Herne Bay Cultural Trail | Things to do | Visit Canterbury

Herne Bay Cultural Trail | Things to do

Herne Bay Cultural Trail

Herne Bay Cultural Trail

Summary

Take a journey through the streets of Herne Bay to discover parts of history and intrigue that makes this coastal town the perfect little gem to come and visit.

Meet the designer of the bouncing bomb (well, his statue at least!), stop by the notorious Ship Inn and take a look at the mural depicting famous people associated with the town.

Between numbers 9 and 11 along the seafront you will find the newest item to the Cultural Trail, the statue of Amy Johnson. Amy was just 37 years old when she tragically died when her final flight crashed down on the shores of Herne Bay. Her body and the wreckage of the plane were never found. The statue stands as a monument to women, aviation, engineering and all those who served with the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War and will be a permanent landmark to inspire and educate.

Start in William Street car park and finish at the railway station for a couple of hours of entertaining history.

If you want to add a bit of extra fun to this walk, try following the geocaching app. Some of these points of interest come under the premium geocaching version.

What you need to know
Location

Starts in William Street (car park), Herne Bay, CT6 5EW