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    Garden, free entry

    Dane John Gardens © Tim Stubbings

    Dane John Gardens © Tim Stubbings

    Dane John Gardens © Tim Stubbings

    Dane John Gardens © Tim Stubbings

    Dane John Gardens © Tim Stubbings

    Dane John Gardens © Tim Stubbings

     
     

    Contact

    Canterbury Visitor Centre

    01227 862162

    Address

    Watling Street,
    Canterbury,
    Kent,
    CT1 2TN

    Events at this Venue

    date event
    Fri 26 - Sun 28 Sep Canterbury Food and Drink Festival
    Mon 27 Oct The River Bridges of Canterbury

    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 accessFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toilets

    Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

    Prices

    Free entry

    Location

    Directions

    See location of Dane John Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TR 149574  Lat: 51.27602 Long: 1.08014

    2 minutes walking from Canterbury East and main bus station.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Canterbury East station

    Facilities

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