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Last chance to enter the Canterbury Cathedral grounds for free

This Sunday marks the last weekend the public can enter Canterbury Cathedral grounds for free.

The six-week trial which began on the January 29, was to test the financial boundaries of allowing free entry to some of the Cathedral grounds.

During the trial visitors were allowed into the Cathedrals precincts, including the memorial gardens for free between the hours of 9am to 9pm.

From the March 10 the precincts will only be accessible for free in the evenings from 5pm to 9pm, however visitors must pay for a ticket to access the Cathedral and it’s grounds during sightseeing hours.

Children will still be free to visit the Cathedral, however an adult ticket will cost £17 without any discount or pass.

The Cathedral often receives no funding from the government or Church of England and costs around £30,000 daily to keep open to visitors.

It remains free to attend a service or enter the Cathedral to pray.

It is unconfirmed if their will be another trial in future.

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