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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
+44 1227 767345
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St. Augustines Abbey Longport | Winter opening hours- only open Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm, Canterbury CT1 1PF, England
+44 1227 767345

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank CarolineGibbs
Reviewed 4 November 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

Thank 237colin
Reviewed 29 October 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

1  Thank hugo d
Reviewed 18 October 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.

1  Thank ktdowling
Reviewed 16 October 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

1  Thank Stella C
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This Abbey is on the Heritage list and you can enter for free if you have this pre-purchased pass. The Abbey is well presented and put together for visitors. They have artifacts inside the museum building with wonderfully write-ups on the time period and how...More

Thank Katmarsh
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Obviously not nearly as well known as the Cathedral, but nevertheless well worth a visit to stroll the ruins, visit the small museum and try the Virtual Reality trip to the Abbey as it was before the Dissolution. Well looked after by English Heritage and...More

Thank ALAN M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Wishing to make good use of our English Heritage membership cards, my friends and I headed down to Canterbury by train from London, and specifically went to visit St Augustine's Abbey, before venturing into the city of Canterbury for a proper wander around. Although I'd...More

Thank Zippy-Oz
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Definitely one to take your time with. Owned by English Heritage, there is an admission fee if not a member. Lots to explore around the grounds, and an interesting piece of history for those wanting to research more after their visit.

Thank Stephen V
Reviewed 26 September 2017

found the place full of history, though a ruin still interesting to see,also have a small Museum enjoyable

Thank Dodgyjon
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Miriam J
10 October 2017|
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Response from FelixStowe10 | Reviewed this property |
Yes unless you are an English Heritage member.
26 April 2017|
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Response from Cindy S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are allowed.
Roy H
29 January 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.