Lottie visited in September 2013. We were warmly welcomed in the visitor centre and, although no water bowl was available, there was a cold water tap outside where we could fill her own bowl. We took the audio tour of the site which we found interesting and about the right length. As it was a hot day we often stood in shady areas with Lottie under trees or beside walls to listen to the story of the founding of the site by St Augustine, it's subsequent enlargement, the arrival of Christianity to England and the decline of the Abbey. This was also a trip down memory lane for one of the directors as he attended Canterbury Technical School for Boys which was located near to the visitor centre and museum. The school was housed in the former Kent and Canterbury Poor Hospital. Although we found a drawing of the hospital on an information board there was no traces of the building. If you need a rest or want to enjoy a picnic there are benches, plus table and chairs undercover by the visitor centre.
St Augustine's Abbey
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DogPeople Says : St. Augustine's Abbey
No parking on site but the site is close to public parking and a short walk from Canterbury East Railway Station and the Bus Station. Canterbury West Railway Station is a little further away. In Longport, Canterbury, 1/4 mile East of Cathedral Close (OS Map 179; ref TR 154578).
Take your dog along to explore the grounds of St Augustine’s Abbey. This great abbey was originally created as a burial place for the Anglo-Saxon kings of Kent.
Check the English Heritage website for details.
Dogs on leads are welcome at St Augustine's Abbey. Please note that restrictions may apply to certain areas of the site.
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