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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 interesting visit to one of the first centres of Christianity in England aided by an excellent audio commentary and information boards

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting visit to one of the first centres of Christianity in England aided by an excellent audio commentary and information boards

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A short walk from Canterbury Cathedral you will find the ruins of St Augustine's Abbey. It is a well organized exhibit which combines a small but interesting museum and an audio tour of the ruins of the Abbey. A fascinating site found in the English Heritage tour book.. It is the site where Christianity was brought to England. If you... More 

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Alphen aan de Rijn, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My wife saw this in our English Heritage guide book and thought it would be fun for a quick visit. You should leave quick out. The site of the oldest church in England deserves that you take your time. You start out by going through the small but very interesting museum. Take the audio tour, this give you a complete... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My friend and I were staying at the Premier Inn and realised that the abbey was just a short walk from there. As we are both English Heritage members, there was no entrance fee to pay. The museum area is well laid out, but the main site consists of the abbey ruins outdoors so fine weather is needed. When we... More 

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visited during trip to Canterbury and as we are English Heritage members worth a visit especially if you are interested in history or the origins of Christianity, Otherwise fee may be considered high

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What a fabulous place to visit. The visitors centre has some very nice relics on display and a small lead coffin with a full skeleton inside. There is the usual small shop and toilets. The ruins are very large and there are examples from different periods and lots of different types of building materials and techniques. There are audio guides... More 

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Sunnyvale, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very interesting sight especially since this is the location where British Christianity began. The free taped audio tour was a welcomed surprise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Locals can get a code to enter after hours and you can walk your dog there, or picnic. Dogs on leads in opening hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

See the sight where St Augustine started the theological center of England in the 6th century. The ruins are very interesting and it's free if you have a Heritage pass.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Thing have changed since the days of The Ministry of Works, the predecessor of the quango that is English Heritage. Once one was presented with grassy lawns in which more or less walls stood, perhaps augmented by a shed with some random bits of carved stone in it. Now one has audio interpretation, a museum and a gift shop. Luckily,... More 

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Additional Information about St. Augustine's Abbey

Address: Longport, Canterbury CT1 1PF, England
Phone Number: 01227 767 345
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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