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Lovely walk

Lovely gardens. Could do with more seating. People were reading, sunbathing and talking. Only saw... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Michelle O
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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Lovely Walk with interesting history information

Walking by the rive at any time of day is a wonderful experience. You can learn where there was a... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Westgate Grove, Canterbury CT1 2BQ, England
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely gardens. Could do with more seating. People were reading, sunbathing and talking. Only saw one person on their phone. Not sure that kids swimming in the river under the bridge was a good idea but at least the Ice cream van wasn’t extortionate!

Thank Michelle O
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Walking by the rive at any time of day is a wonderful experience. You can learn where there was a tannery (now a wildflower meadow) and see the path of Watling Street, the original Roman Road. Don't miss the impressive 200-year old (give or take...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Canterbury is a busy city with a frantic pace. Do take time out of your stay to visit some of the quieter public spaces that will give you a good sense of the quieter pace one might need.

Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The weather helped, but this was a lovely riverside stroll, just after breakfast and just enough to get us ready for lunch. And it's free!

Thank pabu101
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Fantastic garden walk alongside the river with beautiful flowers and plenty of space to relax. Very popular on a warm day

Thank 522sarah104
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Stunning on sunny morning. A lovely walk along by the river with a view of the West Gate at the end. Peaceful.

Thank 893philb893
Reviewed 22 June 2018

These gardens are beautiful and a must see when you are in Canterbury. The trees and flowers are lovely and there is a nice picnic area. The little river flows through it which is so clean you can see the fish in it. A lovely...More

Thank TravelNat80
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

In the glorious sunshine it was so nice to stroll through the gardens with my baby boy in his buggy. The gardens are so beautiful - clearly very looked after ( I even witnessed the gardeners in action!) and with the river clean and flowing,...More

1  Thank IzzieTurner
Reviewed 21 June 2018

The care that is taken in Westgate gardens to create beauty and colour, is amazing. The staff are very creative and do a wonderful job and all we need to do is look at it and enjoy it. It never ceases to make me smile....More

Thank maggieyaxleysmith
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The River Stour runs through the park and against the backdrop of the last remaining gate tower and beautiful flowers, it is the perfect place to stop and chill or have a stroll.

Thank Rachel P
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30 March 2018|
Response from Ian P | Reviewed this property |
I don’t see no reason why you can’t
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Hi flat, can opt in and out of length of walk
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There are about three Park and Ride parks around Canterbury and I would suggest using one of these. Canterbury is easy to walk around but not easy to park actually in the city. Using the Park and Ride solves that problem and... More