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Westgate Towers


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Westgate Towers


Built in 1380 the Westgate Towers is England's largest surviving Medieval Gateway. Explore its unique history & take in some of the most iconic views in the county of Kent.

Beautiful views of the Westgate Parks from the Westgate Towers battlements viewpoint.

Spectacular views across the city of Canterbury in all directions including the iconic Canterbury Cathedral and Marlowe Theatre. 

NOW OPEN! The Westgate is a medieval gatehouse approximately 60 foot (18m) high and is the largest surviving city gate in England. Built of Kentish ragstone c1380, it is the last surviving of Canterbury's 7 medieval gates, one of Canterbury's iconic landmarks. The Tower is a scheduled ancient monument and Grade I listed. Visitors can explore its rich history and take in the spectacular views of the city from the battlements viewpoint. Also part of the museum are the original felons' cells built c1830 in the gaol extension and the c1907 police station cells on the ground floor as part of The Pound Bar & Kitchen. Look out for the black 'History Discs' located on all floors which give more information on the former uses of each space over the years.

TICKETS: Adults £4 (16 years +) / Students & Concessions £3 / Children £2 (5-15 years) / 4 Years and Under FREE

Family Ticket (2 Adults, 3 Children) £10

Residents & Groups Over 15 People 10% Discount

(Please contact us for group bookings & educational visits)

 

CANTERBURY TALES JOINT TICKET! Adults £11.75 / Students & Concessions £9.50 / Children £7.50 (5-15 years) / 4 Years and Under FREE

Save a £1 off regular ticket prices for each venue / www.canterburytales.org.uk / Available to purchase at either venue


Location

1 Pound Lane Canterbury Kent CT12BZ England

Entrance is via The Pound, up the main staircase & over the glass bridge. Follow the signs!

OPENING HOURS

EACH DAY 11AM - 4PM

(Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day)

Occasionally closed for special events. See www.twitter.com/onepoundlane

CONTACT

(01227) 458629

westgatetowers@onepoundlane.co.uk

@OnePoundLane #WestgateTowers

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Explore..

The history of Canterbury's city gaol & police station

 

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The history of Canterbury's city gaol & police station

 

The Magna Carta Maquettes - The Westgate Towers is home to the unrestored Magna Carta Maquettes, explore this unique story.

The City Gaol - Experience the life of a Canterbury felon in the untouched c1830 felons' cells.

Exhibits From The Wars - A fascinating glimpse into Canterbury's military links and the Wars.

Pound Bar & Kitchen Glass Box

The Pound Bar & Cafe - Continue your exploration of the gaoler's house and police station whilst enjoying a drink in the cafe. 

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A visit would not be complete without visiting our neighbours..

The Westgate Parks

 

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A visit would not be complete without visiting our neighbours..

The Westgate Parks