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Reculver Country Park and Towers

Reculver Country Park and Towers

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Contact

Reculver Country Park

Address

Reculver Lane,
Reculver,
Herne Bay,
CT6 6SS

Details

Reculver Country Park is a unique place with its open grasslands, cliff and shoreline and is home to a large and diverse collection of plants and wildlife. It is internationally important for wildlife because it is used each winter by thousands of migratory birds.

Reculver Towers are used today as a main landmark for shipping in the North Sea. They are the remains of a religious site set up in AD669 which in turn was built after a Roman fort was abandoned at the site in the mid 5th century. The towers themselves were built in the 12th century. In 1805 the church was partly demolished to use its stone and materials for a new church on higher ground at Hillborough. The towers were left behind and remain today.

Disabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Parking | Public transport | Dogs allowed | Refreshments | Toilets | Viewpoints | Disabled parking | Disabled toilets | Rest point | Surfaced paths | Wheelchair friendly | Picnic area | Waymarked trails | Geocaching | Horse riding | Cycling

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TR 227693  Lat: 51.37958 Long: 1.19961

Reculver Country Park and Towers is situated on the north Kent coast 3 miles east of Herne Bay. It is possible to walk or cycle along the coast from either Herne Bay or Birchington. There is a car park at Reculver which is signposted on the Thanet Way. The car park is not suitable for coaches, which must book for the coach park to be opened during the week only. There are also car parks at Bishopstone Lane and Reculver Drive.

Bus Access: Stagecoach East Kent service 7 & 7a visit Reculver throughout the year.

By bike: National Cycle Route 15 passes through the site.

Accessible by Public Transport

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Parking | Public transport | Dogs allowed | Refreshments | Toilets | Viewpoints | Disabled parking | Disabled toilets | Rest point | Surfaced paths | Wheelchair friendly | Picnic area | Waymarked trails | Geocaching | Horse riding | Cycling