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St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury

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  • It is ruins located a short walk from the city centre. It is 草生shita now that is likely once had a large church and Park. I wonder what Church?
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  • History in the sun, audible guide bit boring but worth having, great views of cathedral, on my doorstep for years but never visited before. Worth spending couple of hours, only downside is the public ...  more »
  • We visited this Abbey because it was a UNESCO site and it lived up to its designation. They have a great audio guide to use as you walk around the grounds, which is very informative. I hadn’t known ab...  more »
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  • The ruins leave lots of room for imagination. It makes you wonder how the original buildings looked. Ideal for all history fans. There is a nice video on display in the gallery showing how the abbey may have looked. The staff are really friendly and welcoming. You can try on Monk robe in the gallery area.
  • If you want to know about the introduction of Christianity to England, this is a site of major importance. It is a pity that English Heritage is a private concern, the entry prices are always high (it is almost essential to take out an annual membership). Places like this ought to be accessible to everyone.
  • This was the start location for the southern wave of Christian conversation of England. Part of the church is a Roman chapel with later additions. A nice location outside the city but a bit of a walk from the city. A nice contrast to the huge cathedral in the city.
  • Interesting ruins with modern reception. If you want to know something from old history. You are in a right place
  • Magnificent site. Delightful welcoming team and an outstanding display of archaeological finds. The virtual reality experience is great fun. A site not to be missed.
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