HER­ITAGE SITES

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The re­main­ing parts of the World Her­itage Site are the ru­ins of St Au­gus­tine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church. Founded in AD 598 by Au­gus­tine, the abbey was once con­sid­ered more im­por­tant than the cathe­dral and used as a burial site for Anglo-Saxon kings. Now man­aged by English Her­itage, its mu­seum con­tains arte­facts and stone carv­ings found dur­ing the ex­ca­va­tion of the ru­ins. Nearby, St Martin’s Church is the old­est church to have been in con­tin­u­ous use in the English-speak­ing world.

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