Westgate Towers

Westgate Towers

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One of the iconic landmarks of Canterbury, Westgate Towers stand at the west end of the High Street, beside the River Stour. Generations of medieval pilgrims passed under the gatehouse arch on their way to the shrine of Sir Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral.

For many years the West Gate served as the town prison, connected by a walkway to the police station next door. Above the portcullis slot is a 'condemned cell', where prisoners awaiting execution were held.

Sebastian Brown1 min ago

I remember when the double decker busses used to go through the towers. If you sat at the front on the top deck it was terrifying! It always looked like you weren't going to fit through.

Sebastian Brown
Kayleigh Jones1 min ago

I never got the opportunity to visit the museum and jail back when it was open to the public. It was a shame that it had to close.

Kayleigh Jones
Richard Taylor30 mins ago

I work in the new bar that adjoins the towers, it's amazing how much there is to learn about this building.

Richard Taylor
John Rivers1 hour ago

This is the first part of the city center you see as you enter Canterbury from the university. It really sets the scene for the rest of the city.

John Rivers
Luisa Smith3 hours ago

I used to love the little museum in the towers when I was younger, you were able to dress up in replica armour just like the real armour from medieval times.

Luisa Smith
Ruby Reynolds2 days ago

I'm really glad the busses don't go through the arch anymore, it should protect the building for just a little longer.

Ruby Reynolds
Ruby Reynolds25 connections

I'm really glad the busses don't go through the arch anymore, it should protect the building for just a little longer.

Ruby Reynolds
John Rivers20 connections

This is the first part of the city center you see as you enter Canterbury from the university. It really sets the scene for the rest of the city.

John Rivers
Kayleigh Jones15 connections

I never got the opportunity to visit the museum and jail back when it was open to the public. It was a shame that it had to close.

Kayleigh Jones
Luisa Smith12 connections

I used to love the little museum in the towers when I was younger, you were able to dress up in replica armour just like the real armour from medieval times.

Luisa Smith
Richard Taylor8 connections

I work in the new bar that adjoins the towers, it's amazing how much there is to learn about this building.

Richard Taylor
Sebastian Brown3 connections

I remember when the double decker busses used to go through the towers. If you sat at the front on the top deck it was terrifying! It always looked like you weren't going to fit through.

Sebastian Brown