Things to do - Greyfriars Chapel & Franciscan Gardens
Greyfriars Chapel, set in the Franciscan Gardens, is the only building now remaining of the first English Franciscan Friary built in 1267, forty-three years after the first Friars settled in Canterbury, during the lifetime of St Francis of Assisi. Explore hundreds of years of history in the building and gardens.
Escape the bustle of Canterbury city centre and relax in the recently replanted Franciscan Gardens. Inspired by the site’s original use as a Franciscan friary, discover a hidden gem of symbolic planting, peaceful paths and the beautiful Greyfriars Chapel. Walk in the footsteps of the first Franciscans in Britain and enjoy this place of contemplation and tranquility beside the burbling Great Stour River. Take a seat and relax for a moment in the picturesque wildflower meadow, dotted with heritage fruit trees.
- What you need to know
- Accepts groups and coach parties
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
- 01227 471 688
- Opening times
Tuesday 10am - 4.30pm Wednesday 10am - 4.30pm Thursday 10am - 4.30pm Friday 10am - 4.30pm Saturday 10am - 4.30pm Sunday 10am - 4.30pm
Excluding bank holidays
- Location description
- 60 St Peter's Street, CT1 2BE