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St. Augustine's Abbey

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Address: St. Augustines Abbey Longport, Canterbury CT1 1PF, England
Phone Number: 01227 767 345
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$83.15*
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Day-Trip to Canterbury and Dover from London
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Even though this Abbey is in ruins, it still gives a good indication of size and the information allows you to appreciate the splendor and life that occurred at this site.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Adelaide Hills, Australia

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even though this Abbey is in ruins, it still gives a good indication of size and the information allows you to appreciate the splendor and life that occurred at this site.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

St Augustine's Abbey, dating from about 597 AD, is a place of peace and tranquility in otherwise busy and crowded Canterbury. The interesting and evocative ruins are full of history, including the original burial place of St Augustine. The free audio tour is excellent and there's a small museum as well. Plan on spending about an hour. Well worth a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A trip to Canterbury is utterly incomplete without visiting these Augustine ruins - the history of the place kept me spellbound, and complements the more famous Cathedral nearby. Leave a bit of time to really appreciate the free audio tour, but perhaps read each station point blurb before pressing PLAY - I personally couldn't do both. Don't miss this attraction... More 

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Thank Kane C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit, learn a little bit of the English history, check out the ruins. Cheaper than a £12 visit to Canterbury church.

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Away from the hustle and bustle of the confines of the old town around the Cathedral, this is a great place to get some space, fresh air and peace while learning about the fascinating history of the Abbey. Not far from the town on foot, the walk reveals some of the not-so-old Canterbury. Plenty of informative signboards if you don't... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful historical site to visit. Audio handsets available to accompany your solo tour. Plenty of benches to sit along the tour... great place to bring a picnic. Don't forget the camera as there is good opertunities to capture some great shots.

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Northampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tucked away behind a wall, but just across the road from a car park, this is a large site and mostly open to all weathers, so best visited on a dry day. There are excellent English Heritage information boards throughout the site to guide the visit through history. Of special mention is the excellent exhibition in the information / entrance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Abbey-or more precisely what remains of the Abbey-is located a short walk from the Cathedral, and it's well worth it-these ruins are lovely and evoke a sense of what the Abbey must have been like during its prime. There is a small museum as you enter , and the audio guide is superb. The Abbey, along with the Cathedral... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best to tour the ruins of the two churches, St. Augustine's(first archbishop of Canterbury, 597AD) original church and the later Norman one with a phone guide and tour the building with the artifacts. If you like history, this is the place for you to reflect on the beginnings of Christianity in England, shame it was ruined

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a English heritage member, I've been to a few old ruins of churches but this one was I particularly loved. The visit starts with a expectionally detailed introduction into the history of Canterbury and the beginnings of Christianity before leading out into the ruins of the Abbey itself. Here you can wander at will, with all parts of the... More 

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