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St. Augustine's Abbey

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Address: Longport, Canterbury CT1 1PF, England
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One of the highlights of my visit to Canterbury. I had plenty of time to listen to every word of the audio-guide, roaming leisurely through the ruins of this once great abbey... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

One of the highlights of my visit to Canterbury. I had plenty of time to listen to every word of the audio-guide, roaming leisurely through the ruins of this once great abbey. Many benches beckon you to sit and ponder the history that took place here, the inspirational devotion and the terrible destruction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The ruins themselves are limited, but on a beautiful day, you can imagine what the abbey would have been like. The gatehouse has a wealth of facts and there's plaques throughout the ruins themselves, including on famous people buried there. I occasionally used to go here to sit and study as its outdoors and away from the bustle of Christ... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Excellent audioguide to this iconic ruined abbey. A short walk from the centre of Canterbury is this English Heritage site. Anyone interested in the history of England, especially ecclesiastical history, should not miss this site. The audioguide brings it to life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The cost was almost 7 pounds, which is more than I hoped considering the small size of the area. But the audio tour is included in the price, and it provided great information. Tons of history here, and if you are interested in St. Augustine or the spread of Christianity into England it is a must.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Definitely worth a visit - site is very quiet, peaceful, very few other people when we visited. Not a lot left of the Abbey, but enough to work out (with the aid of the guidebook - I recommend buying one) how the building would have looked and what the various spaces were used for.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Visited as a family group and was pleasantly surprised by this venue. You do need your imagination to envisage the form some elements would have taken but visiting here is more than just the remains. Whether religious or not, knowing you've been to the burial site of a saint and first Archbishop of Canterbury that reintroduced Christianity to Britain is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is mostly ruins as not buildings remain, but it can be quite impressive to be on the grounds of such an important and ancient site. It was quite moving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was my favorite tour in Canterbury. The cost of admission includes a self-guided audio tour. The ruins of the Abbey are worth seeing and learning about. I would go back again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Fantastic to review history and realise just how old this is and that henry the 8th put Anne of Cleaves in here before demolishing most of it. The history is amazing with 3 early Kings of Kent buried here

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Back in history...how great is England in preparing the past for the future generations! glad we've been there!!

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