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Dane John Gardens

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Address: Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 2RN, England
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+44 1227 378100
09:30 - 17:30
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:30

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A great way to start a visit to Canterbury

These extensive gardens are walled and provide a walkway from Canterbury East railway station into the centre of the town. They are well maintained and teem with small birds life... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
Sal P
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful haven of peace. The walls of the city are well-preserved and the mound affords views across the city.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Good place for a picnic and relax before or when you finish your visit of Canterbury and its in the center so you don't have to way far from the city to escape.

Thank Rebeca D
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

These extensive gardens are walled and provide a walkway from Canterbury East railway station into the centre of the town. They are well maintained and teem with small birds life - we saw long-tailed tits - and are a really pleasant place to spend some time. The mediaeval walls prtoect you from traffic noise on the other side.

Thank Sal P
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I have spent a few lunch breaks in this peaceful haven near the center of the city while working on contract here. I find it very relaxing and beautiful to walk through, a lovely spot to take stock or meditate

Thank Victoria H
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is not a place I would venture too as the light goes down or fades as its quite a "iffy" area of canterbury. However saying that during the summer months its is a lovely picnic spot with activities for the children.

Thank tiggerifficjo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Nice gardens to sit and relax (if required) or just a nice walk along the city walls. Further along is a monument if you feel like a climb to the top to view it. Previously a cemetery and turned into a park between 1790 and 1803. Worth reading the history.

Thank thewillow
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I actually visited the Dane John Gardens because my first name's Dane and my middle name's John, but it was actually a beautiful little find and I'm glad we went there. It's not necessarily worth travelling to, but if you're in the area then I recommend having a little wander around.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stopped here after visiting the cathedral. Lots of space to walk around, great views of the city from the mound. There is a place to eat, but we didn't stop.

Thank The2OfUs_10
Hailsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to relax and have a break. if you climb the mount you have a great view of the city, you can walk the city wall, there's a bandstand, fountain and a cafe, and lovely tree lined the path which looks lovely in the autumn

Thank emma t
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Looked at Norman Castle, then the gardens and up to monument for great photo view of Cathederal. Then walked back to hotel along city walłs. Brilliant.

Thank John S

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