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St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury

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#2 of 21 in Historic Sites in Canterbury
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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 20, 2017
    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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  • August 19, 2017
    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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  • Great day out for the family. Accessible in most parts and an interesting couple of hours tour using the audio guide
  • Very interesting place with major historic significant. Not much to actually see but the audio tour made it come alive for me.
  • A serene place. Worth a visit.
  • What a hidden jem in the city. Hidden behind a big wall this abbey is steeped in history. Walking amongst the grave of dead kings. Wonderful. Next time I'm taking a picnic.
  • Worth every penny to visit

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