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Crypt of St. Leonard

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Address: Oak Walk, Hythe CT21 5DN, England
Phone Number: 01303 262370
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Living in Hythe, there are plenty of interesting places to visit. One being the Crypt at St Leonard's Church. On entering the crypt you are confronted with rows and rows of human... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Living in Hythe, there are plenty of interesting places to visit. One being the Crypt at St Leonard's Church. On entering the crypt you are confronted with rows and rows of human sculls. In addition there is a mound of human bones. Various thoughts go through your head when you first see what is stored in the crypt. 'Black Death... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had heard of this church via the TV and books etc. It's tucked away in a back street and free admission but donations excepted. The number of skulls and bones on display is staggering, it was a bit macarb,weird and facinating at the same time, the guide was knowledgable and friendly. The main church is beautiful and also worth... More 

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Folkestone
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Different a bit creepy but educational. I loved it, a little Robin had made its nest in one of skulls!

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Lympne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is well worth a visit by anyone. Interesting, weird, scary for some, cold at times. Go when dark if possible!

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A fascinating tho somewhat ghoulish site. Mysterious in origin and immaculately preserved. well worth a visit for the strong minded. Beautiful Church too with wonderful stained glass windows and mosaic pulpit. Very early scrafiti on some pillars. Wonderful views from the churchyard, beautiful setting. The Musical events, very varied and always top quality are a definite must. Swing band to... More 

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Winchelsea, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

If you ever go to Hythe you really must visit the bone house in the crypt. It's fascinating. It took me 3 visits to Hythe to realise it was here and it was well worth finding. The guides are so knowledgeable and interesting. I tell everyone to go there as it is quite a unique experience.

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Fray Bentos, Rio Negro, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What a strange place! A tiny crypt housing remains of approx four thousands people. Very interesting, the lady working there clearly was passionate about the place and was very informative. A donation of a pound is required but if you're stingy you can put your head round the door and see all! What is worth doing is popping into the... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A visit to the crypt of St. Leonard's Church is a must if you are in the area. It has the largest collection of ancient human bones and skulls in Britain. The crypt is accessed from the side of the church but it is worth popping in to see the church too. A donation of £1 for adults (50p for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The crypt is only open couple of hours in the morning and same in the afternoon. There is no entry fee but they ask for a donation. The crypt is located in a quiet part of Hythe. There is plenty of room to park on the road. Place really worth visiting.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Unusual , but we have been to the Crypt in the church in Piazza Berberini in Rome, the curator was very interesting and informativwe

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