Westgate Gardens - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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A small, attractive garden along the banks of the River Stour, at the west end of the old city walls of Canterbury. This beautifully landscaped Westgate Gardens will inspire visitors of all ages whether you are after a gentle stroll over a lunchtime or are escaping the hustle and bustle of city shopping. Enjoy the riverside walks from the medieval Westgate Towers located at the end of Canterbury city centre's bustling high street.

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Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint

Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint

0.15km from Westgate Gardens

Westgate was built during the One Hundred Years’ War to defend Canterbury from foreign incursion. It was the largest and arguably the finest of the country’s surviving medieval gateways. The 60-foot high stronghold did not stand alone, as it does now, but was approached vero a drawbridge across the River Stour, and flanked by impressive walls. It is the last survivor of Canterbury's seven medieval gates, still well-preserved and one of the city's most distinctive landmarks.

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

0.37km from Westgate Gardens

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge is an Art Gallery, Library and Visitor Information Centre situated in the heart of historic Canterbury. This award winning facility provides state-of-the-art exhibition galleries, excellent educational facilities and a varied programme of events for all ages.

Canterbury Castle

Canterbury Castle

0.55km from Westgate Gardens

Canterbury was fortified by the Roman in the third century AD. These walls were still standing in the late 1060s when the Normans built a motte-and-bailey fortification there. This was replaced with Canterbury Castle in the late eleventh century. The town walls were rebuilt in the fourteenth century. The large 80 feet high keep, the third largest in England after Dover and Rochester, was rebuilt in stone between 1086 and 1120 close to the Roman Worthgate.

Canterbury Roman Museum

Canterbury Roman Museum

0.55km from Westgate Gardens

Canterbury Roman Museum is Kent’s only Roman Museum; providing a fascinating and family-friendly insight into life in Roman Britain. The museum was established in 1961, but it has been under threat of closure as of 2009. It houses many excavated artifacts from Roman Canterbury, including the important late Roman silver hoard known as the Canterbury Treasure, together with reconstructions of the Roman town.

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

0.6km from Westgate Gardens

Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent, is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England. Its cathedral has been the primary ecclesiastical centre of England since the early 7th century CE. Before the English Reformation the cathedral was part of a Benedictine monastic community known as Christ Church, Canterbury, as well as being the seat of the archbishop.

Ramsey Building

Ramsey Building

1.01km from Westgate Gardens

The Ramsey Building is a historic building located in Keota, Iowa, United States. Eben J. Ramsey had the two-story, brick, Romanesque Revival commercial building constructed in 1895. Its significance is derived from its association with both the furniture and funeral business. Ramsey had both businesses in the building until 1907.

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Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties. It borders Greater London to the north-west, Surrey to the west, and East Sussex to the south-west. The county also shares borders with Essex along the estuary of the River Thames, and with the French department of Pas-de-Calais through the Channel Tunnel. The county town is Maidstone.

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