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St. Augustine's Abbey

Longport, Canterbury CT1 1PF, England
01227 767 345
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Ranked #5 of 48 Attractions in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Cairo, Egypt
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2 helpful votes 2 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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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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23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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211 attraction reviews
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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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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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4 helpful votes 4 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Abbey is a ruin but is well presented, has information boards and an interesting small museum area at the entrance.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

You need to see this site. It is very different from the Cathedral. Roman ruins but well laid out signs explaining what you are looking at. Think 1-2 hours at most is more than sufficient.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It is all to see ruins and without the audio commentary it would have been a bit boring. We visited this attraction as part of the Visitor's 9-day Heritage Membership deal, and without it we would have been probably disappointed to have paid the entrance fee and then only see the ruins, interesting as it would have been in and... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Although there is not much left of the Augustinian Abbey, the audio guide is extremely comprehensive and brings alive the walls of stone.

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