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Dane John Gardens

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Address: Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 2RN, England
Phone Number: 01227 378 100
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Litter and drunks spoil these gardens

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Tom P
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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9 reviews 9 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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