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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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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Lots of history

Well set out but only ruins,museum part is small and only a handful of displays - if weather is fine you can enjoy the audio tour that packs a lot in.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Well set out but only ruins,museum part is small and only a handful of displays - if weather is fine you can enjoy the audio tour that packs a lot in.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A visit to Canterbury Cathedral isn't complete with seeing St Augustine's Abbey although only a small percentage of visitors seem to include it. There is an interesting museum in the modern entrance building which leads out to the remains of the Abbey. This is a fascinating and peaceful site and the audio guide is particularly helpful for interpreting the ruins.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We received a very nice welcome and an introduction to the museum and the site. The audio-guide made the whole experience memorable. There is so much to find out because, although the buildings are mostly ruins, there are still features which can be identified and it is fascinating to have them pointed out. We spent a lot longer than we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Hard to believe this place was buried for so long. nice self-guided trip through history. too bad the soccer field isnt excavated to see more, but I guess we need some land for modern uses, too!

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

When you arive you enter through a modern, very nice & well presented vistor centre. You can spend some time looking through just the collections in the cases before even entering the actual Abbey. The size of the ruins of this Abbey was a lot bigger & more interesting than I was expecting. Its well worth visting if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Very professionally presented. Loved the information panels around the abbey. They really got the imagination going. Worth a little walk once the big cathedral is done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

ok it's ruins, but the museum is very informative and gives you a insight of life back then. The ruins themselves are open to roam around with information boards at various locations and also an audio guide to give you info as you walk around - no real paths though so don't do on wet day as will be quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Assuming you have an English Heritage card, this is great for repeat visits. Hadn't been until recently, and glad we made the effort for a brief visit. Lots of history on view, and needs a lot more time when we next look round. Informative, and well preserved.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

On a cold February Sunday it was certainly quiet and very atmospheric. An extensive site with plenty of history and architecture to explore. Well worth a visit.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Wonderfully presevered and deeply historical ruins, important to Canterburys', Kents' and British history. My late farther would always take us here several times a year and would inform and teach us the importance of these ruins. Well worth a visit and a beatiful and deeply historic place.

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