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Westgate Gardens

Westgate Grove, Canterbury CT1 2BQ, England
+44 1227 475202
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A nice park to wander along beside the river, with good views.

A nice park to wander along beside the river, with good views. Punts are available on the river... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leslie H
Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
A delightful stroll in the park

The gardens are a public park running along the left bank of a branch of the river Stour. The main... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bolton, United Kingdom
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“flower beds” (23 reviews)
Westgate Grove, Canterbury CT1 2BQ, England
+44 1227 475202
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice park to wander along beside the river, with good views. Punts are available on the river although only with "crew" supplied.

Thank Leslie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens are a public park running along the left bank of a branch of the river Stour. The main path follows the river. Look out for the massive tree on one's left having entered the park near West Tower - it must be at...More

1  Thank cpickup
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Preceded by starting with a visit to the old tower gaol at Westgate - includes a small tea room - where the guide not only explained the history, but also advised on the best way to access and view the river and old wall. The...More

1  Thank bryan490
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Beautiful, peaceful flowing river and some nicely-planted flower beds are the highlights of these delightful gardens, just a stone's throw from the busy shopping streets. The gardens lost something of their old world charm when a recent expensive renovation/restoration/redesign/whatever was carried out, but they are...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed September 11, 2017

This is a beautiful stretch of land, has ducks that swim a long and flowers and benches and it's just so peaceful here, though avoid school times as kids will be running along it.

Thank louisj92
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

It's a really picturesque corner of Canterbury, which is well worth a walkthrough if you have time. The river seems very healthy, with plenty of fish of various species, whilst there were plenty of young moorhens and coots when we visited with nests easily visible...More

Thank Billy B
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Beautiful to wander around, the river and plants are lovely, it has fabulous trees and very peaceful, it also has an amazing children's play park.

1  Thank carol c
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

After a day of walking the busy streets of Canterbury what could be nicer than a spot to relax. These Gardens are well kept and well used by families, tourists and workers alike. There are plenty of seats along the way and some surprising "finds"...More

Thank bookish24
Reviewed September 6, 2017

It is a large beautiful garden. it is good place for relaxing, and our family had a small picnic here after long hours walking around the town. Love Canterbury

Thank an1719
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

A peaceful place for a stroll and always very colorful with flower beds being changed regularly throughout the year, a must place to see in the historic Canterbury.

Thank Irina K
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April E
May 31, 2017|
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Response from Kelly J | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is very cheap as well
Shahida R
May 1, 2017|
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Response from Ann S | Reviewed this property |
it is within the city so plenty of transport
Kelly J
March 26, 2017|
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Response from Shane W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Dogs are allowed, there is a council pay and display at both ends and there are a few cafes relatively close by in the town centre.