St Augustine’s Abbey was one of the most important monasteries in medieval England, established as the result of the mission by Augustine, sent from Rome, to bring Christianity to England. Little remains today, as it was reduced to ruins during Henry VIII’s suppression of the monasteries, and it forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage site along with the cathedral and St Martin's Church. It is recognised for its importance to the history of the faith in England. At the Abbey, there is a museum with a free audio tour, along with an exciting new VR experience.

Opening Hours
February to 22nd March
Weekends: 10am - 4pm
23rd March and 28th October
Daily: 10am-5pm
29th October to 3rd November
9th November to end December
Weekends: 10am-4pm.

English Heritage Members: Free
Online prices from:
Adult: £8.50
Child 5-17 years: £4.50
Concession: £9.50/£8.60
1 Family Ticket - 1 adult and up to 3 children: £13
Family Ticket - 2 adults and up to 3 children: £21.50
Prices vary during the year and lowest price online.

Most of the site and building is accessible by wheelchair. Manual wheelchair users are advised to bring an assistant and may need to be able to leave the wheelchair briefly. There are stairs down into the crypt, in the cloister and the Campanile mound. There are no ramps or lift access.

On leads in the grounds.

No parking on site,  Pay & Display car park at Longport Road opposite.

Advisory Notes
For those visiting with children, please be aware that the ruins are hazardous with sheer drops.

Cafe • Picnic Area • Toilet • Disabled Toilet • Baby Changing Facilities

Picture Credit: © English Heritage.

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