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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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When your soul needs a rest from touring

The Franciscan brothers still occupy this little bit of old Canterbury, praying regularly in the little chapel on the top floor of the medieval building. You feel that you are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Stuttgart
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Stuttgart
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Franciscan brothers still occupy this little bit of old Canterbury, praying regularly in the little chapel on the top floor of the medieval building. You feel that you are out in the fields and forests, yet the city is just 50 meters away. Not grand or glorious, it is a quiet and relaxing treat for your soul.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I didn't go into the Chapel, just took a short walk along the river path. Just beautiful, with the little river bubbling along beside the walkway, and going underneath the Chapel.

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Milwaukee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was fun to stumble upon during an afternoon walk but nothing to go out of the way for. It's free, has nice scenery, and a peaceful setting. There are also some nice restaurants and pubs near the garden entrance.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Tucked away from the hustle of Canterbury is this remarkable chapel, don't miss the opportunity to learn more of the Franciscan order. The summer splendour of wild flowers amidst long grass was heavenly.

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havant
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A little gem of a find, quiet and pretty, perfect for photos, take a picnic, plenty of space to enjoy

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Bracknell
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Very interesting history of the chapel and the associated 'hospital' (see it with a guide!) and the gardens are a haven in a busy city.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Brilliant place for relaxation and getting your head together, lovely river Stour bubbling through, pleasant gardens with old fashioned cottage type flora, really always has and continues to be a treat.

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Northampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

lovely peaceful chapel and garden only just off the main touristy bits of Canterbury.we were recommended to go by the river tours.

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The gardens are a great place to sit and relax with lunch or a drink. There is an excellent view of the Cathedral spire from the gardens....a great photo op!

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Exeter Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It was informative the ladies welcoming and I learnt a lot about the Franciscans and Poor Clare connection.

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