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“Passing Through” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dane John Gardens

Dane John Gardens
Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 2RN, England
01227 378 100
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Ranked #16 of 48 Attractions in Canterbury
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Rainham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Passing Through”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This is not a park we make a special trip to go to, but each time we go to Canterbury we walk through this park from the station to the town. It's a very pleasant part of our visit, and it's nice to see families and groups of students sitting on the grass on a sunny day.

I also like the fountain in this park - reminds me of a teacup.

If you are out with your family and are looking for a picnic spot in Canterbury, this is a good choice

Visited July 2013
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Dover, United Kingdom
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“Interesting Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Not the largest, but plenty of interest in it. For me, the focal point is not the mound (although of great interest), it's the monument to men of Kent Regiments in the Boer War. I've never seen a war memorial before that has broken down the deaths - killed in action or died from disease. It brings home that fighting in wars isn't the only killer....

Visited November 2012
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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“At times he rowdier of the Canterbury parks but still pleasant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Less tranquil than Greyfriars and Westgate but remains a firm favourite for many people. Tends to attract a lot of football kicking kids and drunkard but it's still a nice place to get away from the shops. I wouldn't recommend taking a stroll through here late at night though....it's not too bad if you're a local but quite a few chancers frequent the place in the early hours.

Visited May 2013
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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“Lovely gardens and picnic spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We thought this was a lovely park, and there is a mound you can climb which affords a lovely view. There is a great kids playground there. We were just walking along the city wall and found it.

Visited July 2013
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“OK but nothing special really, apart from the memorial.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Trees, token flowerbeds, and grass with a few seats.Empty bandstand, fountain.Normally kept in good order but , apart from the memorial, nothing remarkable except the traffic noise.
Much prefer Westgate Gardens at the other end of the city.

Visited June 2013
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