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Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens

Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2BD , England
01227 471688
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Ranked #6 of 52 attractions in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Gardens
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London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

People seem to be unaware of this most beautiful spot in the centre of Canterbury An ancient Franciscan chapel (services still held there) a wild garden, and no traffic noise! Great for a picnic or just to sit in peace and tranquillity

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

the gardens were delightful , not huge but a little oasis of calm and tranquility. All while immersing your imagination in the past

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Beautiful gardens and chapel. This is the secret of those who know the city well. Let the tourists discover it and spread the word.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Tricky to find if you don't know how to get there but at least that means it doesn't get too packed! We went on a sunny day which always helps but this is a lovely garden with beautiful flowers. It is very peaceful and in a lovely setting with the river and the chapel. Try it, you will like it,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A little hard to find but worth the journey Lovely garden area on a little canal Prison room very interesting

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
284 reviews 284 reviews
225 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Traveling SOLO has its advantage - I was able to go/ visit other attractions most Group Tours do not generally go. While walking towards the Canterbury Heritage Museum, I saw the sign in a small alley about this Garden. Not seeing anyone walking in its direction and not knowing how far it is from the main road, I decided to... More

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This little garden is very tucked away, it is a lovely tranquil space in the busy city. The chapel was sadly closed while I was there. There are no information boards to expand your visit, just lots of lovely space, roses and calm

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Bury, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Very peaceful space amid the noise and bustle of Canterbury. The Chapel is only open from 2 - 4 but the gardens are open daily. Access to the island site is not obvious off Stour Street..

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Larkfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

If you're seeking a peaceful garden to sit and meditate or read; or a piece of medieval history; or a place to pray and reflect, this is definitely a little corner of Canterbury to visit and stay awhile.

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Ghent, Belgium
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Like many of the buildings in Canterbury this chapel has a lovely finishing with grey flint and red brick. The garden is just such a bonus: a quiet haven in the middle of town where one can have a picnic or stroll along .

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