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Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens

Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2BD , England
01227 471688
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Ranked #9 of 50 attractions in Canterbury
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Gardens
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Ghent, Belgium
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Love the Greyfriars. Tranquil and peaceful (mostly) it's a great place to stop with a sandwich and a drink in the summer, and listen to the flowing river and watch the wildlife. Just keep an out for the opening and closing times.

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Gravesend, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Idealic picture book gardens, even in winter. One of the few areas where we didn't encounter hoards of alcholics and dossers!! The chapel is beautiful, even more so in the summer surronded by the wild flowers. Even in the cold, its sheltered enough to stop and eat a take away or drink coffee

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
71 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

In Canada anything over 100 years old is ancient so when I come across an object or a building that is 800 years old it amazes me that it has withstood the test of time. Greyfriars is such a building. Greyfriar’s is a Franciscan Friary built in the 1200’s after the first Franciscan monks arrived in England. It is again... More

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Dover, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I liked the place. It was relaxing and left me with a good sense of it having been a successful visit.

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jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We actually thought that the entrance from Stour Street was a garage leading to someone's private back yard! It was only when we saw some people emerging from a pathway behind bushes, did we realise that this was a public route! But what a lovely little oasis. We nearly missed seeing inside the chapel too, as from the garden on... More

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UK
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115 reviews 115 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Worth seeking this place out for a stroll, access is well hidden and we found out from the Canterbury Punting tour we went on. Interesting history and amazingly calm place

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Kennesaw, Georgia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The Greyfriars' House is interesting, and very old, if you enjoy that sort of thing, but the gardens are the real attraction. It's a true English garden, with an almost wild sort of feel to it, but absolutely beautiful. Great spot for a picnic or just to relax and enjoy the flowers and people passing by. Staff at the Greyfriars'... More

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Wonderful chapel and grounds. A lovely place to sit and relax and watch the world go by. Ideal place for a picnic.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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230 reviews 230 reviews
60 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The whole place was delightful the staff amazingly well informed and the chapel had a really lovely feel to it. Very good value for £2 and well worth a visit

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