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“You have to hunt to find this one!”

Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens
Ranked #20 of 113 things to do in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 28, 2013

We actually thought that the entrance from Stour Street was a garage leading to someone's private back yard! It was only when we saw some people emerging from a pathway behind bushes, did we realise that this was a public route! But what a lovely little oasis. We nearly missed seeing inside the chapel too, as from the garden on the far side of the river, the building only has a door that is permanently shut. The actual entrance is from the other half of garden, on the nearside bank of the river, and that is not obvious from the main path. But we found the chapel open, and the gentleman inside was only too happy to explain things and answer our questions.
This place is a bit like St Martin's Church, and the Eastbridge Hospital. They are all 'low-key' attractions, yet are small, fascinating bits of history. The joy of visiting Canterbury is finding these atmospheric gems in succession as you wander round.

Thank Francis N
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Worth seeking this place out for a stroll, access is well hidden and we found out from the Canterbury Punting tour we went on.
Interesting history and amazingly calm place

Thank travellingforfun72
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

The Greyfriars' House is interesting, and very old, if you enjoy that sort of thing, but the gardens are the real attraction. It's a true English garden, with an almost wild sort of feel to it, but absolutely beautiful. Great spot for a picnic or just to relax and enjoy the flowers and people passing by.

Staff at the Greyfriars' House was very knowledgeable and gave us a wonderful explanation of the history of the building and surrounding area.

Thank Claudia C
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Wonderful chapel and grounds.

A lovely place to sit and relax and watch the world go by.

Ideal place for a picnic.

Thank GARY B
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

The whole place was delightful the staff amazingly well informed and the chapel had a really lovely feel to it. Very good value for £2 and well worth a visit

Thank Hoppityskip
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