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Westgate Gardens

Westgate Grove, Canterbury CT1 2BQ, England
+44 1227 475202
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Lovely walks along the river

Right by the West Gate,beautiful parkland walks,with half timbered houses on one side of the river... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Abbotsford, Canada
A peaceful place to visit!

During our short stay in Canterbury we found the gardens and a footpath leading to other worthwhile... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Stephen P
Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
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Westgate Grove, Canterbury CT1 2BQ, England
+44 1227 475202
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Right by the West Gate,beautiful parkland walks,with half timbered houses on one side of the river and old city wall and towers on the other.

Thank 853barry
Reviewed 30 October 2017

During our short stay in Canterbury we found the gardens and a footpath leading to other worthwhile places to visit, I.e. the Norman Castle ruins. Brilliant shrubbery and trees. Bit late in the year, but I bet the floral colours truly make these wonderful gardens...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This small park is easily accessible from the city and offers a lovely area for all the family. My husband took his morning run there - only a few minutes from our hotel. We also walked there after shopping in late afternoon by the river.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Westgate Gardens is a lovely tranquil area just off the city centre with the Stour running through it. It's long and narrow with some nice formal planting, restful areas and interesting paths, arbours, split levels and some unusual trees. It broadens out to a riverside...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I love the Westgate gardens. Great place to take the kids, always well kept and has the best play park if you walk through the pretty garden bit

Thank Msouthpark
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We have been to Canterbury many times. last weekend, we visited Canterbury again in a local pub. We found this little paradise, the garden is only 10 minutes from the town centre. a lovely, quiet and beautiful place for everyone!

Thank samwei
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Lovely gardens with lots of interest alongside the river. We walked from one end to the other and spotted the Italy Star memorial and the Burma Star memorial and walked on what was once part of Watling Street.

Thank Ralpha
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The gardens are just a 100 metres from the end of the city centre. In Spring you aregreet with a gorgeous array of flowers and then Summer is the same. There is also the river flowing through where you can book a punt or just...More

Thank Jowen
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This lovely area of Canterbury is much underrated. Such lovely colours and smells of this well kept area of gardens at the bottom of the high street by the Westgate towers. Lovely to sit and watch the ducks and their antics in really pretty surroundings...More

Thank joymarsden
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

If you visit Canterbury always go here it really nice and next to high street and the west gate towers lots to see in towers so don’t bypass.

Thank denis b
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Questions & Answers
28 January 2018|
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Response from jacqsell1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi flat, can opt in and out of length of walk
April E
31 May 2017|
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Response from Monchylavender | Reviewed this property |
There are about three Park and Ride parks around Canterbury and I would suggest using one of these. Canterbury is easy to walk around but not easy to park actually in the city. Using the Park and Ride solves that problem and... More
Shahida R
1 May 2017|
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Response from Ann S | Reviewed this property |
it is within the city so plenty of transport