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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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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14 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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Top Contributor
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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227 attraction reviews
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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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