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St. Augustines Abbey Longport | Winter opening hours- only open Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm, Canterbury CT1 1PF, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a very interesting introductory exhibition to the site, which is well worth viewing before going out to see the ruins themselves. We were glad we were there late in the day, for at last at about 4.45 p.m. the noisy building on an...More

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Basically all outdoors so choose a dry day. The audio guide is an essential and very informative. This provides a key part of the history of Canterbury in a quiet relaxed way.

Thank Robby007
Reviewed 13 June 2018

I think I came here as a school child but don't really remember. It was great to read baiotu teh hostory fo the place.

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 7 June 2018

I had the English Heritage Overseas Pass for 9 days and St. Augustine's Abbey is part of this. As I had some time left when I was in Canterbury, I decided to visit the abbey ruins. I have to say - it is definitely worth...More

Thank lareina822017
Reviewed 6 June 2018

An interesting museum with a small amount of interaction and some basic labels to interest children. The handset gives more information outdoors than the boards, but I didn't feel the need to listen at every point.

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Just roins now but something you won’t see too often. An interesting museum first to give you the context then you head outside and walk through the ruins. Easy to locate, inexpensive, and worth a quick look.

Thank travelgirl201077
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Went here with my sister who was visiting Canterbury. It is a peaceful place and would be good to take a picnic. You learn about some of the history of Canterbury in the small museum which you have to go though to visit the Abbey...More

Thank Mary F
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Just on the outskirts of the city on the other side of the ringroad & down one side street. Great remains of the various mediaeval buildings, loverly garden surroundings. well worth a visit

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Saw this in our English Heritage book, so we thought we'd give it a look. So glad we did! The museum had lots to keep younger children engaged, and the virtual reality helped them understand the ruins. Ruins were interesting and peaceful. Really great way...More

Thank ShelStrel
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Not only the museum is beautifully kept and really interesting, with virtual reality showing how the abbey was in the past, but also the gardens provide a peaceful oasis of green where you can walk your dog and have a great view of the Cathedral.

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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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