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Dane John Gardens

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Beautiful park

Lovely gardens close to the town centre. Went there for the view from the top. Would not say it is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Nice views of the city and cathedral

It was very hot when weI visited Canterbury so it was nice to come across this park when walking... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park runs parallel to the city walls in the east of the city and is well worth a visit for an impromptu picnic or laze in the sun during you city break.

Thank Geemcee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely gardens close to the town centre. Went there for the view from the top. Would not say it is a must see when in Canterbury but still a nice place

Thank KirillLukjanov
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

It was very hot when weI visited Canterbury so it was nice to come across this park when walking the walls. The monument is worth climbing for the views across the city. The only thing that spoilt it was the amount of litter left by...More

Thank leedsutdskin
Reviewed 26 June 2018

An excellent public park, with gardens, trees and flowerbeds, water fountains etc. Be sure to climb the Mound, which is in fact the remains of a Roman burial, dating from about 100/200 AD, later turned into Norman Motte and Bailey. The view of the city...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Large, attractive gardens- in April there were lots of flowers out. Along one side are some lovely Georgian houses; there's an elegant bandstand, a fountain and the mound. We climbed up to the top- be aware, there's no railing, and it felt quite windy at...More

Thank starbox120862
Reviewed 13 February 2018

The weather hampered our enjoyment. I thought the wind would blow us off the mound. I would have preferred the pre Victorian landscape.

Thank DaveMcInally
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Dane John gardens are a little oasis in the heart of Canterbury. Walk up the hill for fabulous views across the city with the Cathedral in the distance. Sunsets are particularly dramatic, take a camera! If you're coming by train it's one of the first...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

There are several points of access to this park. One is just over a small footbridge that is in front of the train station east. Others are from the circular road and side streets that join the heart of the city. There are many good...More

Thank joseph445
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Walked through the gardens and up onto the mound for great views of the city as part of our walk around the city walls. A lovely area full of tree, a fountain and statues and of course over looked by the mound. Lovely on a...More

Thank Quirky-Bird-Gardener
Reviewed 26 October 2017

If you're walking the walls you will come across these lovely gardens. Make a detour from the shopping streets and perhaps sit on a bench with your lunch. It's nice!

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Christine R
10 May 2018|
Response from joseph445 | Reviewed this property |
the parking is not far from the gardens, you sneeze twice, along side of the fortified wall of the city.
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Jacqui W
17 September 2017|
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Response from Wordsmart17 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, yes you can. Its a stone throw from Canterbury East and a short walk up the High Street from Canterbury West Station