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St. Augustine's Abbey

Longport, Canterbury CT1 1PF, England
01227 767 345
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Ranked #5 of 52 Attractions in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We found this place to be really inspiring and a great history lesson. Although we are atheists you cannot wonder at the influence this place has had on the religious history of Britain and its lasting effect on our culture. The insight into how the monks lived was informative and entertaining. It is sad the monasteries were dissolved and every... More

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Dallas, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It's largely ruined foundations and would probably be worth a visit if it were free. It isn't. While you might want to visit if you're there it certainly isn't worth a special trip. I suggest you look at the images on Google before visiting and see if you are still interested.

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Beautiful! Incredible history, wonderful walk outside. Hidden treasure, we were some of the only people touring.

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Wodonga, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a surprisingly refreshing gem after the dismally poor rip off experience of Canterbury cathedral - and here was the true heart of it all. You get a real feel for its origins and the audio guide was excellent. For history bugs it is a gem to find, for theologians it is a reminder of how quickly we lose... More

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17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The museum is good, lots of information and artefacts to learn about the Abbey. The audio guide is good, if a little out-dated. The entry fee is reasonable. You do have to use your imagination a little bit but it was good to go and see and learn a little bit of history of Olde Timey Canterbury!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is an absolutely beautiful place to visit! Not for a full day out but if you're in Canterbury give it a visit for half hour or so. We got let in for free due to a person living in Canterbury letting us in with their key card; however we were unsure how to exit until we eventually found a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a little gem and worth a visit when in Canterbury. Entrance fee is minimal with interesting plaques around the grounds as well as audio tour which we did.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We did a driving trip in the UK and after seeing beautiful abbeys I really wanted to see ruins and here I got that. I can only imagine what this place looked like in the day, the site is well maintained and the grounds are lovely. There are many artifacts inside the admission building that really show what it could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Not sure really what to say - it's the site of the ruins to St Augustine's Abbey. Informative, especially with the audio tour (you can ask for headphones to attach to the device or use your own). Value for money - the knowledge the admission charge feeds back into keeping historic buildings/site in good condition keeping history alive. Make sure... More

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Canterbury
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34 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Continuing to enjoy English heritage membership (using tesco club card vouchers) this is the best way to afford entry to this and other great sites. The site has a nice museum and displays for about 20mins. Good audio guide for the ruins outside. Good place for under 10's for a run around and hiding, also quite relaxing and an important... More

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