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St. Augustine's Abbey

St. Augustines Abbey Longport | Winter opening hours- only open Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm, Canterbury CT1 1PF, England
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St. Augustines Abbey Longport | Winter opening hours- only open Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm, Canterbury CT1 1PF, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited St. Augustine's Abbey while in Canterbury for a pre Christmas visit. Loads of information on the site and artifacts in the entrance hall before you go through to the Abbey ruins so it's worth spending some time here before you go through. The ruins...More

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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Interesting for a brief visit lots of history and some average ruins to be seen , good info boards around .

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

My children are studying the Middle Ages and just went over the stories about St. Augustine from Rome. They also read a book "Augustine of Kent", a nice historical fiction. It was fun to visit the Abbey where everything happened. Afterwards, we saw St. Martin's...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

I love sites like this. The ruins of many different buildings remain, many on top of each other. It was a rainy day when i visited but I still enjoyed wondering the grounds. On a clear day this really would be fun to explore. The...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

Before going to visit Canterbury Cathedral it is vital to visit St Augustine's Abbey as this was the birth of English christinity. By visiting the abbey first one can understand why Canterbury Cathedral is where it is. Has an excellent audio guide

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Reviewed November 30, 2017

Having lived in Canterbury for over 25 years we have never visited the Abbey ruins. Having some rare spare time together thought we would have a look around only to find the gates firmly locked. Checked the opening times and it states it is open...More

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Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

There is a modern visitors centre that complements the historical site, the audio guide gives you the full story of the Abbey and it’s well worth visiting before going across to Canterbury Cathedral . Very well maintained and gives you a guide insight into the...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Travelled from London with my girlfriend and spent the day admiring the sights that Canterbury has to offer, and hands down St. Augustine’s Abbey was my favourite! Excellent bit of history and you are free to wonder and explore at your own pace. It was...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

This offers a nice audio tour that took about an hour at a leisurely pace. Some cool things to see. A very interesting stop on the Canterbury tourist trail.

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

The pedestrian entrance wasn't very easy to find for the abbey and the signs are not placed in a clear way on the street, but once inside you realize it's really worth the trouble. You have to pay about £6 to enter as this is...More

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Miriam J
October 10, 2017|
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Response from FelixStowe10 | Reviewed this property |
Yes unless you are an English Heritage member.
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noseyChris
April 26, 2017|
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Response from Cindy S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are allowed.
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Roy H
January 29, 2015|
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Response from Elizabeth S | Reviewed this property |
It would be very difficult to maneuver a wheelchair around this site as much of it is grassy and there are some steps. The little museum is accessible but may not be worth the admission fee.
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