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Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens

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Address: Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2BD, England
Phone Number: +44 1227 471688
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an oasis

Visit here at 12.30 on a Wednesday for a beautiful Eucharistic service and a warm welcome from the regular attendees. It is a breathing space from the bustle of the city and a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 2, 2016
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Wigan

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Visit here at 12.30 on a Wednesday for a beautiful Eucharistic service and a warm welcome from the regular attendees. It is a breathing space from the bustle of the city and a spiritual place to stay a while. Have a chat and a cup of tea afterwards. You will leave feeling much better

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

A lovely place to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Some benches to sit on, but area kept well and extremely clean so we just sat on the grass and enjoyed a drink in the glorious sunshine!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Effectionatly called the 'Secret Garden' by locals its not much of a secret but it certainly is a gorgeous place to have a rest or a picnic. The gardens shut in the evening though to stop the little ballbags with bad parents messing it up

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

The gardens are open to the public daily, they are maintained to a very high standard by volunteers. There are two gardens, a well pruned walled garden and a meadow garden. The entrance to the gardens is located on Stour St and its access is hard to find for those that are looking for an obvious opening. It is simply... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

We were blessed with a lovely day to visit this site. So peaceful, with beautiful flowers - you could almost feel the history there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Located off Stour Street, the Greyfriars Chapel and Gardens are hidden gems. The Chapel in particular has a quiet that so complements its spare Norman architecture that it exudes a meditativeness that is very moving. A bonus is a remarkable view of the towers of Canterbury Cathedral seen across the field of wild flowers in front of the chapel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Soooo peaceful there. Lovely little building steeped in Franciscan history. Holds holy communion Wednesday at 12.30 with the local 'brothers' often attending. Beautiful gardens and river. Love this place!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

A great place to visit for it's tranquillity, it's history or a spot to get a picnic in the grounds or by the lake. Once inside you would never know you were in the heart of the city.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

Hidden out of sight of the main street is this beautiful place. The gardens are lovely and wild flowers bloom here. Worth searching out to experience the history as well as the peacefulness of the place.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is a beautiful, peaceful place just a short walk from the centre of Canterbury. You can sit & enjoy some peace & quiet in Fransican Gardens, in the company of the very friendly robins, or wander through the gardens or visit the Greyfriars Chapel which has information boards telling you everything you could possibly want to know as well... More 

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