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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 4 days ago via mobile

Really important historic site and who knew! The fact that they have identified St Augustine's burial site plus at least 4 Anglo-Saxon kings and 4 other early pre-Norman conquest archbishop's made this a really moving and meaningful visit. Very worthwhile

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not so much left to see (as with most abbeys destroyed by Henry VIII), but the audio guide is very well done and you get a very good impression of the dimensions of the former abbey, while walking around. Very interesting for a...More

Thank Detritus68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to St Augustine's Abbey, so much history. Lots of information as you walk round, well done English Heritage.

Thank dero12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Abbey ruins in May 2017 while staying in Canterbury. It's an easy 20 minute walk from the city center. We spent the better part of the afternoon and took our time reading all the placards. Although we received included audio guides, I...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

English Heritage run site- brilliant audio guide - brings it all to life. Downside - bit of a sun trap as no shade anywhere

Thank Jess L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we are English Heritage members we thought we'd visit a sight on our doorstep that we usually walk past. We're glad we did. So much history behind those tall walls! Very informative, well-kept ruins. Friendly staff, small but interesting museum, lovely little shop. An...More

Thank crochetmomma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As becomes immediately obvious, most of the Abbey is gone. The stone used in the construction was re-purposed for other uses. But what remains allows one to easily visualize what life was like back in the day. Knowledgeable staff will answer any question.

Thank Joevp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We toured the Abbey in about 45 min. It was interesting and all outdoors so not so great when it is raining.

Thank Coreen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Abbey was founded by St Augustine of Canterbury when he brought Christianity to England in AD597 (Christianity was previously well-established in Roman Britain, but the invading Angles and Saxons were pagans). It was destroyed during the great tragedy of the suppression of religious houses...More

Thank hic-et-procul
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Take the included audio guide and be amazed at the size and complexity of this abbey before its destruction - Henry VIII has a lot to answer for!

Thank GillDH
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Are dogs allowed in?
26 April 2017|
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Response from AllieFromDown | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are allowed.
Roy H
I am disabled. do you have ground floor disabled rooms??
29 January 2015|
Response from albet3342 | Reviewed this property |
the site is mostly flat, with some stairs and earthen ramps.