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Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens

Address: Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2BD , England
Phone Number: 01227 471688
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Ranked #4 of 49 Attractions in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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23 attraction reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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