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Dane John Gardens

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Address: Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 2RN, England
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+44 1227 378100
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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Rest, Relax, Play

Great park area to play, eat, relax. We spent a few hours of each day here with food from M&S. The flowers beds are really outstanding.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great park area to play, eat, relax. We spent a few hours of each day here with food from M&S. The flowers beds are really outstanding.

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Thank H H
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great park with beautiful gardens and a large mound with a monument at the top, which had some lovely views from the top. The park is located close the the town centre shops and bus station. There is a small coffee and kiosk with outside seating and a lovely water fountain. The park is very popular with all age... More 

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Thank Mandy G
London, United Kingdom
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271 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are pretty and a nice place to go for a walk. Canterbury has many nice places to see and I would go to this if I had spare time or wanted some exercise!

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Thank Keren B
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty great if you like grass, crowds, emo kids smoking in the bandstand and homeless people sleeping in the bushes. Pretty fountain though.

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Thank George B
Rainham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked through after getting off the train It was so lovely with people sitting around sunbathing and playing with there children Also the sight of the spring flowers in the beds was beautiful in all there glory will spend more time there next time

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Thank Medwayshopper
Greater Manchester
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112 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a slow wander through these gardens, as well as its eaterie and sitting areas, make this an excellent place to while time away in good weather

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Thank Thee_Don
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Enjoyed a stroll around and the views from the top of the mount is spectacular. Beware there are no safety rails so wouldn't be suitable for very young children or anyone with mobility issues.

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Thank jackiewag
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

During the day its a lovely open area for people of all ages and groups with children, families etc. However, avoid at night due to the amount of teenagers who use the area for unsavoury recreational activities.

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Thank barham1998
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Often during the day the area is full of groups of loiterers, drinking and littering, and during the night it is downright unsafe - look up previous new stories about muggings/assaults/drug use etc. I would not recommend cutting through at night to use Canterbury East etc - even walking along the wall can make you feel unsafe. It's a shame... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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319 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Beautiful haven of peace. The walls of the city are well-preserved and the mound affords views across the city.

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