Access at St Augustine's Abbey

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

Mobility/Older Visitors
Wheelchair Loan
No
Mobility Scooter Loan
No
Site Folders
No
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Handrails
No
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Wheelchair Access
Most of the site and building is accessible by wheelchair. Manual wheelchair users are advised to bring an assistant, and may need to be able to leave the wheelchair briefly. Please call site if you need further information.
Entrance/Set Down
Visitors can be set down on the pavement next to the entrance. No special arrangements are required.
Disabled Parking
No parking on site, but there are disabled parking spaces on the Longport road opposite.
Onsite Transport
No
Stairs
There are stairs down into the crypt, in the cloister and the Campanile mound. There are no ramps or lift access.
Lift Access
No
Seating and Rest Points
There are benches/rest points located along the paths on site. There are also seats inside and outside the museum building.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
The main pathway surfaces are mown grass. The route of the walking and audio tours takes visitors over patches of uneven stone as well as gravel and wooden walkways.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Blind/Visually Impaired
Braille Guides
No
Braille Signage
No
Handrails
No
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Torches
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Sensory Experiences
In the grounds, during the summer, birds can be heard as well as the bells from the Cathedral. There is also a pleasant fresh, outdoor smell and a peaceful atmosphere across the site.
Audio Tours
Yes
Site Tours
No
Handling Objects
No
Tactile Models
No
Areas of Low Lighting
There are no light issues on site.
Colour Contrasts
No Information Available
Large Print
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire Alarms
No
Tour Transcripts
Yes
Film Subtitles
No
BSL Tours
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Induction Loops
Portable induction loops are available for use in conjunction with the audio guides.
Audio Installation Transcripts
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Basic language Audio Tours
No Information Available
Easy Read Material
No
Large Print Material
No
Dyslexia Friendly Material
No
Sensory Experiences
In the grounds, during the summer, birds can be heard as well as the bells from the Cathedral. There is also a pleasant fresh, outdoor smell and a peaceful atmosphere across the site.
Handling Objects
No
Culinary/Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Bottle/Food Warming
No
Child Size Portions
No
Highchairs
No
Special Diets
No Information Available
Health and Safety
Deep Water
No Information Available
Trip Hazard
Low ruined walls and hidden stonework, as well as uneven grass surfaces.
Sheer Drop
There are sheer drops on site which are not signposted.
Slip Hazard
Grassed areas and wooden stairs down to the crypt can be slippery when wet.
Steep Slope
There are several slopes on site which are not signposted and some paths run across gradients.
Steep Stairs
No Information Available
Beware of Traffic
No Information Available
Uneven Ground
The ground of the site is very uneven in places.

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St Augustine's Abbey

Address
Longport, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1PF
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