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6. St Augustine’s Abbey

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St Augustine’s Abbey

This great abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded in 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.

St Augustine’s Abbey Address:
St Augustine's Abbey
Kent
CT1 1TF
England, UK 

St Augustine’s Abbey Opening Times:
1st April to 30th June, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday
1st July to 31st August, 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays
1st September to 31st October, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, Saturday and Sunday
1st November to 31st March, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Saturday and Sunday
Closed 24th - 26th December and 1st January          

St Augustine’s Abbey Admission:
Adult  £4.50
Children  £2.30
Concession  £3.80
English Heritage Members  Free

T  +44 (0)1227 767345
 

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