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St. Augustine's Abbey

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A short walk outside of town, the abbey requires one's imagination for a good view unless you have a lot of time for the audio guided tour. There is a small museum. We visited on a rather dreary day and walked around reading the plaques...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

History in the sun, audible guide bit boring but worth having, great views of cathedral, on my doorstep for years but never visited before. Worth spending couple of hours, only downside is the public car park opposite at £1.70 an hour.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

We visited this Abbey because it was a UNESCO site and it lived up to its designation. They have a great audio guide to use as you walk around the grounds, which is very informative. I hadn’t known about it before we arrived and it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

It is a heritage place. If you know a bit of the history or can stay a bit longer reading those introductions you will enjoy the view and the ruins.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank xiaolibera
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

The Abbey was founded by St. Augustine in the early 7th century AD, soon after his arrival in England on a Papal mission. Unfortunately, only ruins of what once was a massive and impressive Abbey remain. Monasteries and Abbie’s were destroyed during the 16th century...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike3521
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is a bit of a hidden gem. Had no idea it was there. What an interesting place. Ruins of the old monastery that you can explore, and imagine how it must’ve been. They even supply monks outfits for you to dress up in if...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Very interesting visit, found out a lot about Canterbury and it’s history. Would recommend a visit if you’re visiting

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Beverley P
Reviewed 2 September 2018

In addition to Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury's Unesco designation covers two other remarkable (and less-visited) venues. One is St.Martin's Church & the other is this ruined Abbey which is about a 10 minute walking distance from the Cathedral. I definitely recommend seeing it. It has an...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bubbles73uk
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We called in here while doing the Queen Bertha Walk. It is free if you a member of English heritage but despite that I would pay. The visitors centre is the most interesting and the 3D headset giving a visual tour is amazing. You can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank chrissT8030TW
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We have not gone inside as it is a paid entrance, however you can very well see the ruins of the abbey from the outside, too (without actually paying for the ticket). This place is one of the three (the other two being the cathedral...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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enideros
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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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Yes unless you are an English Heritage member.
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Yes, dogs are allowed.
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