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Dane John Gardens

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Breezes city view

For a free view of the south of the city, worth the climb to the top. Quite exposed on the windy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Interesting find

En route to the railway station I came across yet another Canterbury park. Initially i thought it... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
David S
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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All reviews food festival old city walls worth the climb norman motte pretty walk public park roman wall beautiful park town centre lovely walk sunny day fountain mound bandstand maze monument stroll
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a free view of the south of the city, worth the climb to the top. Quite exposed on the windy day we visited.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank grahamshort
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

It's a short cut to the shops from the West of the City BUT it's full of drunks and rough sleepers....not a happy place to be, it was nice in the summer but now it's dreadful.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

En route to the railway station I came across yet another Canterbury park. Initially i thought it was quite small but walking a bit further it opened up into a very interesting area. Some unusual statues and a bandstand added perspective with adequate seating areas.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This lovely Grade II-listed garden contains a Roman burial mound which was subsequently used by the Normans as the site for a motte and bailey castle.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Good festival with lots of variety and lots of choices to eat too, shame about the weather. Seychelles goat curry superb.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

This park runs parallel to the city walls in the east of the city and is well worth a visit for an impromptu picnic or laze in the sun during you city break.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Geemcee
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely gardens close to the town centre. Went there for the view from the top. Would not say it is a must see when in Canterbury but still a nice place

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank KirillLukjanov
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

It was very hot when weI visited Canterbury so it was nice to come across this park when walking the walls. The monument is worth climbing for the views across the city. The only thing that spoilt it was the amount of litter left by...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank leedsutdskin
Reviewed 25 June 2018

An excellent public park, with gardens, trees and flowerbeds, water fountains etc. Be sure to climb the Mound, which is in fact the remains of a Roman burial, dating from about 100/200 AD, later turned into Norman Motte and Bailey. The view of the city...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Martin B
Reviewed 5 April 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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10 May 2018|
Response from joseph445 | Reviewed this property |
the parking is not far from the gardens, you sneeze twice, along side of the fortified wall of the city.
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Response from Wordsmart17 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, yes you can. Its a stone throw from Canterbury East and a short walk up the High Street from Canterbury West Station