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Dane John Gardens

Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 2RN, England
+44 1227 378100
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Attractive gardens

Large, attractive gardens- in April there were lots of flowers out. Along one side are some lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
starbox120862
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Bleak on a windy day

The weather hampered our enjoyment. I thought the wind would blow us off the mound. I would have... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
DaveMcInally
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Northamptonshire
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“food festival” (11 reviews)
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Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 2RN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large, attractive gardens- in April there were lots of flowers out. Along one side are some lovely Georgian houses; there's an elegant bandstand, a fountain and the mound. We climbed up to the top- be aware, there's no railing, and it felt quite windy at...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

The weather hampered our enjoyment. I thought the wind would blow us off the mound. I would have preferred the pre Victorian landscape.

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Dane John gardens are a little oasis in the heart of Canterbury. Walk up the hill for fabulous views across the city with the Cathedral in the distance. Sunsets are particularly dramatic, take a camera! If you're coming by train it's one of the first...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

There are several points of access to this park. One is just over a small footbridge that is in front of the train station east. Others are from the circular road and side streets that join the heart of the city. There are many good...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Walked through the gardens and up onto the mound for great views of the city as part of our walk around the city walls. A lovely area full of tree, a fountain and statues and of course over looked by the mound. Lovely on a...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

If you're walking the walls you will come across these lovely gardens. Make a detour from the shopping streets and perhaps sit on a bench with your lunch. It's nice!

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

A lovely walk along the walls overlooking the city and suburbs beyond, lots of interesting bits of history along the way and some beautiful gardens.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Much better than walking always along the streets. Did not investigate the large play castle maze - but worth knowing that the walk along the walls overlooks it when you have "lost" a child in there who is too busy on the slide to leave.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

My friend wanted to show me where he grew up so decided to take me through these gardens before heading into the town centre. The gardens are truly special. If I move to the area I would love to explore them properly.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Must go to place for Canterbury Food festival every September. Great food and great music. Simples Food from burgers, Spanish, lamb curry, jams and cider plus more Gets really busy past 1300 during the festival so we went at 11.

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Hi there, yes you can. Its a stone throw from Canterbury East and a short walk up the High Street from Canterbury West Station
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