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Dane John Gardens

Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 2RN, England
01227 378 100
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Ranked #14 of 53 Attractions in Canterbury
Type: Gardens
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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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8 attraction reviews
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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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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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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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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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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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