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Crypt of St. Leonard

Oak Walk, Hythe CT21 5DN, England
01303 262370
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Hythe
Type: Historic Sites
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I live in the area and I still on occasions visit this site, it's not big so please make it a part of a bigger day out however it's very unusual and interesting and the staff are great. It's fascinating but I do reiterate it's a small place so add it on to other things.

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The Crypt of St Leonard is a unique and fascinating glimpse of when the world was a much different one from today. The crypt houses over a thousand skulls and femur bones from those who passed away in the local area. The woman curator is volunteer who lives nearby and can provide background of the stories associated with the skulls... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Well worth a quick visit but wont keep you occupied for long (once you've seen a couple of hundred skulls you get to see... a load more skulls!). The adjacent church and garden is also worth visiting.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Crypt at St Leonard's Church is fascinating. Visit on a day when the weather is not so great, it adds to the atmosphere. The rows upon rows of sculls take you back to a harsher time and the imagination takes you to that time. There is lot of information and on going research, as well as guided tours that... More

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Hythe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Crypt itself is fascinating. St Leonard's Church and Graveyard are beautiful and interesting. Lovely walk up from the town with stunning views as a reward.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Only open in the summer months which we didnt know but were kindly let in and told the amazing history. I really can not stress enough how welcome we were made even though we were disturbing her Saturday morning. £1 fee I suggest you donate more! the Church itself is also well worth checking out especially the stunning windows.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Walk up to St Leonards, above the town of Hythe a small passageway off the high street leads up. See the hundreds of sculls they have in the Crypt entry £1 afterwards walk up to the back of the churchyard and from the far back wall you will have a fantastic view of Hythe, stretching up to the coast, well... More

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Romney Marsh
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Helpful, friendly guide - Fascinating and a little ghoulish! A fairly unique attraction and only £1 to get in!

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kent
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

If you are in Hythe - this is a MUST see! A walk up a steep hill is rewarded by a fascinating experience of visiting the Crypt. The guides who open up are exceptionally informative - so really do ask any questions you have!

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Leuven, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We had a nice walk to it, and were welcomed by a very friendly old man who gave us a lot of explanations. Afterwards we did a walk in the green surroundings, which is really worth a little detour. Green, nice and quiet. (ps : wasn't october 2012, but may 2012, but couldn't select the right date)

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