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Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens

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Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens

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DanielleB69 wrote a review Oct 2020
Canterbury, United Kingdom25 contributions6 helpful votes
Beauticul building with a Chapel on the first floor. But it does send "chivers" down your spine, when you enter the cells.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Stephenbkk20156 wrote a review Feb 2020
Okayama Prefecture, Japan712 contributions303 helpful votes
It had been raining before we got there, so the garden was kind of damp. We had to be careful where we walked, but the raindrops made everything prettier. A pleasant retreat from a city buzzing with tourists. Greenery, views of long-established buildings. Then, a chance meeting transformed our afternoon. We struck up a conversation with a lady. She turned out to be a gardener who had advised the monks on how to re-plant the garden in ways that resenbled its Medieval roots. She was there taking a seurvey of how her work had fared, with a view to giving further advice on sustaining the garden. She told us about what she had learned of the history of the garden, the plans that were available to the original gardeners, the planting techniques, the uses of the various plants. Absolutely fascinating. She went on her way, leaving us once again in tranquility, more appteciative than ever of our gree surroundings.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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maryanne m wrote a review Dec 2019
Canterbury, United Kingdom246 contributions117 helpful votes
I did not know the chapel and gardens were her and the place was entirely empty when we visited. We wandered unhindered and enjoyed its peace and quiet. We couldn't go inside the chapel as it was locked.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Geoff H wrote a review Nov 2019
Cranbrook, United Kingdom10355 contributions274 helpful votes
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If you are heading down High Street from Westgate Towers towards Fenwick there is a sign pointing right to "Greyfriars Gardens" (obviously rthe sign is pointing left if you are heading up High Street towards Westgate Towers). Follow this, and other direction signs, and you will come to a bridge at the start of Franciscan Way. Cross the bridge and follow the path, which can be negotiated by wheelchairs and pushchairs, and you come to a second bridge. This bridge gives you a view of Greyfriars Chapel and leads straight into the serene Greyfriars Gardens. Not that far from the hustle and bustle of the shops, pubs, restaurants and tourist attractions on High Street, the Greyfriars Gardens are a haven of peace and quiet. Here you can sit and relax and just listen to the water as it flows under Greyfriars Chapel. These gardens a well worth seeking out.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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vmeus wrote a review Nov 2019
Ghent, Belgium78 contributions46 helpful votes
A very nice place in the city centre, next to the river, not far from the Marlowe theatre. Well worth a visit with one of the very few abbey chapels left in the area.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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