Visit Herne Bay and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Herne Bay, Kent, popular seaside resort on the north shore of the county, notable for its pier. Nearly three-quarters of a mile long, it is the second longest in England. Dominating the sea-front is the Clock Tower, built in 1837.
The beach is shingle and pebble, and the town makes the usual provisions for holidaymakers and trippers. Behind the sea-front much of the architecture of the Victorian era remains; in those days it was a popular watering place.
One mile inland is the parent village of Herne, which has kept something of its rural character, the centre with its cluster of old buildings and church being unspoiled. Notable is the Parish Church of St Martin, of l3th-century origin, altered and extended in the 14th century. In 1538 Nicholas Ridley was appointed vicar and he caused the Te Deum to be sung in English here, the first time this was done in England, and aroused the fury of the Church authorities. It was of this church and parish that he said, “Farewell Herne, thou worshipful and wealthy parish” when he was burnt at the stake in Oxford.
Nearby cities: Canterbury
Nearby towns: Margate, Ramsgate, Whitstable
Nearby villages: Blean, Hersden, Hoath, Sarre, Sturry, Tyler Hill
Have you decided to visit Herne Bay or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Herne Bay bed and breakfast (a Herne Bay B&B or Herne Bay b and b)
- a Herne Bay guesthouse
- a Herne Bay hotel (or motel)
- a Herne Bay self-catering establishment, or
- other Herne Bay accommodation