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Dane John Gardens

Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 2RN, England
01227 378 100
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Ranked #14 of 52 attractions in Canterbury
Type: Gardens
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Kent, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My main visit to this side of Canterbury is for the yearly foods and drinks festival in late Autumn, which I would HIGHLY recommend for tasters and a great musical weekend. Even non-festival time this is a lovely walk just inside of the Canterbury Walls, with plenty of places to sit and rest; watching the world go by. Well kept... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful gardens, bandstand, kiosk and Dane John Mound to climb. Good view from the top with Canterbury Cathedral clearly in the distance.

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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
49 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Nice area only a short distance from the town centre. Great place to sit down and have a picnic or relax. It's a short distance from the town centre, in fact it's across the road from the main Bus Station within the Canterbury City Walls and across the bridge from Canterbury East Station.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Numerous events are held there including light up the City on the 25th October in aid of the local Pilgrims Hospice and food events nearer Xmas. Be warned it can be frequented by drunks and druggies so avoid at night and go in company.

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Dartford
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163 reviews 163 reviews
48 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Oasis of calm yet in the heart of the city. Interesting historical titbits on signs. Surrounded by interesting buildings and quirky bridges.

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a very nice stretch of parkland adjacent to a section of the 1950s-rebuilt city walls, with a memorial, fountain, bandstand, flower beds, and the mound. It's also right next to the bus station. It's a shame it sometimes is home to crowds of rowdy students.

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Kent
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20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Nice short walk. Great view from the motte. Info boards on the city walls useful. Good small kids wooden play area,. Traffic free.

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london
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great walk around the city walls and down thru the park with its bandstand, fountain and little cafe. Green lung of the city. Good information boards detailing the creation of the park and Dane jon

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Kingsdown, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

You feel transformed into another world, beauty, tranquillity peace and calm. All in one place. A place to relax and reflect from the hustle and bustle of the city

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

just by the bus station, great walk through on a sunny day and eat lunch or picnic. quiet and plenty of trees and wildlife

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