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Dane John Gardens

Address: Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 2RN, England
Phone Number: 01227 378 100
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Ranked #16 of 48 Attractions in Canterbury
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Kent
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A wooden maze with slide idea for children in dry weather A picnic area is also there and a large park green to play on with bandstand nearby on the walls of canterbury

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Well, it's a park. And a nice park. Well kept and attractive. But not really very large and probably best seen as part of a walk around the walls or a visit to Canterbury Castle, or in combination with just walking the town.

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barry
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely walks along the castle wall, there is also a little café, a band stand and ideal place to go for a walk with the children. Plenty of benches to rest weary legs and a large grass area to picnic on.

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Wye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Dane John gardens are within the old city wall. It's quite a busy garden and frequented by students but still quite a nice place to have a sit down. It's a very good venue for the Canterbury food festival in October and certainly worth a visit.

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Harare
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A nice place to relax maybe while waiting for a bus as I did. There's also an overview of Canterbury with great views.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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