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Address: Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 2RN, England
Phone Number: 01227 378 100
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quiet and relaxed

Lovely gardens during the day for a quiet walk and solitude. Be aware that on Friday and Saturday nights it can be infested with young people drinking, urinating against trees and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
pete471
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I go hear all the time with the family, it is a place were everyone can visit and you can meet new people. my little brother wanted to play footie with the big lads and they welcomed him in to the match as if he was there mate. so lovely and friendly, defiantly a place to visit for a picnic... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Empty beer cans and broken beer bottles in evidence discouraging families. You get the feeling that more drunks than tourists inhabit these gardens. Pity, they could be very nice with a little care.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Lovely gardens during the day for a quiet walk and solitude. Be aware that on Friday and Saturday nights it can be infested with young people drinking, urinating against trees and swearing

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Wouldn't really advise hanging around here. It's the kind of place school kids go to when they're too young for pubs so get tanked up on white lightening. Many like to smoke their little joints here away from prying eyes and their mummies and daddies eyes too! although it's over the road from canterbury police hq, there is always a... More 

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Pencader, Carmarthenshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Dane John's Gardens are a nice urban park, with asphalted paths, a fountain and some formal flowerbeds, near the city centre, sheltered by the city walls. There is a childrens play area, which includes a slide and a wooden walled mini maze

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Honestly?! It's a little hill with a memorial on top, in the surrounding park is a water fountain and another memorial. I was there in December 2014. Bloody cold and it was just ok. if I'll go there in the summer and I will enjoy it a lot more I'll change this review. But for now Average 3*

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Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

It's not a big place. There are some lovely period houses skirting the edge of the gardens. A small fountain. A small maze/fort area for children. There is a cafe that sells ice cream etc. It's the type of place where you can grab a sandwich and sit on the grass in the summer.

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Brooklyn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The Roman wall has been reconstructed, but the mound is an original built by the Romans and you can climb to the top of it for nice views of Canterbury Cathedral.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The little wooden shed has been transformed into a wonderful kitchen and with so many options of drinks and snacks it makes the Gardens so much more appealing. I was so pleased on 1st October to be sat with my Hot Chocolate basking in the sunshine at the pic-nic tables, little squirrels running around gathering nuts for the winter. A... More 

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Morrow, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Dane John Gardens is just a 10 minute walk from Canterbury Cathedral, through the central part of the old town. It's a long, rather narrow park, but full of small gardens, benches, etc. The day we visited there was a food festival and fun fair, so it was not quiet. But, it was fun and I could imagine sitting here... More 

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