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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.
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.
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Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF
Map reference: TR 154576 Lat: 51.27758 Long: 1.08779
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Canterbury East station
Audio tours in English, French and Japanese. Hot drinks machine. Parking nearby.