St Augustines Abbey

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St Augustines Abbey: This great abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded shortly after AD 597 by St Augustine. Originally created by Augustine to be used as a monastery, 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.

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World Heritage Site

Together with Canterbury Cathedral and St Martin's Church, the Abbey of St Augustine was designated a World Heritage Site in 1988. Canterbury, in Kent, has been the seat of the spiritual head of the Church of England for nearly five centuries, though its religious importance stems from 597AD with the first appointed Archbishop of Canterbury by the Pope due to the local pagan King of Kent conversion to Christianity.


Opening times (Easter - June):
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM--10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Opening times (July - August):
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM10:00 AM - 6:00 PM10:00 AM - 6:00 PM10:00 AM - 6:00 PM10:00 AM - 6:00 PM10:00 AM - 6:00 PM10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Opening times (September - Easter):
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM-----11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
*Open Bank Holiday Mondays
*Closed 24 December - 26 Decembert and 1 January



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Address: St. Augustine's Abbey, Ramsgate, Kent, CT 11 9 PA, U.K.
Phone: +44 1227 767345, Local Tourist Information: Canterbury 01227 766567
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