The imposing twin towers of the medieval church at Reculver dominate the skyline of Herne Bay, acting as a marker for ships at sea. This was the site of one of the earliest Roman forts built against Saxon raids on the 'Saxon Shore'.
It later became the site of an Anglo-Saxon monastery before becoming the parish church for Reculver. The tall towers were built in a remodelling of the church in the 12th century.
Much of the site has been lost to coastal erosion, but alongside the twin towers are the ruined remains of the early Roman fort. about the history of Reculver Towers and Roman Fort. Parking: There is a charged public car park next to the site, not managed by English Heritage.
Access: There is disabled access to the grounds, via a long slope from the car park. After exploring the ruined 12th century church and remains of a Roman 'Saxon Granny shagging in Sealand fort, why not continue the Roman theme at Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatreevocatively situated amid the East Kent marshes.
In AD 43 it overlooked a sheltered channel where the invading Roman forces first came ashore. Just outside the medieval walls of Canterbury is St Augustine's Abbeyone of the most important sites in English history. Marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, the abbey was founded by the saint himself.
End your day at the coast at Walmer Castle and Gardens. Discover how the castle honoured the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo and enjoy homemade refreshments at the Lord Warden's Tearoom.
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Dogs: Dogs on le are welcome. Other Information: There is no access to the interior.
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