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Crypt of St. Leonard

Address: Oak Walk, Hythe CT21 5DN, England
Phone Number: 01303 262370
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Hythe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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south england
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18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
27 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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Dover, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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