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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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  • Very interesting site with a good exhibition for the serious minded. For the rest of the family... enjoyed the VR experience and dressing up as a monk! Played 'it' in the grounds. Pretended to be French so it didn't matter...
  • Beautifully kept site , full of historic buildings and information. Great visitor centre with friendly staff. Dog friendly too. My old school, Canterbury Tech for Boys, demolished late 60s, was situated between the road and Abbey ruins. It was originally a hospital. Shame there was no reference to it
  • Interesting location with some good interactive exhibits and activities to keep children engaged. Best visited during the summer months.
  • Ruins of a once magnificent church and ancillary monastic buildings. Shame about the noisy road that borders the site. Interesting little museum.
  • Very interesting and important place to the history of England. It was rather nice to view from the school that was once there.
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