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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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After living in Canterbury for almost two years I can't believe I've only just discovered Greyfriars chapel. The gardens themselves are well kept, although aren't the nicest in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

After living in Canterbury for almost two years I can't believe I've only just discovered Greyfriars chapel. The gardens themselves are well kept, although aren't the nicest in town. Having said that, the chapel and surrounding area is lovely. Admission into the chapel is free. Would definitely recommend a visit!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A great place to have a rest, eat your packed lunch and take stock. Well maintained and a delightful place to stop and ponder "what next?"

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

the chapel was closed but i still enjoyed walking in the ground. you have cut grass to walk on and the middle is left for wildlife. it is so peacefull seeing that you are near the city centre

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A peaceful and pretty place in the midst of the hustle and bustle of canterbury. Lots of lovely plants to look at and very well maintained

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A very quiet relaxing area where we just sat and enjoyed the peace Didn't dislike any element of the visit..

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Tranquil and relaxing, beautiful secluded gardens with the Great Stour River flowing through, young trout and other fish, even eels were visible

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Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

One of the few things you can now do in Canterbury for free. The gardens are nice and peaceful. Chapel oozes history. A place you must visit when in town. Canterbury has become a very expensive place to visit. When I lived here the cathedral was free now it is £10.50.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A peaceful secret right in the middle of Canterbury ..... do set about finding it ...it's just off the High st., near the Abode hotel. It is very beautiful and easy to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet ...Be aware there is a service once a month in the chapel on Wednesday.....and everyone is welcome ......

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The gardens are such a peaceful place to escape the hub bub of the busy centre. A good place to take your picnic, but remember to take your rubbish home, not like some.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Tucked away off Stour St, accessed via a narrow alley, Greyfriars Chapel is well worth the effort of looking for it. Set in the Franciscan Gardens & straddling a branch of the River Stour ,it is easy to imagine the lives of early monks in what remains of the first Franciscan Friary in England. Entry is free, but donations are... More 

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Address: Address: Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2BD , England
Phone Number: 01227 471688
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury

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