Greyfriars Chapel & Franciscan Gardens | Things to do | Visit Canterbury

Greyfriars Chapel & Franciscan Gardens | Things to do

Greyfriars Chapel & Franciscan Gardens

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
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


60 St Peter's Street, CT1 2BE