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Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens

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Address: Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2BD , England
Phone Number: 01227 471688
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One of the few things you can now do in Canterbury for free. The gardens are nice and peaceful. Chapel oozes history. A place you must visit when in town. Canterbury has become a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia
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Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

One of the few things you can now do in Canterbury for free. The gardens are nice and peaceful. Chapel oozes history. A place you must visit when in town. Canterbury has become a very expensive place to visit. When I lived here the cathedral was free now it is £10.50.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A peaceful secret right in the middle of Canterbury ..... do set about finding it ...it's just off the High st., near the Abode hotel. It is very beautiful and easy to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet ...Be aware there is a service once a month in the chapel on Wednesday.....and everyone is welcome ......

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The gardens are such a peaceful place to escape the hub bub of the busy centre. A good place to take your picnic, but remember to take your rubbish home, not like some.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Tucked away off Stour St, accessed via a narrow alley, Greyfriars Chapel is well worth the effort of looking for it. Set in the Franciscan Gardens & straddling a branch of the River Stour ,it is easy to imagine the lives of early monks in what remains of the first Franciscan Friary in England. Entry is free, but donations are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

I didn't go inside the chapel but from the outside the buildings look beautiful. The park surrounding the chapel is nice and peaceful with the view of the river. This is just at the back of the high street which is very crowded especially during the weekend. If you want to escape then the park is the answer. You can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This little oasis in the middle of the city could be a million miles - and a thousand years - away from the bustle of the modern city. The beautifully maintained chapel and gardens are well worth a visit. Opening times can be discovered from the nearby Eastgate Hospital. Well worth a visit

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Lovely old building with lots of history, but poorly lit very drab with little else of interest no artefacts or exhibits of note, pricey for what is a 5 minute tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Please don't visit I prefer to keep this all to myself ! If you must come its a very pretty garden with a small but fine church spanning the Stour River .

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not many visitors make it to these secret gardens. A beautiful discovery and there is a little church built over a river. Inside the church is a museum about the history of the Franciscan monks in Canterbury. Take a picnic!

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I love this place and go there for a quiet pause whenever I'm in Canterbury on a fine day. There are places to hide away in the meadow or by the river. Beautiful!

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