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Excellent Piece of History and Beautiful Views

The medieval towers of the ruined church of St Mary are the highlight of Reculver. They were added... read more

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Always looks good, piece of history!!

This always looks great against the sea sky and you can almost feel the history of the place and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reculver Lane | Reculver, Herne Bay CT6 6SS, England
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Reviewed today

The medieval towers of the ruined church of St Mary are the highlight of Reculver. They were added in the 12th century to a church founded in 669. The church was vandalized in 1809 and only these ruins remain. What a beautiful piece on history!!!...More

Thank hsbvim
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From the car park, a short steepish walk up to the towers allows a view across the old Isle of Thanet. Previously a real island, the river Samsung separated Thanet from Kent and the Towers were initially a church and laterally a wonderful landmark, originally...More

Thank Jon L
Reviewed 6 days ago

This always looks great against the sea sky and you can almost feel the history of the place and the history of all that happened

Thank claires4633
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited couple of times already, we like this quiet place which is perfect for walking or bicycle ride. Kids enjoy the playground. Car par £1 per hour is ok. During sunny days car parks are very full.

Thank fropet
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a site that is steeped in history but much has been lost to coastal erosion and I suspect many visitors will be underwhelmed when they arrive because actuality falls short of expectation. Take away the landmark towers (rebuilt around 1820 because of their...More

Thank GrandesRocques
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited whilst on holiday in Herne Bay. Definitely a highlight of our stay. Attraction is free although you pay for parking. There are a couple of cafes so that you can soak up the atmosphere.

Thank Deborah J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little find, free to look around and there are little signs explaining all the history around the towers. There is a path you can wander down as well if you fancy it. The cafe there is good as well if you want an ice...More

Thank Tasha P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We parked in the furthest car park and walked across the cliff line to reculver. Spectacular views lots of space to picnic and parking if you want to drive closer

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a nice place for kids to explore. There is a lovely childrens play area, with seating great for a picnic. Or pop into the King Ethlebert for a delicious lunch.

Thank Sherry P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely for an hour's visit. £1 for an hour's parking. Lovely childrens park to let them burn off some energy. There is a little cafe but we didn't use it. We did see a gathering of dog walkers as I think there are cliff walks...More

Thank Jen H
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Response from AMR63 | Reviewed this property |
I think it took me about three hours on a slow setting