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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
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Day-Trip to Canterbury and Dover from London

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Interesting afternoon

Spent an interesting afternoon finding out about the history of this abbey from 597 AD. Interesting to read about the Normans and Saxons connected with the abbey and the rules... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent an interesting afternoon finding out about the history of this abbey from 597 AD. Interesting to read about the Normans and Saxons connected with the abbey and the rules that the monks had to abide by. Also fascinating to read about the life of St Augustine.

Thank sightseercumrambler
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our visit here, it's ruins but some how you can feel the history and the atmosphere. Special place

Thank Karen B
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

Thank Bavarian_Ruffian
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

Thank 300maria
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

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

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 

Thank Martin T
Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank steve627
Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

Thank Aileen F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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!

Thank Fantastical_Dom
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.

Thank Silvana S

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