Westgate Towers & Museum
St Peter’s Street
Kent CT1 2BQ
The only medieval entry through the city walls of Canterbury left standing is the Westgate Towers. Over the centuries, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims on their way to visit the Shrine of St Thomas Becket have passed underneath this arch.
This is the largest surviving city gate in England.
At one time the Tower was used as a city gaol and an original cell is open to visitors. In the the guardroom is a replica portcullis and an exhibition of armaments and weapons from the English Civil War to World War II.
For historical information relating to Westgate Towers go to Web: Canterbury Historical & Archaeological Society/ Westgate External Link
A visit just to view this historic city gate is definately worthwhile.
There are spectacular views across the city of Canterbury in all directions including the iconic Canterbury Cathedral and Marlowe Theatre.
The museum is open 11am to 4:00pm, every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
For admission costs including concessions go to Web: Westgate Towers/ One Pound Lane External Link
There is a joint ticket available with the Canterbury Tales Attraction.
Entry is via The Pound, up the main staircase & over the glass bridge. Follow the signs!
Contact & Further Information
Westgate Towers Museum External Link
Accommodation - Search & Book through Booking.com here: External Link
Google Maps - Westgates Tower