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Pencester Gardens

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Address: Pencester Road, Dover, England

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Green area in Central Dover

Don't waste you time - It is a small green area in central Dover, kids playground, sometimes putting but not worth going out of you way!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oxted, United Kingdom

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Oxted, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't waste you time - It is a small green area in central Dover, kids playground, sometimes putting but not worth going out of you way!

Thank cinemajim
Tavira, Portugal
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming from London, Pencester Gardens is relatively small in comparison. However, you can clearly see Dover Castle from the park, there is a bandstand which hosts a few annual events, a childrens well equipped play area and a skate park.

Thank Mark B
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice river running down one side with added Art Deco mattress and beer cans thrown in for good luck. Yes! I'm serious. Most of this stuff is from homeless drinkers and drug takers. Although a lot of general rubbish from kids and family's. I've seen way worse parks so I gave it an average score. And it is a nice... More 

Thank Dampproofer
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Only a small park in the middle if Dover Town. You can enter from the main bus and coach area, walk through and come out the other end of town. There are 2 play areas on one side, children's playground and a larger kids skate/bike area. The river runs along the other end with a small bandstand and benches

Thank Pandora M
Deal, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Pencester Gardens could be a lovely place to visit, a good location, nice size and good amenities. Band stand, Skate Park, Children's Play Area and open grassy spaces. However when you take a walk through the park you don't get the feeling that you'd like to stay long. I certainly wouldn't want to take children there. I know the drinkers... More 

Thank Stuart B
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52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The gardens are really just a park. There is a skateboard area near the car park and a smaller children's play area near to it. There are a large amount of drinkers and druggies in this park and although it is safe to use during the daytime I really couldn't recommend a night visit. It is such a shame that... More 

Thank donna131975
Hua Hin, Thailand
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26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

A nostalgic preview to my youth but merely a bandstand, skatepark and some grass next to Dover's bus station for a stranger

Thank SofGoesToWhiteCastle
Dover, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Pencester Park is a great open space for local events. It has a Bandstand which is used by community groups throughout the Spring, Summer & Autumn and the beautiful and unique River Dour winds its' way around the edge of the park. Fantastic views of Dover Castle can be had from the park and the open space is landscaped with... More 

Thank BarryMOF
Dover, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

It is sad that "down and outs" sit on the grass with their beer cans; the peace and quiet is spoiled by youngsters on their skate boards in the adjoining skate park. Nevertheless the park remains attractive and dusks swim on the River Dour which also has a few trout swimming near the banks.

Thank PaulFabia
Dover, United Kingdom
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469 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Town centre park, small, frequented generally by those the rest of us would rather avoid. Dover at it's worst.

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