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St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury

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  • In 597 AD Pope Gregory the great sent a monk, Augustine, on a missionary to England. Augustine established his seat and monastery in Canterbury and became England's first Archbishop. The Abbey is curr...  more »
  • A smal museum of the Abbey of St Austine and extensive grounds where some remains are visible, Gift shop and refreshments available. Run by English Heritage. Entry fee aplies. 
  • How could it not be? Augustine was ordered to bring the Roman Christianity to England and events were set in train to produce what we now call the Augustine site. But let me explain: Ethelbert married...  more »
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  • Definitely a place to visit. Maybe a little out of the canonical Canterbury tours, but full of charm and romance . A useful place to understand the importance of monasteries in the past and the transition from Catholic church to England Church with the closure of the Abbeys.
  • Not a great deal of the old Abbey left (Blame Henry VIII for that) , but great place for a bit of history for what is essentially the birthplace of Christianity in England (went all down hill after this), audio guide is a wealth of information ... and included in the price. Oh and the Museum/information centre is really informative too.
  • Short walk from cathedral. Didn't pay to go inside but liked what I saw from the outside.
  • Able to take dogs inside and you also have tables inside so great place to visit around lunch time and enjoy the site.
  • Another great English Heritage site, full of history and plenty of walking on a nice sunny day. The audioguide us very good as well, and only a 5-10 minute walk to the city centre and cathedral.