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Shrine of St Augustine

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Built Big Ben

A fascinating and dramatic place, St Augustine’s is the personal project of the renowned... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A3303XQpaulh
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Extraordinary collection of High Church paraphernalia.

This is a real gem. Includes a particularly detailed and lavish church built by Pugin - so if... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Augustus Pugin - best known for designing most of the Houses of Parliament - radically reformed cityscapes around the world. Pugin built this church as his model of construction, and called it "my own child". Out of all the buildings he built, this...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating and dramatic place, St Augustine’s is the personal project of the renowned architect Augustus Pugin, most famous for designing “Big Ben,” and his other work on the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, in the mid nineteenth century. He said that this building was the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

This is a real gem. Includes a particularly detailed and lavish church built by Pugin - so if highly decorated and formalised church is your thing - then this is a wonderful church. Also had an interesting exhibition on St Augustine's mission to Britain. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

Visited for an evening concert. Beautiful church which I have visited previously. Concert held in main church which has excellent acoustics. Concert was excellent. Refreshments served during interval. Several concerts, including use of organ, planned for 2019. Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend a visit here. We were made to feel very welcome on a wet and cold afternoon. Were given a bit of a guided tour by the chap on the desk who was very knowledgeable and there is good information to read in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

This was Pugin's favourite piece of work according to the great man. And he paid for it himself. After an expensive refurbishment this fine building is certainly worth a visit ..and it's free. Pugin is buried in a chapel inside and as well as that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

Stumbled across this while spending a ew days in a Ramsgate. Free to look around but donations are gratefully received. We asked if we could see the church and as we were the only visitors one of the gentlemen at reception said he would like...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

I attended a splendid memorial service for a deceased tutor monk and mentor in the Church. After the unveiling of the plaque to Father Benedict with fellow Old Boys from the school, it was a pleasure to visit the Shrine and chat to the volunteers....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Popped into this church on our recent stay in Ramsgate and discovered a very informative display on St Augustine and also the architect Pugin. Well worth the visit

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

A bit off the main drag of Ramsgate this really is a hidden gem. Absolutely beautiful gothic church designed by the master that was Pugin. There is such tranquil feel to the Church it's almost tangible. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Despite that, we had the place to ourselves for the hour or so we were there. Nice information centre and friendly guide. Impressive decorative features.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Joseph3355
April 26, 2017|
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Response from Augustine P | Property representative |
Hi Joseph3355, The Visitor Centre serves light refreshments to visiting groups who have booked their visit, though we don't operate as a café or pub. There are cafés and pubs nearby, though, and our Volunteers would be... More
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regulus2016
June 17, 2016|
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Response from Augustine P | Property representative |
Hi Regulus2016, There is a café just around the corner called "The Lookout". There is also the Churchill Tavern (a pub which serves food), the Royal Harbour Hotel, La Magnolia, and Bon Appetit all within easy walking... More
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regulus2016
June 17, 2016|
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Hi Regulus2016, There is a café just around the corner called "The Lookout". There is also the Churchill Tavern (a pub which serves food), the Royal Harbour Hotel, La Magnolia, and Bon Appetit all within easy walking... More
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