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Westgate Gardens, Canterbury

Westgate Gardens, Canterbury

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Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 28 Jun - Sat 2 Jul Guys And Dolls
Tue 1 Dec - Wed 31 Aug Kent Freemasonry and Canterbury Cathedral
Tue 28 Jun Knit & Knatter
Tue 28 Jun Lilya 4-Ever (18)
Thu 21 Apr - Sun 25 Sep Prescriptions
Sat 4 Jun - Fri 15 Jul Something Between Us


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 accessDisabled toiletsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Dogs allowed | Toilets | Disabled toilets | Rest point | Surfaced paths | Wheelchair friendly | Picnic area | Water body

Opening details

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


Free entry



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Map reference: TR 144579  Lat: 51.28069 Long: 1.07413

10 minutes walk from Canterbury Bus Station. 5 minutes walk from Canterbury West train station.

Accessible by Public Transport


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

Dogs allowed | Toilets | Disabled toilets | Rest point | Surfaced paths | Wheelchair friendly | Picnic area | Water body

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