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St. Augustine's Abbey

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Address: Longport, Canterbury CT1 1PF, England
Phone Number: 01227 767 345
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Very historical, stunning place!

This great Abbey is an important mark for the birth of Christianity. Very lovely walk along the ruins on a sunny day and at the of the trip you enter a small museum. Worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This great Abbey is an important mark for the birth of Christianity. Very lovely walk along the ruins on a sunny day and at the of the trip you enter a small museum. Worth a visit.

Thank 251larsn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a most interesting couple of hours. we learnt a great deal about early Christianity in England which we were not aware of and the audio tour was excellent. good visitor centre as well

Thank Captainmoosehead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This site is not so expensive, yet really beautiful and impressive! At the end of the site you get a great view over Canterbury with the cathedral in the back! I really loved this place!

Thank Leen T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

There is a small museum with things found at the site at the visitor centre, then you go outside and follow the ruins and their story. It is really sad to see a building like this and then try to imagine how it used to look hundreds of years ago. I went a few hours before closing, during summer and... More 

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washington, dc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Many people visit Canterbury to see the cathedral but skip St. Augustine's Abbey, which is just a short walk from the historic city center. It is a National Trust site, but for non-members, the entrance fee is just £6, which includes a good audio guide. The abbey is one of the most important locations for the history of the English... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Such a beautiful place, you can feel the history all around when you visit. Take the time to take in the whole experience

Thank Lynne M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The museum inside sets the scene for the ruins outside with a fascinating history of the area and ruins. An audioguide is included in the price (the site is free for English Heritage members like myself). The ruins though also have detailed plaques that pretty much replicate what is said on the audioguides. The site was mostly deserted when I... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

During a recent trip to Canterbury we visited the site of St Augustine's Abbey. It was a grey and blustery afternoon and it's worth noting that these are the ruins of a once-monumentally important religious site. Now, the post-Reformation leftovers provide very little cover, but if you like a bit of historical adventure the wind and rain seems to compound... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

A lovely modern visitor centre and well kept site only a short walk from the city centre. Nice to wander freely around the site whilst listening to the audio guide. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We enjoyed going round St Augustine's Abbey. We did use the Audio guide, which i did like using. There was also a demonstration about 'Illuminated Texts' on at the time, which was v interesting.

Thank JudyJade7

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