Reculver Country Park and Towers | Things to do | Visit Canterbury

Reculver Country Park and Towers | Things to do

Reculver Country Park and Towers

Reculver Country Park and Towers


Reculver Towers, built AD669 as one of the earliest Roman forts was later used as a navigation marker for ships at sea and is now better known as a photographer’s paradise, who capture this photogenic landmark throughout the year. The towers are usually open to the public once a year during Heritage Days, but the grounds and ruins of the Anglo-Saxon monastery are open to the public all year round.

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. Natural England designated it as internationally important as a Special Protection Area, and nationally important as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, where you can see a 180 degree view of Herne Bay to Margate.

The large car park means that families can stop to play in the children’s play area, enjoy the views from the coffee shop or public house as a stop off on your Oyster Bay Trail bike ride, geocaching experience or during your ramble on the Saxon Shore Trail.

What you need to know

Reculver Lane, Reculver, Herne Bay, CT6 6SS