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Dane John Gardens © Tim Stubbings

Dane John Gardens © Tim Stubbings

Contact

Canterbury Visitor Centre

01227 862162

Address

Watling Street,
Canterbury,
CT1 2QX

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 30 Jun Depop Kent Pop-Up
Tue 28 Jun - Sat 2 Jul Guys And Dolls
Tue 1 Dec - Wed 31 Aug Kent Freemasonry and Canterbury Cathedral
Thu 30 Jun - Wed 6 Jul King's Week
Thu 21 Apr - Sun 25 Sep Prescriptions
Sat 4 Jun - Fri 15 Jul Something Between Us

Details

The city walls and an avenue of lime trees provide Dane John gardens a sense of enclosure and escape from the busy road and bustling shopping centre just a few yards away. There are excellent views over the city and the surrounding countryside from the top of the mound.

Within the gardens is a safe play area for children, a newly built bandstand – a venue for traditional concerts throughout the summer – and a fountain which provides the focus for the shaded walk along the avenue of lime trees.

The historic gardens, located within the city walls of Canterbury, date back to 1551. The gardens contain a mound believed to date from the first century AD and later a Norman motte and bailey castle after which the gardens are named. In 1790 a local dignitary named Alderman James Simmons laid the park into formal gardens. In 1999, Canterbury City Council completed a million pound renovation of the park supported by the Heritage Lottery Fun and local sponsorship.

Disabled accessDisabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Dogs Allowed | Refreshments | Toilets | Viewpoints | Disabled toilets | Rest point | Surfaced paths | Wheelchair friendly | Picnic area | Children's play area

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TR 146574  Lat: 51.27549 Long: 1.07641

2 minutes walking from Canterbury East Train Station and Canterbury Bus Station.

Accessible by Public Transport

Facilities

  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Dogs Allowed | Refreshments | Toilets | Viewpoints | Disabled toilets | Rest point | Surfaced paths | Wheelchair friendly | Picnic area | Children's play area

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