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Westgate Gardens

Westgate Grove, Canterbury CT1 2BQ, England
01227 475 202
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Ranked #3 of 48 Attractions in Canterbury
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Brooklyn
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312 reviews 312 reviews
210 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Leave enough time after the Cathedral, especially if it's a nice day, to walk up te main street (past Beaney's Art Museum) to the river past Westgate. Really peaceful and picturesque. Of course if it's raining, stay at Beaney's or the Cathedral or the Roman Museum.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
53 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Nice location for tourist snaps next to the stour. Many benches to sit and watch world go by. Some interesting trees, and bridges to cross over to take pictures from. Does seem to attract special brew drinking types who can appear intimidating but are harmless, Just wish these wasters would stay out of the war memorial section. Students and teens... More

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Walking through history and in the summer, the flowers are just great. At this time, there is a section undergoing restoration, but this will be completed shortly.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a lovely, quiet oasis of calm in the midst of Canterbury's attmpt at hurley burley. I cut my knee open on the flint walls when I was five, and the scar remains more than fifty years later. I was lucky enough for this to have been my playground when a child and my favourite courting spot as a... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Right in the middle of Canterbury and yet feels off the beaten track. Fantastic little park/gardens, a real treat to sit and read here during warm summer days.

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Ramsgate
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18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

lovely gardens, lovely walk by the river,seats to sit in to watch the world go by new childrens play area at the end, nothing i did not dislike, not sure if there is a cafe or toilets

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104 reviews 104 reviews
40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Strolled through after doing a walk from an AA book. It's just like a town park - flower beds etc - but the river makes it nice. I concur with the comments about the tanked up dudes. Could do with moving them on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Really is a fantastic place to sit and relax, very busy in the summer months with people sunbathing, playing football, families feeding ducks or tourists punting along the river but you never feel overcrowded and can always find your 'own space' Just along from Canterbury West station and right next to the West Gate Towers, well worth a visit to... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

These gardens are near the Westgate Towers, the remaining city gate. I visited with a friend on a hot day and we sat consuming ice cream by the river. Time passes peacefully here. The upkeep, flowers and interesting trees are stunning.

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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Very calm place, although there is lots of work being done at the moment. It is an oasis amongst the business of Canterbury! The River is beautiful, and very fast flowing.

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