Eastbridge has been providing a place of hospitality for over 800 years. It is now home to our Indwellers for whom it provides a safe place to live during their later years. Their welfare is our primary concern.
Our carefully preserved historic buildings are not just monuments to an interesting and eventful past, they continue to play an active role in the life of the City. They are used by local groups for theatrical and musical productions.
Our Franciscan Gardens next door provide a short escape from the bustle of the city. In 2020, the gardens were replanted to better reflect their historical and horticultural heritage. Truly a haven of peace. We are now welcoming visitors to the gardens year round, for information on ticket prices to visit the Gardens and for opening hours, check out the website: https://www.franciscangardens.org.uk/
Entry Prices for Eastbridge Hospital
Adults (aged 18+) – £4.50
Teenagers (aged 13-17) – £3 or Free if accompanied by an Adult
Children (aged 5 – 12) – Free
Children (under 5’s) – Free
Clergy Members – Free*
* with Proof
Essential Carer / Companion – Free*
* When accompanying a visitor with a disability
Pilgrims – Free & will receive a pilgrim stamp and prayer card
If you have been on the River Boat Tours you will get £0.50 off the ticket price – £4*
If you have visited Eastbridge before and would like to return you will get £0.50 off the ticket price – £4*
* with proof of last visit (a receipt)
How to get here
By train: The Eastbridge is located in the centre of the City of Canterbury and is a short walk from both Canterbury East and Canterbury West Stations.
By bus: Canterbury Bus Station is a 5 minute walk.
By car: Parking is restricted in the City centre. The nearest car parks are Whitefriars and St Radigunds. There is also a convenient Park and Ride facility between outlying car parks and the Bus Station.