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St Augustine Abbey

The ruins lie on the very site were St. Augustine founded his first church and the site where he was buried. Originally intended as a burial ground for Anglo-Saxon Kings, this was the final resting place of King Ethelbert and other archbishops, nobles and kings.

The Normans demolished the original Saxon church and built a larger abbey in its place which came to an untimely end with the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The ruins which you'll see will leave you pondering on its former glory. You'll also be able to visit the onsite museum which houses some excavations from the site.

Location
Address: Longport
Postcode: CT1 1TF
Town/city or near: Canterbury
County: Kent
Admission
Adults: 3.70
Children: 1.90

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