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St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury

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  • The museum and ruins combine to make for a very enjoyable hour or two - a clearly-explained and informative timeline of the history of the site with lots of relics and artefacts puts you in the pictur...  more »
  • Better than expected tour! Arriving and seeing that ruins, I thought I'd quickly made the turn, but no, almost 2 hours on the spot! Very nice, free provision of an audio guide (small Board, plug in your headphones, it's more convenient to bring it to the ear) very well done, which guides you in the direction to go. Course of 14 very interesting informative terminals (audioguides in french, terminals in English) which allow to walk all along the major remains of the Abbey. Take the time to sit and contemplate the beautiful scenery. Don't miss the grave of St-Augustin, buried here in 605... Ooh, go way back, fantastic! He's the founder of the Christian Church. We learn many things and it is really interesting, as all English Heritage sites!
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  • 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 ...  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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