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Group Visits, next open Mon 3 Nov 2014 - Sun 29 Mar 2015


St Augustine's Abbey

St Augustine's Abbey

St Augustine's Abbey © Tim Stubbings

St Augustine's Abbey © Tim Stubbings

St Augustine's Abbey © English Heritage

St Augustine's Abbey © English Heritage



St Augustine's Abbey

01227 767345



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This great Abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded in 597 AD 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 Canterbury 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 interactive audio tour.

Group tours are available to one of the oldest monastic sites in England. Highlights include the grave of St Augustine and four Anglo-Saxon Kings of Kent, beautiful atmospheric remains of the impressive and important monastery that include the crypt, various chapels, the nave and cloister, as well as an impressive view of the city of Canterbury. Your guide will explain the abbey's historical and religious significance enabling you to catch a glimpse of what this glorious building may once have been like.

For times and details please contact the Abbey. For coach parking facilities please contact the Visitor Operations Site Supervisor on (01227) 767 345. There is no parking on site, please drop off outside the monument and park at Canterbury Coach Park.

For prices and to book call 01227 767345.

Coach park: Offsite

Drop off: On Site

Visit hrs: 2

Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Audio tours in English, French and Japanese. Hot drinks machine. Parking nearby.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Mon 3 Nov 2014 - Sun 29 Mar 2015 Sat - Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Open for education groups by request.
Christmas Eve 24 December - closed
Christmas Day 25 December - closed
Boxing Day 26 December - closed
New Year's Eve 31 December - closed
New Year's Day 1 January - closed


15% discount for groups of 11 or more visitors paying together. Free entry for coach driver and tour leader.

Minimum of 11 people and a maximum of 30 people. Four weeks advance booking required.

Contact the site for a Group Booking Form.



See location of St Augustine's Abbey on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TR 154576  Lat: 51.27758 Long: 1.08779

In Canterbury, a quarter of a mile East of Cathedral Close.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury East station


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Audio tours in English, French and Japanese. Hot drinks machine. Parking nearby.

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