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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

To appreciate this fantastic historic site, walk right into the Abbey grounds to see it in all its glory. Unfortunately it was closed during our visit so we were unable to get inside, however the walk around the outside is well worth it to relaise the full extent of the building.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

I was here researching a book; After the Dissolution of The Monasteries, Henry VIII converted the abbots lodgings for his own use and built a new range to receive his new bride, Anne of Cleves. Almost all the buildings are lost but the abbey ruins still retain a spiritual imprint of nearly 1000 years of worship. The old palace courtyard... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The best place to hgo to know niot only about the historical church but also about how did Canterbury started and why is it important in the history of this country. At first I thought its won't be any good to go see just ruins with no specific features. But when you go you should take the audio guide from... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Although a ruin and little above ground the guide book is informative and the site has a mystique and by follow the site plan one can imagine what the abbey was like in its heyday

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Pay your £5 and wander amongst the ruins. If you are an English Heritage member then no charge. A nice little museumy bit which is interesting. Get a guide book to give you more of an insight into the abbey. Good stuff

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Brooklyn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Not worth paying to go into the grounds. Just look at it through the gates or from the shop. It's impressive enough that way and you can supplement seeing it that way by going to a website.

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Fort St. John, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Spent the better part of the afternoon going thru the ruins,still amazed at the destruction of such beautiful buildings,If you like ruins this is a good one to walk about in. I enjoyed it. Again took lots of photos.

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I get a bit jaded by the number of ruins I get to see. That being said, this is an important site in British Roman Catholic Church history, and it is well sign posted.

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