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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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Day-Trip to Canterbury and Dover from London
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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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"english heritage"
in 36 reviews
"audio guide"
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"virtual reality"
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"small museum"
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"royal palace"
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"a unesco world heritage site"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw this in our English Heritage book, so we thought we'd give it a look. So glad we did! The museum had lots to keep younger children engaged, and the virtual reality helped them understand the ruins. Ruins were interesting and peaceful. Really great way...More

Thank ShelStrel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only the museum is beautifully kept and really interesting, with virtual reality showing how the abbey was in the past, but also the gardens provide a peaceful oasis of green where you can walk your dog and have a great view of the Cathedral.

Thank Flaviana T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

English Heritage have made a good job of the visitors centre here with interesting artifacts and even a virtual reality tour. The site itself doesn't have a huge amount to see but what is there is well signed so one can use imagination to fill...More

Thank Jill F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Considered one of the most significant and ancient churches in England. On entry into the Abbey, you get a mini museum that gives an overview of the history of St. Augustine and the Abbey. Which give a good amount of background. As for the abbey...More

Thank macedonboy
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

The museum and ruins combine to make for a very enjoyable hour or two - a clearly-explained and informative timeline of the history of the site with lots of relics and artefacts puts you in the picture, then strolling around the grounds you can really...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

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 15 January 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Abi G
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Reviewed 6 January 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

Thank heather o
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Reviewed 28 December 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

Thank Rod L
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Reviewed 22 December 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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21 April 2018|
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Response from ShelStrel | Reviewed this property |
For the tiles, there was a small semi-enclosed area near the crypt. I think there was a sort of table or alter in it? (Sorry, I can't remember what it was called.) The tiles were on the floor to the left, I believe. And... More
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Response from FelixStowe10 | Reviewed this property |
Yes unless you are an English Heritage member.
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Response from Cindy S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are allowed.
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