Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens, Canterbury

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  • 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 t...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 ver...  more »
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  • Summer review - I do believe it's closed during the winter months. Anyway... I've been visiting Canterbury for many years, it was only recently I took my children for an exploration trip of the city. The first I heard of the Greyfriars chapel and gardens was during a river boat tour in which the guide pointed out the chapel and gave us an insight to its history. Immediately afterwards we took it upon ourselves to locate the area. I must say even with what I'd consider to be is a pretty good internal compass I still resorted to using Google maps! Our journey led us up an alleyway where we crossed a bridge next to a cafe - that also offered a type of boat tour - from here we entered the gardens. They are quite small and contained. The river flows to the side of the garden and the chapel seats above the river where it obviously once harnessed the rivers flow, for what I do not yet know. The chapel was closed, though I am unsure if you can publicly visit the chapel anyway. We took refuge in the gardens for some time enjoying the tranquility of the well groomed foliage around us, forgetting for a minute that we were at the centre of a bustling city on a summers day, my kids were overwhelmed with a small robin that flew in to make our acquaintance and kept us company for our stay. Unlike some the public parks of Canterbury, the gardens here weren't busy, nor littered with students. It was easy to be excited myself as I felt like i'd found a little treasure which had thus far escaped me. So to round it up, if you fancy a little time out, in a special place with some good history this is the place for you. Enjoy!
  • beautiful secret garden ;)
  • Snowy, need I say anything more?
  • Beautiful gardens.
  • Nice quiet location by the river. Only a short walk from the high street.
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