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Address: Longport, Canterbury CT1 1PF, England
Phone Number: 01227 767 345
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St Augustine's Abbey

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Koumala, Queensland, Australia
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Koumala, Queensland, Australia
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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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14 attraction reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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