Places to visit

  • Meet and greet - a free treat for Herne Bay Visitors Kentgreeterslogo

    Are you planning a trip to Herne Bay and wish you could arrange for someone to show you around, point out places of interest or just help you get your bearings?  Well you are in luck as there are people who offer visitors to Herne Bay that very experience – they are called Kent Greeters and it is...

  • Victorian Clock Tower Dec2012 001_web38

    Herne Bay’s Clock tower is surely the most striking piece of architecture in the town.   It was the gift of a widow, and great benefactor to the town, Mrs Ann Thwaytes who, when visiting Herne Bay, lived at No 30 Marine Terrace. She had first suggested a Grecian Temple structure with a cl...

  • Wildwood Wildlife Park wildwood thumb

    From Owls to Otters, Badgers to Beavers, and Wild boar to Wolves, there is lots to see at Wildwood. Experience close encounters with native wildlife in beautiful ancient forest, between the Historic City of Canterbury and the pretty coastal town of Herne Bay. As a registered charity, Wildw...

  • Herne Bay Culture Trail barneswallisstatue

    The Herne Bay culture trail is an opportunity to find the historical and general places of interest in the town. Points of interest include the statue of Sir Barnes Neville Wallis, designer of the bouncing bomb, a large mural depicting famous people who have lived or been associated with the town an...

  • Briggsy's Antique Emporium Dec2012 001_web8

    Briggsy's Antique Emporium is located in the former Herne Bay Cinema and features a 30,000sq ft showroom on 3 floors. It has a large mixed stock of Antique and Modern furniture as well as an array of glass cabinets packed with interesting collectables. Opening Hours Open 10a...

  • Reculver Towers image - Englsh Heritage

    The dramatic twin towers of Reculver church are part of Herne Bay’s skyline and you can see them wherever you stand on the beach. The site is now managed by English Heritage and you can w...

  • The Wild Art Trail Thornden Woods Highlandbull

    The Wildart Trail is an art & sensory experience on an all access path close to the car park on Thornden Wood Road, between Canterbury and Herne Bay, with space for blue badge holders and people with young children to park on the same side of the road as the trail. ...

  • Herne Bay Pier Trust Community Gallery hbpt gallery thumb

    Herne Bay Pier Trust  opened a new community gallery on the Herne Bay seafront on 21st April 2011. Formerly the Old Gift Shop, the gallery at 81 Central Parade  is a positive example of businesses and local community groups working together to improve Herne Bay. The gallery boasts An exc...

  • Bay Art Gallery BAG_bayartgallery

    The Bay Art Gallery (BAG) is a popular venue among artists and art lovers alike. The BAG is the only independent contemporary art gallery in Herne Bay that gives you the opportunity to view, and purchase original artwork by local and visiting artists. The Gallery is also available for hire at...

  • Herne Bay Museum hernebaymuseum

    The original museum was established in 1932, but its present incarnation was opened in 1996 and falls under the auspices of Canterbury City Council’s Museum Service. It is notable for being a seaside tourist attraction featuring local archaeological and social history. It includes fascinating preh...

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