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Westgate Gardens

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Address: Westgate Grove, Canterbury CT1 2BQ, England
Phone Number: 01227 475 202
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Simply Stroll through Westgate Gardens

Considering the fast pace of visitors in Canterbury, these gardens naturally cause everyone to leisurely stroll through the park. Otherwise, tourists would miss the experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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211 reviews 211 reviews
97 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Considering the fast pace of visitors in Canterbury, these gardens naturally cause everyone to leisurely stroll through the park. Otherwise, tourists would miss the experience entirely as this stroll slows the pace and readies tourists, visitors and locals for the magical wonder of Canterbury. While there are larger parks with faster, flowing streams and manicured lawns, I found the natural... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We really enjoyed our quiet stroll through the gardens. It was peaceful and beautifully simple for Christmas We really did enjoy our walk and chat.

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Chilham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Beautiful, well maintained gardens alongside the River Stour. The cycle / footpath from Chartham to Canterbury passes through the gardens, making a lovely interlude if you walk into the city.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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226 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I Visited the Westgate gardens with my partner in October. I was interested by its position as Number 2 on trip advisor for Canterbury although retrospectively looking back I believe it’s one of those attractions that becomes artificially raised due to the fact that it is free to visit. The park itself is fairly unremarkable when compared to others in... More 

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Brooklyn
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211 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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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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 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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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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