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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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Canterbury and White Cliffs of Dover Including Dover Castle Day Trip from London

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very interesting place

This is if significant historical importance to warrant a visit. The audio guide was informative and the whole site interesting

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Mark P
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

This is if significant historical importance to warrant a visit. The audio guide was informative and the whole site interesting

Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Great site good to visit in conjunction with the cathedral great ruins and grounds . Good museum with exhibits of items found in the ruins

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

These were visited as an adjunct to the Cathedral. We unwittingly seemed to often find ourselves in the same area as a guide giving a very informative tour to a group. The fact that he had to talk quite loudly to negate the efforts of a small boy who wanted to know the 'why' and the ;how' of everything, without... More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

My Mother and I were able to visit without paying a fee due to the company she works for however I have written my review on the basis that most will be paying to view this site. The site is mostly ruins with a few standing walls and several plaques explaining the history of the site. There is also a... More 

Lancashire in North West England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We are English Heritage members now and got in free and got the audio tour free also, so a good deal! The history of this place is awesome! I never tire of the history of Britain. Very interesting seeing the grave sites of the first Archbishop of Canterbury who died in 605 and others.

Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Only remains of Abbey, quite a long walk round site so wear comfortable shoes, you can take the audio guide. There is an interesting exhibition inside the shop.

Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We were welcomed on arrival by a very friendly lady and felt relaxed wandering around and learning about the history of these fab ruins. We are so lucky to live in a beautiful country which an interesting history. We easily spent an hour here. It would be nice to have a cafe in site but not too much of an... More 

Innisfil, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

St. Augustine's abbey is an easy stroll in central Canterbury...the ruins are a lovely reminder of the past.

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We went there as there was a wedding at the Cathedral, amazing place, we learn so much about the beginnings of Christianity in Britain, good audio guide, friendly staff, mostly ruins but information boards and your imagination can bring the architecture back to life.

Leyburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Conveniently close to the Cathedral. A beautiful building. Contrasts with the Cathedral but well worth the visit.


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