Members of CSSC benefit from a great range of discounted and free days out and shopping vouchers.
This great abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded shortly after AD 597 by St Augustine. Originally created as a burial place for the Anglo-Saxon kings of Kent, it is part of the Canterbury World Heritage Site, along with the cathedral and St Martin's Church. The impressive abbey is situated outside the city walls and is sometimes missed by visitors. At the abbey, you can also enjoy the museum and free audio tour, along with our exciting new VR experience. Visitors can now experience the abbey as it would have appeared in the early 1500s with virtual reality headsets that enable visitors to ‘walk’ through parts of the 16th-century monastery and experience the site in an immersive way. New family interpretation also includes monks’ habits that can be borrowed, while visitors can interact with objects as never before, revealing more about monastic life at the abbey.
- Present your CSSC membership card along with photo ID to gain free entry to participating sites.
Our partner may have limited internet coverage, so tap on your digicard before setting off. It will stay live on your phone for three days.
- Free entry includes yourself, one other adult and accompanying children (max. 6 under the age of 18)
- Click here for a list of sites where parking charges apply