Reculver Towers, Kent

For the time being we are based back in Kent, my childhood home county, so are naturally taking the opportunity to get out and about as much as we can whilst we are here. One of my favourite spots in Kent (and somewhere I wrote about when we visited the UK whilst living in Singapore) is Reculver and the famous Reculver Towers there. I think I like it for its remoteness, it's the kind of spot you can let your imagination run wild. I love abandoned and ruined buildings too as I'm fascinated by their history and the reasons why they came to be as they are. Again perfect for a vivid imagination. I also love the sea and these towers sit right on top of a cliff overlooking the sea. All of these together means this place is perfect for a quick visit in my opinion.

The towers are actually the remains of a Medieval church but this was also the site of one of the earliest Roman forts, later becoming an Anglo-Saxon monastery and eventually the parish church of Reculver. As I said it is just a few ruins now but is very popular with visitors, walkers and locals.

It was great to go again and the weather was actually a lot kinder to us this time than last, despite that last visit being in August! As I've written about the towers before, take a look here, for a more detailed account of the place. For now though I'll leave you with just a few photos from my latest visit.


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