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Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens

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Address: Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2BD , England
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Greyfriars chapel.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Visit the chapel, entrance by donation. History boards around the ground floor room. Upstairs is used for services, sitting up there one is surrounded by a calming peace and you can imagine services here in medieval times. The surrounding meadow laid to wild life garden with part of the river meandering through. Hidden and beautiful, long may it stay this... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

A peaceful spot amongst the noise of the city. The Franciscan Gardens is a quiet place to stop and enjoy the lovely blooms and watch the river boats drift by.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

This is another hidden gem of Canterbury just around the back of the main city centre. It is a very beautiful place and I loved looking at the history of the place. I would go again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

A quiet, restful chapel and garden in the middle of Canterbury. Boats floating by on the river; birds and butterflies flitting around while eating a picnic lunch.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I went here last summer for the first time, it's very peaceful, has a strand of the river flowing through it, and an interesting medieval chapel. What I loved best was the glorious meadow planting, full of grasses and meadow flowers like scabious - very beautiful.

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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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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