Singaporetourismmap: Reculver Towers

As I've mentioned inwards a duet of other recent posts nosotros were dorsum inwards the Britain (and later Espana together with France) for a calendar month from the cease of July.  Yes, equally park I am a lilliputian behind!  The begin halt on the packed itinerary was Kent where my parents together with the bulk of my household unit of measurement live.  We all spent a few days at that spot earlier my hubby together with my stepsons went to Espana together with I stayed on a flake longer to pass to a greater extent than or less fourth dimension amongst my parents equally I hadn't seen them properly since the previous summer.

Whilst nosotros were all at that spot nosotros had a duet of twenty-four hr catamenia trips out which included the obligatory trip to the fabulous Wildwood, a identify I've mentioned before, for my youngest stepson who loves it.  On the agency dorsum to my parents I suggested a lilliputian detour to a ruin nearby, Reculver Towers, somewhere I've e'er been fond of together with fascinated with.  The weather condition for the begin business office of our trip dorsum to the Britain was real expert but this twenty-four hr catamenia was a lilliputian cooler.  The towers are real exposed on the overstep of a cliff overlooking the body of body of water together with then whilst non mutual frigidness it was definitely fresh.  However that didn't halt us together with the exploring began.

Approach to the towers

As I said Reculver Towers are an imposing landmark together with noticeable from to a greater extent than or less distance away.  The towers engagement from the twelfth century together with are all that remains of a ruined church building which stood inwards the midst of the site of a Roman 'Saxon Shore' fort together with a Saxon monastery.  Having done a lilliputian farther enquiry the Saxon Shore was a armed forces ascendance of the belatedly Roman Empire which was made upwardly of a set out of fortifications on both sides of the English linguistic communication Channel.  Several of these fortifications however be today of which iv are inwards Kent, Reculver beingness 1 of them.

The coast trouble has changed greatly since the towers were built together with much of the site has been lost to the sea.  The border of the beach below at 1 time reaches the towers which however act equally a navigation indicate for transportation inwards the area.  The towers are inwards an expanse of Kent known equally the Isle of Thanet, today it is no longer an isle equally the province has since silted upwardly but 2 yard years agone The Wantsum (a body of body of water channel upwardly to 3 miles wide) cutting off the Isle from the mainland.  The Roman fort stood on a promontory at the northward cease of this channel.  After the Romans abandoned the fort at Reculver an Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded together with the church building built.  The church building was partly demolished inwards 1805 but the twin towers were left.  

Reculver is non somewhere you'll pass a long fourth dimension at together with then is perfect for a quick halt after visiting somewhere else inwards the area.  It's fun to explore though together with imagine what it would 1 time accept looked like.  Of course, beingness a ruin inwards a relatively lonely spot all sorts of ghost stories accept sprung upwardly over the years, who knows if whatever of them accept whatever truth to them.

Our afternoon was rounded off amongst a lite belatedly tiffin inwards a pub nearby, a lovely begin to our trip dorsum to the UK.  So if you lot are inwards the area, similar history or lonely windswept spots Reculver is definitely worth taking a await at.


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