It had been a wet day and though the rain had just about stopped I thought I would probably be too late to see the Abbey - I'm so glad that I did make the effort! EH now seems to stay open until 6 which was a real bonus and I had an hour to make the tour (the excellent audio tour takes around 45 minutes) and see the museum exhibits. The guide on duty was a fount of interesting knowledge who helped to orient me to the site and its place in the wider Canterbury environment
The audio tour takes you chronologically around the site and it is easy to follow the development of the 3 Saxon churches (with their recycled Roman bricks in places) through the amalgamation of two of them and the rise and fall of the Abbey. Thomas Cromwell had a lot to answer for!
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