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St. Augustine's Abbey

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Address: St. Augustines Abbey Longport | Winter opening hours- only open Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm, Canterbury CT1 1PF, England
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US$ 87.68*
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Day-Trip to Canterbury and Dover from London
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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... read more

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McKinney, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 under Henry VIII, and, although parts were used by educational establishments (school dining hall etc),... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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Thank GillDH
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a city run pay & display car park immediately opposite, on Longport Road, there is no English Heritage run car park. Otherwise Canterbury has a great park & ride service. Upon entry there is a museum & small gift shop. The museum is great, be sure to play Snakes & Abbots! The main part of the site is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a lot of fun visiting this Abbey. From afar it doesn't look like there is much, but in this case looks are very deceiving. Most of the attraction is outside so I would suggest doing it on a nice day. There are a few table and chairs so you can bring food and have lunch outside in the... More 

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an interesting place. Full of history. The audio guide took you through the life of the abbey through to it's unfortunate sad end brought about by Henry VIII. One of Canterburys must sees

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Thank Joyce J
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visit this Abbey out of curioisty: Christianity was brough here by S. Augustin. I followed an audio guide which helped to unveal the story of the Abbey and the monks who lived here to the sad dissolution of England monatseries brough by Henry VIII,

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Thank 28368Franco
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

If visiting Canterbury for any length of time, along with the cathedral this is one of the must-see sites for anyone interested in the city's history. It has a small museum about the abbey's history, and the site is well kept and well signposted throughout.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We went on a sunny day. The grounds were pretty and the ruins lots to learn from. The whole area is nice - although there are many other places in Canterbury that are similar.

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