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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 weeks ago

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

Thank Tripper989
Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 5 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
Reviewed 27 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
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

Thank sandyh79854
Reviewed 1 December 2017

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
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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.