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For incomparable heritage explore the medieval city of Canterbury. Discover the excellent range of shops, restaurants, museums and other attractions, including the spectacular Cathedral forming part of the city's UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This great Abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded shortly after 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 St Augustine's 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.
Pre booked tours can be accommodated, during opening hours. For times and details please contact the Abbey.
For educational visits please telephone 01483 252 013
For coach parking facilities please contact the Visitor Operations Site Supervisor on 01227 767345. There is no parking on site, but there is a pay & display car park directly opposite the site entrance.
Disabled access (all site can be viewed, but some steps). A public pay car park is nearby.
St Augustine's Abbey
Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF
St Augustine's Abbey is a short walk over the road from Canterbury city centre. There is no parking on site. The nearest car park (charged) is just opposite on the Longport road. Not managed by English Heritage.
Public Transport : 1 mile from Canterbury East/West station
Audio tours in English, French and Japanese. Hot drinks machine. Parking nearby.