One of the iconic landmarks of Canterbury, the Westgate is a medieval gatehouse which stands at the west end of the High Street, beside the River Stour. A stark contrast to the surrounding buildings, the gatehouse has had generations of medieval pilgrims pass through it on their way to the shrine of Thomas a Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The upper floor of the gatehouse has been converted into a small West Gate Museum. On display are armour and weapons.
Entrance Ticket Details For Westgate, Canterbury
West Gate Museum tickets:
- Adults (16+): 4 pounds
- Students: 3 pounds
- Children (5-15): 2 pounds
- Entry is free for children under four years.
Westgate, Canterbury Hours
- West Gate Museum: 11:00 am. to 04:00 pm.
How to Reach Westgate, Canterbury
- Bus stops near Westgate towers.
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95% of people who visit Canterbury include Westgate, Canterbury in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
48.81% of people start their Westgate, Canterbury visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Westgate, Canterbury
68% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Westgate, Canterbury
Westgate, Canterbury Reviews & Ratings
This is a nice intro to Canterbury. It's only 2 pound in and the guide is incredibly helpful. Be sure to tip him and he'll tell you the different ways to avoid paying the 12 quid into Canterbury Cathedral. Note the entrance to the tower is through the pub next door.
Brilliant. Well worth the entrance fee. Friendly knowledgeable staff . Grand kids approval rating 'awesome "
Great historical place with interesting artefacts along with fantastic views of Canterbury city and helpful staff.
When arriving in the City it is hard to miss the Westgate Towers.the largest surviving City Gate in England and still with traffic passing through the central archway. It made for an impressive entry into the complex of streets and whilst there have been difficulties over the years, it is good to see it still preserved
A dramatic marker of the amazing historic area beyond it.