St Augustine's Abbey - English Heritage

the ruins of an impressive stone building

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 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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Sacred space

Opening hours

3 November 2014 - 29 March 2015
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Admission charges

Adult Gift Aid Price £5.80 (Non-Gift Aid Price £5.20)
Child (5 to 15) Gift Aid Price £3.50 (Non-Gift Aid Price £3.10)
Concession Gift Aid Price £5.20 (Non-Gift Aid Price £4.70)
Family (2 adults and 3 children) Gift Aid Price £14.90 (Non-Gift Aid Price £13.50)


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St Augustine's Abbey - English Heritage



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