The Clock Tower, Herne Bay (built in 1837), is a Grade II listed landmark in Herne Bay, Kent, England. It is believed to be one of the earliest purpose-built, freestanding clock towers in the United Kingdom. It was funded by Mrs Ann Thwaytes, and now serves as a memorial to the fallen of the Second Boer War. Herne Bay is a small town in the county of Kent on the South-West coast with about 35,000 inhabitants. It is located approximately 13 kilometres from Canterbury and belongs to the Canterbury district.
Our trip to Dover Castle
One of the first buildings you see on the way from France to England by ferry is Dover Castle. From the outside it looks very imposing and beautiful. On Thursday, October 12th, our class did a trip to this famous castle. When we arrived we first looked at the loopholes and the big, thick walls. Then we went through a gate and across a little bridge to reach the entrance of Dover Castle. Inside Mrs. Kampling was our „guide” and took us to a tourthrough the castle. We saw a lot of interesting and cool things, for example anti-aircraft guns, statues, or the watchtower. We also visited some rooms with historical furniture. But for us the best and coolest thing was the viewing platform where we took beautiful photos! Unfortunately, we were not allowed to see the underground hospital of Dover Castle, because we were too young for some of the “strange things” inside of it. So only our Guardian Angels visited it. Nevertheless, our trip to Dover Castle was very interesting and we all were totally impressed.
The Wildwood Zoo, is very interesting because there are many animals. You can also do workshops and learn about wolves. At the Wildwood Zoo you´re not going to be bored. At our class trip we also were at the zoo and we loved it!!!
At the Whitstable beach there are many stones. The stones are the Queen´s stones. In Whitstable we learned a lot about Whitstable and the Whitstable harbour. We also did a tour in Whitstable and some of us ate oysters.
The Royal Observatory is a very interesting museum in Greenwich. There you can learn all about clocks and stars or something. We were there, too. It was very interesting, but it was too big. There also were a souvenir shop and there were very cool souvenirs to buy.
On Friday our last day in England we were in Canterbury. There we explored the city. After that we could buy souvenirs. In the evening we drove back to Germany.
We weren't the whole day in our host families, we were only there to eat and sleep. In the morning we ate there and the host families brought us to our meeting point. After our trip our host families collected us. Then we ate our dinner and entertained us. After that we slept, because we were very tired from our trips.