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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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Beautiful haven

A gorgeous area with a little maze and play park, secluded minutes from the buzz of Canterbury! Worth the visit and right opposite Canterbury East. Today they had a summer Funday... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A great place to relax and enjoy with friends or just take a book and relax under the trees. Has a maze for kids and a coffee shop in the gardens

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 544 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Nice enough green area at the city wall and relatively quiet given it's so close to the centre of Canterbury. If you climb to the top of the mound there are good views over the city.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A gorgeous area with a little maze and play park, secluded minutes from the buzz of Canterbury! Worth the visit and right opposite Canterbury East. Today they had a summer Funday - a free event with local businesses, sporting and social groups taking part with live music :)

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great fun with children who need to stretch their legs and let off steam. A lovely setting, wooden maze, tea hut, band stand, ramparts, and only 5 minutes walk from the High street.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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434 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Nice to walk about away from the bustle if all those tourists. I used to live here and even in those days we used to complain how crowded toytown became in the summer months, didn't feel like it belonged to the locals any more. So on a quiet return it's nice to get away and enjoy the views and time... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Unfortunately when we were there it was just before the Folk Festival and the entrances were all closed. We walked around part of the perimeter on the city wall so could see quiet a lot of the gardens, the mound and the children's play area, which looked impressive. Before taking the train from Canterbury West station on the Saturday, we... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The main advantage of the Dane John Gardens over other gardens in Canterbury is the stunning view of the city you can have if you walk up to the top of the mound. This isn't too hard to do, although as a couple of oldies there were a few steps where we would have appreciated a handrail on the way... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

You will like this corner café in the park if you have never had South American treats. It's heavy on the clichés and Latin stereotypes, but I think this place will continue to improve its offerings. The potential is there, and the people are nice. Hope they're around in winter. We had their "empanadas" which are like mini-pastys: the dough... More 

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Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, USA
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96 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The gardens offer a pleasant shaded ares to walk and sit when one wants to escape from the crowded, tourist and shopper filled pedestrian streets of Canterbury. The ancient walls of the city define the gardens and provide additional shade and a break from the traffic noise just outside the walls. There's also a nice snack bar/ restaurant in the... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

There is a very good new cafe in the park offering Latin American street food and excellent coffee. It is housed in the old wooden cafe kiosk which previously had only limited opening hours and a very traditional range of food and beverages: straight out of the 1970s really ( tea and filter coffee; brand name ice creams; pre-packaged cakes... More 

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