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Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury

Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury

Contact

Eastbridge Hospital

01227 471688

Address

25 High Street,
Canterbury,
CT1 2BD

Details

The Eastbridge Hospital was founded in 1180 following the martyrdom of St Thomas Becket on 29th December 1170 in Canterbury Cathedral, as accommodation for poor Pilgrims visiting his tomb.

Today Eastbridge Hospital has two Chapels, The Sleeping Quarters (undercroft) and Dining Hall (refectory) all restored and can be seen as they once were by the Pilgrims Chaucer so vividly described.

Today Eastbridge Hospital provides Almhouse accommodation for elderly persons, currently having 8 flats all occupied.

Accepts groups

Guided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Tours available. Partial disabled access.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Wed 1 Mar - Sat 28 Oct 2017 Mon - Sat 10:30 to 17:00
Summer Opening
1 March 2017 to 28 October 2017 - Last admission 4.40pm. Closed Sundays.

Prices

Adult £2.00
Students/Child (12 - 16 years) £1.00
Under 12: free

School Groups - Children/Students charged, Teachers free.

Directions

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Map reference: TR 147579  Lat: 51.27994 Long: 1.07842

By train: The Eastbridge Hospital is located in the centre of the city of Canterbury and is a short walk from both Canterbury East and Canterbury West Stations.

By bus: Canterbury Bus Station is a 5 minute walk.

By car: Parking is restricted in the city centre. The nearest car parks are Whitefriars and St Radigunds. There is also a convenient Park and Ride facility between outlying car parks and the Canterbury Bus Station.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury West/East station

Facilities

  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Tours available. Partial disabled access.