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Westgate Gardens

Westgate Grove, Canterbury CT1 2BQ, England
+44 1227 475202
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Nice gardens

Not a lot here but very pretty. A few lovely bridges. Great views of the river. Flowers in... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
carrie w
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Lovely!

Amazing views, loads of open space and well maintained gardens! With the river flowing through its... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
KarolaRS
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Westgate Grove, Canterbury CT1 2BQ, England
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Not a lot here but very pretty. A few lovely bridges. Great views of the river. Flowers in bloom.. would highly recommend a visit.

Thank carrie w
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Amazing views, loads of open space and well maintained gardens! With the river flowing through its an ideal place to stroll and spend time on hot days. There are boat tours that run from here and you can see the towers

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

A beautiful peaceful garden to walk or just sit in for a while, and a place to take photos of the various flowers and plants.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

West gate gardens are a real,gem embedded in the centre of Canterbury. A relaxing walk along the Stour appreciating not only the natural Beauty of the environment (some of the nettles could do with clearing to make access easier) bit also the history highlighted on...More

Thank Gary P
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We wandered into this area upon our arrival into Canterbury and loved it so much we went back the next day. Just beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. If the sun is out, I recommend a walk around, or relaxing on the grass while reading or soaking...More

Thank scottleff
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Took a stroll through the city and came across the gardens. They are lovely. Beautiful setting with the river running through. Plenty of benches to sit and relax on. Take some time to enjoy them. It's a great place.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

An abundance of flowers make a huge impact on entering the park from the tower end. From the bridge we saw a carp with a trout in it's mouth just sitting it out until the trout gave up I think,

Thank fititin2015
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

River, flowers, punting,istoric views. A great place to relax. The floral display in spring an early summer is stunning and award winning.

Thank JCHigham
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Great place to take pictures and/or sit & contemplate. Very charming and peaceful place. I loved coming here after sightseeing or for a quiet sunset.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Well worth a stroll, beautiful loation and stunning views especially if the weather is good. Not far from the centre either

Thank marg16031508
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Hi flat, can opt in and out of length of walk
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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
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