Route: Augustine Camino

Submitted by David Bone on Tue, 08/02/2022 - 01:17am
United Kingdom
65 mi
Vertical Gain
1,247 ft

Starting at Rochester Cathedral the Augustine Camino wanders through the orchards, woods and vineyards of Kent for 70 miles via Aylesford Priory and Canterbury Cathedral to the Shrine of St Augustine on the cliffs above the sea at Ramsgate.  The route celebrates the mission of St Augustine to convert the English to Christianity, visiting many sites of global historical significance. It also explores stunning examples of art and architecture, from the medieval to the modern, including work by the masters of the gothic revival, Pugin, Butterfield and Gilbert Scott. Beautiful villages and country pubs are conveniently placed all along the way.

During the Reformation the Shrine of St Augustine was destroyed and the rich medieval tradition of pilgrimage largely died out. But not completely....


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