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St. Augustine's Abbey



Founded in AD596 by St Augustine during the reign of King Ethelbert of Kent, St Augustine's Abbey was originally a burial place for Anglo-Saxon kings and Archbishops of Canterbury. After the dissolution of the monasteries King Henry VIII turned part of the Abbey into a Royal Palace. Together with the Cathedral and St Martin's Church, it forms a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Now owned by English Heritage, the ruins of the Abbey are to be found just outside the City walls. Audio tour and Guided tour available.

Contact

Address: St Augustine's Abbey
Longport
Canterbury

Tel: 01227 767 345
Web: www.english-heritage.org.uk


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