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.
Address: St Augustine's Abbey
Tel: 01227 767 345