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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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Peace and quiet

This little oasis in the middle of the city could be a million miles - and a thousand years - away from the bustle of the modern city. The beautifully maintained chapel and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

I didn't go inside the chapel but from the outside the buildings look beautiful. The park surrounding the chapel is nice and peaceful with the view of the river. This is just at the back of the high street which is very crowded especially during the weekend. If you want to escape then the park is the answer. You can... More 

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lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This little oasis in the middle of the city could be a million miles - and a thousand years - away from the bustle of the modern city. The beautifully maintained chapel and gardens are well worth a visit. Opening times can be discovered from the nearby Eastgate Hospital. Well worth a visit

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Lovely old building with lots of history, but poorly lit very drab with little else of interest no artefacts or exhibits of note, pricey for what is a 5 minute tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Please don't visit I prefer to keep this all to myself ! If you must come its a very pretty garden with a small but fine church spanning the Stour River .

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not many visitors make it to these secret gardens. A beautiful discovery and there is a little church built over a river. Inside the church is a museum about the history of the Franciscan monks in Canterbury. Take a picnic!

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I love this place and go there for a quiet pause whenever I'm in Canterbury on a fine day. There are places to hide away in the meadow or by the river. Beautiful!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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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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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
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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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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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