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Westgate Gardens, Canterbury

Westgate Gardens, Canterbury

© Tim Stubbings

Contact

Canterbury Visitor Centre

01227 862162

Address

Westgate Grove,
Canterbury,
CT1 2DB

Events at this Venue

Details

The Westgate Gardens are an extensive network of formal and informal open spaces. There is much to see and enjoy:

Westgate Gardens - once the splendid home and gardens of a notable Canterbury family. The area can be traced back to the Roman occupation of 2,000 years ago, and beyond.

Toddlers Cove - once Canterbury's water park with swimming, paddling and boating pools and possibly the site of Roman occupation. It is now a starting - or finishing - point for the Great Stour Way, a three mile path for walkers and cyclists and now the site of a new large children's play area. Tannery Field, a riverside meadow and woodland besides Rheims Way.

The wild, wooded Bingley Island where there is evidence that Stone Age men and women once walked. Together these sites amount to 12 hectares of historic riverside parkland - enough space for about 15 football pitches.

Disabled accessPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Play area for children called Toddler's Cove.

Opening details

Please be aware that the gardens close at dusk. Check signs on site.

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TR 144579  Lat: 51.28069 Long: 1.07413

10 minutes walk from the main bus station. 5 minutes walk from Canterbury West

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury West station

Facilities

  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Play area for children called Toddler's Cove.

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