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Westgate Gardens

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Address: Westgate Grove, Canterbury CT1 2BQ, England
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+44 1227 475202

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Delightful well kept river side gardens

Start strolling through these well kept City Gardens from West-gate towers and enjoy the beautiful riverside park and ruins. Keep going and the park becomes more and more rural... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Rory W
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Start strolling through these well kept City Gardens from West-gate towers and enjoy the beautiful riverside park and ruins. Keep going and the park becomes more and more rural and you become a rambler on a riverside path. Keep going further and you arrive at Chartham where you can catch a train back to Canterbury West :)

Thank Rory W
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved this place, so beautifully maintained, I had a little chat with the garden designer one summer and his flower boarders and lay out reflected his passion for this area. The ancient trees had me at a standstill quite breathtaking the river and gondola type boats with the ducks and birds on the river and the willow trees all making... More 

Thank slasslett
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Must have a walk through the beautiful gardens ! Perfect for families couples or singles. Very well kept and you will be able to capture some amazing photos

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

definitely worth a stroll while you're in town. Welcome break from the rush of the streets. Very pretty.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Westgate Gardens are open daily until dusk with free admission - they form a fairly narrow strip along the River Stour. They are a relatively quiet oasis just off the main North-South street through Canterbury, and are notable for a couple of highly unusual trees - especially a 200-year old oriental plane tree with a huge circumference at its... More 

Thank MKMapman
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked along the Great Stour Way from Chartham and finished our walk at Westgate Gardens. This is a pleasant open space and whilst there wasn't much life in the Winter month of January it was still enjoyable.

Thank SteMar247
Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Westgate Gardens has plenty of formal and informal open spaces. There is much to see here and enjoy whole day. It has Toddlers Cove - once Canterbury's water park with swimming, paddling and boating pools. It also has a three mile path for walkers and cyclists, Tannery Field, a riverside meadow, and woodland besides Rheims Way. Excellent place to... More 

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Karlstad, Värmlands Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk through it. Read on the remembrance monuments. Look at all the flowers and plants. Feel the touch of an English city park. Sit down and breath. What a feeling!

Thank Henrik N
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spotted these gardens when doing the city wall walk. They are well maintained and perfect picnic areas for the warmer summer months. There was also a children's play area close by. Lovely to walk through whatever the weather.

Thank markymark75
Canterbury, Kent. UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is worth taking a detour to walk through the Westgate Gardens for the Baobab Tree, lovely gardens and then under the bridge to Toddler's Cover where there are some beautiful pictures and poems.

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