The Viking Ship 'Hugin'

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The Viking Ship 'Hugin'
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Peter R
Dartford, UK967 contributions
Oct 2020
We had heard about the Viking ship and so as we were staying in Broadstairs we decided to walk along the coast to visit. We had difficulty finding it, but eventually walking through a disused building site we came upon replica of the Viking ship. It is displayed behind a high railing fence so no chance of getting to close but it was interesting to spend a few minutes looking at it and then heading back to Broadstairs.
Written December 27, 2020
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Dave Smith
London, UK182 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We had been in Ramsgate to visit the tunnels and this was on our way home. I was around 6 years old when I first came here with my parents, to watch the huge hovercraft come in and go out from the hoverport below. Sadly, the hoverport is now just a concrete platform covered in vegetation, and looks to be popular with kite surfers. The ship is what it is, my mother can remember it being sailed / rowed in back in the day, but, it’s now on permanent display here. Nice cafe with seating area, and great views. Free parking.
Written September 9, 2020
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Stewart C
Chatham, UK833 contributions
May 2021
We saw the Viking Ship ‘Hugin’ whilst on a visit to Ramsgate and Pegwell Bay with some friends.
The ship is a replica gifted by the Danish nation and sailed across the North Sea in recognition of the Jutish settlers that gradually populated Kent as part of the Anglo Saxon invasions. In this respect then, the ‘Viking’ ship is not strictly representative of this period but still worth a look if you are in the area. The ship is set up high and surrounded by tall fences but it is still possible to get a passable photograph of the vessel.
The immediate area is a stretch of grassed land overlooking Pegwell Bay and is a nice area for a walk or recreational purposes. There is a good amount of (free) car parking here, public toilets and also a small café with outside tables.
Written May 19, 2021
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Trufflesnuffler
Telford, UK185 contributions
Jul 2020
Nice location that overlooks the remains of the hoverport in Pegwell Bay. Plenty of car parking and walks available along the coast. Has a cafe but this had not re-opened following the lockdown i think that it was due to open on 1 August. this replica ship was presented by Denmark in the late 1940's. there are major sewage works taking place in the area and some of the roads are closed or restricted access.
Written August 11, 2020
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Mike C
Guildford, UK1,166 contributions
Jun 2021
Whilst the replica gives you a good idea of what a viking ship might have looked like it did feel a little ‘Disney’ to me. It is alone behind fencing in a nice area of grass overlooking Pegwell Bay. There is a very good cafe there and plenty of parking.
Written June 28, 2021
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michaellux58
Bexley, UK169 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Took a run out, stopped off at Pegwell bay Viking ship, interesting feature once you read the description board giving info, also a little walk down to the beach area where the abandoned Hovercraft port once was, quite interesting as I had used this hoverport about 40 years ago, some remnants of the sea ramp still there.
Popped into the picnic area cafe, drinks and snacks, bit of sunshine, nice setting, worth a visit. Car parking free.
Written April 21, 2021
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Peartree13
Istanbul, Turkey4 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
It was placed by the side of the road in a park opposite some modern houses and looked a bit odd. However it is worth seeing - more interesting to us was the fact that the park is formed from the old Hovercraft terminal and it was fun working out how it used to be. There are loos and a snack place with ice creams.
Written July 26, 2013
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TwoDividedByZero
London, UK296 contributions
May 2016 • Family
I loved seeing this ship as a child when growing up in Thanet, and made a visit while there today to show my children. It sounds from reviews below that in winter it is wrapped up against the elements, rightly so, but on this sunny May day it looked lovely.

It is surrounded by railings so you can't actually get in it of course, but you can see it from above at the top of a slope, and then take a lower path alongside it so see its lower part. There is a useful information board and a memorial stone.

The prow is painted gold and glints beautifully in the sun - very fine!

It is set next to a free, grassed car park on the cliff top, which has a kiosk for food (not tried today) and glorious views across Pegwell Bay.

You could while away some relaxing hours up there, or combine with other things on a visit.
Written May 28, 2016
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MichaelMacartney
Margate, UK1,165 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
Great to see as is one of the only Viking ships you can see free of charge. Rowed over many years ago, it has been fully restored
Written September 17, 2015
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Graham Hearsey
Broadstairs, UK306 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a lovely old ship that was sailed from Norway to Kent.Its got all its original features. .Its had 10 new hulls and 8 new sails .Totally original trigger
Written December 12, 2019
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