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Monday, 23 February 2009

Westgate Towers


Dear readers

I must apologise to you for failing to show you one of the most important buildings of Canterbury.
The Westgate Towers is part of the wall that once surrounded Canterbury. The gate was built 1380 by Archbishop Sudbury and for many years it was a prison.

Today the towers house a museum worth visiting if you are around.

Canterbury West Gate Towers
St Peter's Street
Canterbury UK
Telephone: + 44 (0)1227 789 576

museums@canterbury.gov.uk
Open: Monday - Saturday 11.00 - 12.30 and 13.30 - 15.30.
Admission charge. Adults: £1.25, Concessions £0.75, Family Ticket £2.90

4 comments:

Jacob said...

It looks to be a fearsome place. Built by a bishop, heh? And then used as a prison. Hmmm.

Love to visit, though!

Michelle said...

Wow! That is such an awesome place. I hope to go there some day. It is beautiful.

Judith said...

Hi Rose you're Stalker returns at your bidding!! lol love those towers Karl's Uni house was on the other side of them. Trust all is well with you? Judith

Ms M said...

It would be fascinating to visit them (if I get to Canterbury :>))