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“A little bit of history on your doorstep!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Reculver Towers and Roman Fort

Reculver Towers and Roman Fort
Reculver Lane | Reculver, Herne Bay CT6 6SS, England
01227 740676
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Ranked #3 of 21 Attractions in Herne Bay
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Kent
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A little bit of history on your doorstep!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

As we live near here we often take our 2yr old daughter to the towers. It's an interesting piece of architecture and fascinating looking at some of the dates on the old gravestones! It is right on the edge of the cliff though so be careful especially with little ones. The little museum is full of fun facts and you can buy a cake or icecream there. The Ethelbert pub right next to the towers is a favourite place of ours. It has a play park opposite which is ideal for little ones. We always eat here as the food is lovely & fresh, the prawn jacket is a favourite of mine. It does get very busy though along with the car park so sometimes you may have to wait for a space/ table.

Visited June 2013
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Wonderful setting to watch the sunset, good tourist information on the historical site great walk towards margate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

long walks along the beach towards Herne Bay or Margate, good cycle path great pub food when hun grey

Visited May 2013
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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“Wild and Wooly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Teaches you how vulnerable our coastline is. The remains of the church, abandoned in 1805 because of sea erosion made it unsafe, stand stark against the skyline and there are still the remains of an early Saxon church. Also the site of a Roman fort which was about two miles in-land when it was built in about 300AD. The whole area is steeped in history reflected in the name of the pub below the ruins The King Ethelbert which is also well reviewed on Tripadvisor. Great area for walking with views across the sea and countryside.

Visited July 2013
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Kent
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Historic Herne Bay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Easy access by car but prefer to take a walk along the path from Herne Bay or cycle to the remains of the tower and fort. Not too much to see but still worth a visit, not only for ancient history but also for its relevance as aiming point for 'bouncing bomb' trials during WW2.

Visited May 2013
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“Interesting site and a great walk.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A walk to Reculver Towers along the seafront from Herne Bay is very pleasant with a stop off in the King Ethlebert Pub for a bite to eat and swift half before walking around the towers then heading back. It is hard to believe that years ago these towers were 2 miles inland and not right on the cliff top and of course our other claim to fame is that the bouncing bomb was tested here and the statue of Barnes Wallace overlooks Herne Bay seafront. For those who are less adventurous you can drive directly there and park quite close in the car park for a small fee. I do believe there is a nice picnic area close by also.

Visited August 2012
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