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Crypt of St. Leonard

Oak Walk, Hythe CT21 5DN, England
01303 262370
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Hythe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
25 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you're in Hythe for the the day then take the time out to visit the Ossuary at St Leonard's Church. This is the former processional area that's been converted into an Ossuary to store thousands of bones and skulls that were displaced on the extension of the church into the graveyard, along with the exhumation of other graveyards in... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

good place to visit, has alot of history, or you just like visiting old churches, in the area of hythe. after visiting the church, go into hythe, u can sit/walk along the cancel, which goes through hythe. not far from the beach.

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lincoln uk
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Well worth going and seeing the bones and it's only £1 staff very helpful and gave you lots of info very chilled not spooky

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A steep climb from the high street but you can park free for one hour in a road parallel to the high street, a level below the church. Very interesting and only £1 entrance. A lovely church to visit as well.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A small but well organised Crypt with interesting information from a very pleasant and helpful lady. Thank you

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This little crypt is worth a visit if you are in the area, up a steep climb from the high street but really interesting to see a crypt full of bones and skulls, lots of them and all stacked neatly in row upon row and most had been there since the 13th and 14th centuries. There was a lady there... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I thought the crypt an amazingly interesting place to go to, after quite a steep walk to the church, which in its self is a beautiful place to wander around with beautiful windows and if you look around with scratched markings/grapitti on some pillars, back to the crypt it is fascinating to see all the bones and how they became... More

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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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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
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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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