The 'Viking Ship' Hugin - on permanent display on the Pegwell Bay cliff top at Ramsgate is a replica Viking Longship. It sailed from Denmark to Thanet in 1949. This was to commemorate the 1,500th anniversary of the A.D. 449 landing of Anglo-Saxon chieftains Hengist and Horsa at Ebbsfleet, and the betrothal of Hengist's daughter, Rowena, to King Vortigen of Kent.
The ship's arrived at Viking Bay (previously Min Bay) Broadstairs in 1949 and was met by huge crowds. This was documented in a British Pathe newsreel, entitled 'Kent Welcomes Viking Invaders.'
Picnic site and cafe close by. External viewing only