St Augustine's Abbey

St Augustine's Abbey St Augustine's Abbey

This great abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded shortly after AD 597 by St Augustine.

Originally created as a burial place for the Anglo-Saxon kings of Kent, it is part of the Canterbury World Heritage Site, along with the cathedral and St Martin's Church.The impressive abbey is situated outside the city walls and is sometimes missed by visitors.

At the abbey, you can also enjoy the museum and free audio tour.

Don't Miss

  • Monday May 26th (St Augustine's Day) - Canterbury Tourist Guides will offer free tours of the remains of St Augustine's Abbey including, by kind permission of the King's School, those parts now owned by the School - principally the Fyndon Gateway, Dining Hall and Chapel.




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Longport, Canterbury, Kent - CT1 1PF (Directions)


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