A Guide to Places with Pictures and Stories from Life

St Augustine’s Abbey, Canterbury

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All About Canterbury  ⇐

St Augustine’s Abbey was founded shortly after Canterbury Cathedral (Ad 597)⇐ and is now a small museum and the ruins left after the Dissolution of the Abbeys during the reign of Henry VIII.  The entrance is on Longport (Road) just east of Canterbury old town.  Entry is limited during the winter months and there is a charge.  Whether it is worth the cost does depend on ones interest.  Please see the Website ⇒.

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These buildings appear to be part of Kings School and are not accessible. The two towers in the distance are Fyndons Gate which can be viewed from the outside on Monastery Street just opposite Lady Wootons Green.  The green has statues of of the 6th century monarchs, King Ethelbert and Queen Bertha.  I missed these so:-

Fyndons Gate by Google Images⇒   (except the one with the greenish statue that is really the entrance to Canterbury Cathedral).  

Lady Wootons Green and Statues by Google Images ⇒.

4 responses

  1. There is so much history and archaelogy. Wow!

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    November 12, 2016 at 14:45

  2. The ruins are magnificent!

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    November 15, 2016 at 05:27

    • Yes and must have been quite impressive whilst still standing. 🙂

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      November 15, 2016 at 16:34

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