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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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Day-Trip to Canterbury and Dover from London
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Fantastic Ruins

This spot is absolutely lovely. It consists of mostly ruins of the abbey and accompanying burial grounds and chapels, as well as a small museum that has some of the artefacts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bavarian_Ruffian
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Peterborough, United Kingdom

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This spot is absolutely lovely. It consists of mostly ruins of the abbey and accompanying burial grounds and chapels, as well as a small museum that has some of the artefacts found at the site (and a small gift shop and a couple of loos). The site is an approximate 15 minute walk from the city centre, and with the... More 

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rosario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing archaeological treasures. Thrilling walks around the ruins of what must have been an impressive abbey. Absolutely worth a visit

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although now just ruins, the interactive guide talks you through how this once great abbey would have once looked like and how the monks lived. well worth a visit to soak up the history and the significance of this holy place

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The first thing to know is that the entrance is not through the main gate into buildings used by the Kings School, but off Longport to the south. The site consists of a modern reception area with a museum and small sales area. No café, just a fridge with drinks. If wet there is sheltered seating just outside and you... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First of all I'm not a religious person at all, but this does not stop me believing how important this place is to people who are and just how incredible this building is. I came thinking this was just another ruined Abbey but left knowing that this is where it all started. Amazing. The audio tour is excellent and details... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well laid out with loads of explanatory boards. Audio trail also available. Excellent and helpful guide on reception. Well looked after

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not really that hidden as it's English Heritage but in comparison to the Cathedral the city doesn't make much fuss about it. It's a wonderful place where on a sunny day the whole family can enjoy history, a picnic, and a good educational time. The audio guides are free (at time of writing) so get one!

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it is mainly a ruin and not many walls remain, it is a good idea to spend some time there as the grounds are fairly big. There is a lot of history there and the entrance to the whole thing has a good exhibition so you don't just see the ruin. A worthwhile trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is genuinely just remains of what was once a magnificent building however I found the audio guide and general grounds very interesting and although not enough to see to encourage a return visit I think this is genuinely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place to visit - birth place of Christianity in UK. Children really enjoyed it too and loved the headset commentary devices.

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