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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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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Council have done a good job is renovating these gardens, they are very clean and pleasant to sit in, there is a small cabin selling tea, coffee and soft drinks.

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

Dane John is great when it's a sunny afternoon. The flowers are really lovely and the water fountain is handy. Only downsides are that the toilets are a bit grim and when it is sunny, there tends to be lots of quite rough-looking people congregating there.

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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

One of my favourite places in Canterbury - I stop by here a couple of times a week. The grounds are immaculate and there's always an interesting group of people doing something, somewhere.

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Anaheim, California
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Wonderful garden to stroll and picnic. Large grassy areas and a childrens play area. Great views of the city from the top.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A beautiful garden with fountain it is well maintained and the view of the city and the surrounding Kent countryside from the top of the mound was spectacular.

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