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St. Augustine's Abbey

Longport, Canterbury CT1 1PF, England
01227 767 345
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Ranked #5 of 52 Attractions in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The museum is good, lots of information and artefacts to learn about the Abbey. The audio guide is good, if a little out-dated. The entry fee is reasonable. You do have to use your imagination a little bit but it was good to go and see and learn a little bit of history of Olde Timey Canterbury!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is an absolutely beautiful place to visit! Not for a full day out but if you're in Canterbury give it a visit for half hour or so. We got let in for free due to a person living in Canterbury letting us in with their key card; however we were unsure how to exit until we eventually found a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a little gem and worth a visit when in Canterbury. Entrance fee is minimal with interesting plaques around the grounds as well as audio tour which we did.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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155 attraction reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We did a driving trip in the UK and after seeing beautiful abbeys I really wanted to see ruins and here I got that. I can only imagine what this place looked like in the day, the site is well maintained and the grounds are lovely. There are many artifacts inside the admission building that really show what it could... More

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Not sure really what to say - it's the site of the ruins to St Augustine's Abbey. Informative, especially with the audio tour (you can ask for headphones to attach to the device or use your own). Value for money - the knowledge the admission charge feeds back into keeping historic buildings/site in good condition keeping history alive. Make sure... More

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Canterbury
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Continuing to enjoy English heritage membership (using tesco club card vouchers) this is the best way to afford entry to this and other great sites. The site has a nice museum and displays for about 20mins. Good audio guide for the ruins outside. Good place for under 10's for a run around and hiding, also quite relaxing and an important... More

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Spofforth, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This abbey is just outside the walls with parking opposite. It is an English Heritage site so free to members (we are) but a fairly steep price to those who are not. There is an informative information centre complete with skeleton before you enter the extensive ruins. Good set of ruins with plenty to look round and sensible amount of... More

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Escondido, California
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21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The abbey is outside of town so the tour buses don't go there. When we were there, we were almost alone. The museum is first, and has some interesting artifacts. The ruins are the best part, however, and with the written guide it was really easy to see what was what. There's a real connection to the past here--this is... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful place to visit. I think the fee was too much for a historical site. You can go there a do a picnic, read a book or just nap and relax on the lawn. Very nice to walk around imagining how they used to live there.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Recently visited this historic site. It's a beautiful area. Take a book and a picnic and just enjoy the atmosphere. The archeology is very impressive. Parking is just across of the road. Enter into the small museum which is done very well. Amazing that there are graves there from before the 'dark ages'. Strongly suggest become English Heritage members, the... More

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