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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
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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 1 week 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!

Thank GillDH
Reviewed 1 week 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...More

Thank lauralazuli
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...More

Thank AllieFromDown
Reviewed 3 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

Thank Joyce J
Reviewed 3 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,

Thank 28368Franco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Porpsny
Reviewed 18 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.

Thank Keren B
Reviewed 6 April 2017

On a nice day, it is lovely to walk round the remains (these are simply ruins). There is an audio guide, but we much preferred going without one and simply reading the printed signs.

Thank Pilla
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We didn't know this place existed or that Canterbury had more than one great church. There is more in the way of Canterbury's history here. However, it felt slightly unkempt which is unusual for an English Heritage site.

Thank Bob190736
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

It is a really beautiful place, but the last thing you want to see when you're walking amongst the ruins is a used condom ON the ruins near the st Pancras church part. I took a picture, but didn't think it was appropriate to post...English...More

Thank aimee5891
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Are dogs allowed in?
27 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.