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St. Augustine's Abbey

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Address: St. Augustines Abbey Longport | Winter opening hours- only open Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm, Canterbury CT1 1PF, England
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+44 1227 767345
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
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USD 88.12*
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Day-Trip to Canterbury and Dover from London
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A walsk into the past

I visit this Abbey out of curioisty: Christianity was brough here by S. Augustin. I followed an audio guide which helped to unveal the story of the Abbey and the monks who lived... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visit this Abbey out of curioisty: Christianity was brough here by S. Augustin. I followed an audio guide which helped to unveal the story of the Abbey and the monks who lived here to the sad dissolution of England monatseries brough by Henry VIII,

Thank 28368Franco
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If visiting Canterbury for any length of time, along with the cathedral this is one of the must-see sites for anyone interested in the city's history. It has a small museum about the abbey's history, and the site is well kept and well signposted throughout.

Thank Porpsny
London, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a sunny day. The grounds were pretty and the ruins lots to learn from. The whole area is nice - although there are many other places in Canterbury that are similar.

Thank Keren B
London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a nice day, it is lovely to walk round the remains (these are simply ruins). There is an audio guide, but we much preferred going without one and simply reading the printed signs.

Thank Pilla
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't know this place existed or that Canterbury had more than one great church. There is more in the way of Canterbury's history here. However, it felt slightly unkempt which is unusual for an English Heritage site.

Thank Bob190736
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is a really beautiful place, but the last thing you want to see when you're walking amongst the ruins is a used condom ON the ruins near the st Pancras church part. I took a picture, but didn't think it was appropriate to post...English heritage you're more than welcome to see! Thoroughly disgusting.

Thank aimee5891
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Disappointed that as an English Heritage member, there was no free parking. Suggest that visitors use car park opposite as this is cheaper than the spaces available adjacent to the abbey and allows a longer period if you want to explore Canterbury after your visit to the Abbey. Refreshments are via a coffee machine, but there is a wonderful cafe... More 

Thank denesa9
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

In 597 AD Pope Gregory the great sent a monk, Augustine, on a missionary to England. Augustine established his seat and monastery in Canterbury and became England's first Archbishop. The Abbey is currently open at weekends only, however you can veiw from the outside. Best car park is Quening carpark and Abbey is opposite.

Thank ray r
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A smal museum of the Abbey of St Austine and extensive grounds where some remains are visible, Gift shop and refreshments available. Run by English Heritage. Entry fee aplies.

Thank berenicewatersm
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

How could it not be? Augustine was ordered to bring the Roman Christianity to England and events were set in train to produce what we now call the Augustine site. But let me explain: Ethelbert married Bertha and this is the real start of the ecclesiastical story of Canterbury. Ethelbert, so the story goes, regarded Bertha as part of the... More 

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