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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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Canterbury's Secret Little Garden

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 .

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This area is a lovely haven in the centre of the city of Canterbury. In the summer there are old fashioned English flowers and a beautiful meadow area full of wild flowers. The chapel at the centre is a very peaceful, ancient place in which to contemplate. This place is a hidden gem with a branch of the River Stour... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

These gardens are like a step back in time, they are very tranquil, there are seats should you just like to sit and admire the gardens.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I love this hidden peaceful hideaway. I always take friends who are visiting Canterbury and even pop by with my young son if we want to take time out from the bustling streets.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Special quiet and peaceful place. Would have liked to spend more time there and like the way they use it for interesting events - poetry day when we were there.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We, by chance, arrived at the Chapel on a Wednesday when a short service takes place at 12.30 pm. Sitting on a bench in the sun by the 'wild flower meadow' we were invited to look around the Chapel. The Franciscan Friar was taking the service which we joined. All are invited. His warmth and gentleness gave a real peace... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

known as the secret garden coz it's not easy to find unless u know how. A great place to go see the Franciscan priory. You can sit in the sunshine and read a book or bring a picnic and look at the river.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

These free-to-enter gardens are privately owned by the Eastbridge Hospital and visitors to Eastbridge are invited to visit them. The entrance is just past the Greyfriars Guest House in Stour Street. Fifty metres or so on the left down the track you will find the Greyfriars Retreat and Chapel at the end of a wildflower meadow. Once a guest house... More 

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