Reculver Towers and Roman Fort - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Reculver Rd, Herne Bay, Reculver, Herne Bay CT6 6SS, UK
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About Reculver Towers and Roman Fort
Reculver Towers are a striking pair of 12th-century church towers built within a Roman fort on the very edge of the Wantsum Channel. The most dominant features of this site are the 12th-century towers of the former monastic church, which stand out on the skyline for miles around. Coastal erosion has brought the edge of the beach to the towers, which act as a navigation marker for shipping. Much of the site has now been lost to the sea.
Attractions Near Reculver Towers and Roman Fort
The Saxon Shore Way is a long-distance footpath in England. The Way around the ancient coastline offers a diversity of scenery, from wide expanses of marshland bordering the Thames and Medway estuaries to the White Cliffs of Dover. Spectacular panoramic views follow the route along the escarpment of the old sea cliffs from Folkestone to Rye and from the sandstone cliffs of the High Weald at Hastings.
The Powell-Cotton Museum at Quex Park was established in 1896 by Major Percy Horace Gordon Powell-Cotton to house natural history museum specimens and cultural objects collected on expeditions to Asia and Africa. The museum, which links to the ground floor of Quex House, now comprises nine galleries dedicated not only to the extensive collection of large mammals but to many artifacts representing the cultures and traditions of the locations Powell-Cotton visited.
The Spitfire and Hurricane Museum is a unique site housing a Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI and the Hawker Hurricane IIC as well as a host of objects and artifacts which help tell the story of life in and around Ramsgate during WWII. It was officially opened on 13th June 1981 to house Spitfire TB752 and was the very first building to be erected on any RAF Station to house a gate-guardian aircraft.
Tankerton is a suburb of Whitstable in Kent in southeast England. It was designed in the late 19th century as the train network brought holidaymakers to the sea. A family haven of safe bathing pretty painted beach huts and sloping grassy banks. The Tankerton Slopes are popular with families during the summer, where they play in the green and swim in the sea. This Blue Flag Awarded Tankerton Beach is a perfect choice for those looking for safe bathing and sensational views.
Wingham Wildlife Park is Kent's fastest-growing wildlife park, nestled just outside the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury, in Kent. This 26 acre wildlife park situated near Wingham, just seven miles from The Falstaff. The park houses big cats, otters, wolves, lemurs, monkeys, crocodiles and penguins to name a few. In 2011 the species count at the park reached 180 species, growing to over 200 in 2013 covering fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and birds.
This timeless beach with tidal pool, children’s rides and amusement arcades offer families traditional seaside fun and entertainment. Even if the tide is in there is still plenty of beach to make sandcastles. Restaurants, bars and seafood stalls are just a short walk away in the Old Town. It became a popular place for holidaymakers in the 18th century, owing to easy access via the Thames, and later with the arrival of the railways; popular landmarks include the sandy beaches and the Dreamlan
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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.