Kearsney Abbey

Kearsney abbey

Alkham Road, Temple Ewell, Dover, Kent, CT16 3EQ

Kearsney Abbey is a beautiful and popular location, situated on the outskirts of Dover. The gardens are laid out as informal parkland around two ornamental lakes, with the River Dour flowing through. There are plenty of opportunities to relax watching the wildlife on the lakes, or to enjoy a family picnic in the gardens. The lower lake is used for model boating. 

The west wing of a grand country house that once stood in the park is now used as a tea room, with a variety of food and drink to suit all tastes, plus locally produced ice cream.


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We have been awarded £3.3 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund’s 'Parks for People' programme to bring our Kearsney Parks project to life.

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Our step by step guidance for event planning at Kearsney Abbey.

Visiting the parks

The Kearsney Parks are accessible to all, although some routes into the parks may be considered less accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. 

  • The parks are accessible on foot or on bicycle
  • Disabled parking is available in the main car park
  • Kearsney train station is just a five minute walk away
  • Stagecoach buses stop right outside


  • Tea rooms 
  • Toilets, disabled toilet, changing places toilet

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