Reculver Towers & Roman Fort

LOCATION

RECULVER, KENT

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An imposing 12th-century landmark: twin towers and the walls of a Roman fort. The fort was built to defend against Saxon raids, although ironically, the site later became 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, the twin towers and much of the ruined Roman fort have survived.

Reculver Towers & Roman Fort
RECULVER, Herne Bay, CT6 6SU
Phone : 01227 740676

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open at any reasonable time daylight hours, external viewing only. Reculver Centre open Apr-Aug, Thu-Tue 10-4, Sat-Sun 11-4; Sep-Oct & Mar, Sat-Sun 11-4. Info valid until Mar 2017

About the area

Discover Kent

The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.

Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages. 

In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.

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