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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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Very good value for money. The entrance staff brought the place to life.

Superb. Both myself and my partner walked away from this small historic site feeling enlightened about the ways of the world at time of Christian pilgrimages & those trying to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
katharined41
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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Superb. Both myself and my partner walked away from this small historic site feeling enlightened about the ways of the world at time of Christian pilgrimages & those trying to fast track their way to heaven ! Site staff really made this momentous - Thank you.

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kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

There are services in the small chapel in the roof area of this old building throughout the winter, although it is closed apart from this during the winter months The building is the only remaining part of the first Franciscan priory in the country and is located in a central place amongst gardens in the city, although silence reigns. From... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This is a beautiful old building hidden away down a side road off from the town, the building and gardens are a wonderful place to visit and sit and have lunch on the summer

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

On a walkabout around the back streets and gardens which are a delight in themselves we came across this chapel. Only small so takes no time at all to take a look around but to miss out would be a shame.

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Thank Lindan D
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This beautiful building, all that remains of the first Franciscan friary in England (c1225) straddles the river, has wonderful wooden vaulted ceilings, exposed stone work and 200 year old graffiti in one room that served as a prison for a while! The gardens are lovely too, with carefully laid out lawns, but rather more natural and haphazard flowers and plants.This... More 

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Innisfil, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Grey friars Chapel and Franciscan gardens is a lovely stroll from the stour canal...the settling is lovely...peaceful...

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Worth popping in, check the website for opening hours, lovely volunteers and information boards tell you amazing story of that place, and you can have a picnic in the surrounding gardens. Please put some change in donation box, it is worth saving and protecting for future generations.

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Stuttgart
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The Franciscan brothers still occupy this little bit of old Canterbury, praying regularly in the little chapel on the top floor of the medieval building. You feel that you are out in the fields and forests, yet the city is just 50 meters away. Not grand or glorious, it is a quiet and relaxing treat for your soul.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I didn't go into the Chapel, just took a short walk along the river path. Just beautiful, with the little river bubbling along beside the walkway, and going underneath the Chapel.

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Milwaukee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was fun to stumble upon during an afternoon walk but nothing to go out of the way for. It's free, has nice scenery, and a peaceful setting. There are also some nice restaurants and pubs near the garden entrance.

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