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Group Visits, next open Mon 2 Nov 2015 - Thu 24 Mar 2016


St Augustine's Abbey

St Augustine's Abbey


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.

Guided tours lasting approximately 30-45 minutes may be available for advance booking only.

Please ring 01227 767345 to discuss your requirements and availability. At least one month's notice is preferable.

Coach Parking - as there is no coach parking on site, please drop off outside the abbey and park at Canterbury Coach Park.

Average length of visit - 1 1/2 hours.

Coach park: Canterbury Coach Park

Drop off: On Site

Driver: Free entry

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 2 Nov 2015 - Thu 24 Mar 2016 Sat - Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Open for education groups by request.


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

Contact the site for a Group Booking Form.

A joint group ticket is available from Canterbury Cathedral. This ticket gives access to BOTH St Augustine's Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral, located only a short walk from each other past St Martin's, the oldest church in England and also part of the World Heritage Site. For further details, please ring Canterbury Cathedral on 01227 762862 or email



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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