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Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens

Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2BD, England
+44 1227 471688
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A hidden away treasure in the heart of Canterbury

This is my favourite place in Canterbury - a beautiful, ancient sacred site dating back to the time... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
samsnail2017
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Historic building in a nice setting

Worth the time to have a look, couldn't go in but a nice building to look at in a nice setting. It... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
jason t
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Adelaide, Australia
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Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2BD, England
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is my favourite place in Canterbury - a beautiful, ancient sacred site dating back to the time of St. Francis. The gardens are a perfect place to have a quiet sandwich on a sunny day, or simply to enjoy the wild flower meadow. The...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Worth the time to have a look, couldn't go in but a nice building to look at in a nice setting. It is set in a sort of garden area so you can go and just find a nice quiet place to relax nearby.

Thank jason t
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

A very happy surprise it was to happen upon the Greyfriars Chapel and the Franciscan garden. It's a good place to rest and to be. A large field is sown with wild flowers every year. Yes, this is a very romantic and quiet haven within...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Was lucky to visit a few days before the winter closure. Gorgeous surroundings and a oasis of peace in bustling Canterbury. The chapel was open and the visit free. Shame it closes from October onwards for the winter.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

you are going to probably have to look a little hard for this one but a charming and historic location

Thank Michael L
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Hidden away down a path is one of the oldest buildings in Canterbury. Located by the river, whilst only small represents a key factor of Canterbury as it has developed through to today. Free to see and of great historical value.

Thank Davidctc
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

On my trip to Canterbury, I stumbled across Greyfriars Gardens. It's just a few minutes' walk from the city centre where you can see punting on the river.

Thank tentgirl
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Set in a field of wild flowers this ancient building is very impressive and it was worth going even though the day we chose it was closed. I am intrigued enough to pay another visit.

Thank darnoc2511
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Fascinating chapel ~ 13th century and the first in England of the Franciscans. Interesting building, with informative displays. The prison was spooky, with original old graffiti. The gardens were extremely peaceful and quiet [as they are supposed to be]. This part of Canterbury fascinating historically...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Not the easiest of places to find if coming from the East station. Had to ask quite a few people before we stumbled across it.one hint:- DO NOT TURN LEFT AT THE CYCLE SHOP. That will NOT bring you into it, although it indicates you...More

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