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St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury

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  • It was really a great trip my kids love history, there is an audio tour which we have done before very interesting. There is a new VR tour which is amazing and gives a real sense of how it would of fe...  more »
  • I was not going to visit this site, but I was very attracted by the pictures on postcards and I couldn't help myself. In sincerity with respect very much the place as one of the oldest Christian monasteries, I found though a bit neglected, also the part that remains of the monastery is quite small and not attracted me as the image used for postcards. A bit pricey considering the visit more accurate may take at least half an hour.
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  • Henry VIII has a lot to answer for really. This must have been a impressive site in its prime before the dissolution. Part of a separate palace remains that was built by Henry for Anne of cleaves. Wou...  more »
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  • The ruins of St Augustine's Abbey are a walking distance from the Canterbury West train station and the place is perfect to visit on a day trip. The site is behind a wall and a fence and there's an entrance fee. Once inside, you can walk around an open space area, see the burial place of St Augustine and others, and explore the ruins. There are a couple of places inside that are closed or behind a locked gate, supposedly because it would be dangerous to walk there, but you can still see those from outside. Overall, this is a great site to see parts of our history in person, and walk on the grounds that were the location where Christianity started in England. Highly recommended.
  • Larger than I expected, the museum and abbey are extremely interesting. The staff are friendly and helpful with a lovely little shop all run by English Heritage. It has wheelchair access and a nice picnic type area overlooking the abbey ruins
  • Absolutely incredible. Such a richness of history. Fantastically friendly and helpful staff. Definitely worth the money and a visit when in Canterbury.
  • It is a business and I would celebrate a performance of the anger of Jesus at the kiosk where "money" is demanded prior to entry to hallowed ground! C.O.E. bow your head in shame , pray for all martyrs and discard your desire to profit in HIS name,I'm sure He is ashamed that you seek money in exchange for The Good News.
  • A very restful and interesting place to visit . The building ( what remains ) still has a real sense of what was there. You can take dogs too.

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