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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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Worth a look, bit spooky but curious. I would not go if you are prone to nightmares however we enjoyed looking. The church is nice to look at as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a look, bit spooky but curious. I would not go if you are prone to nightmares however we enjoyed looking. The church is nice to look at as well.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

A very unique spot. Looked after well by volunteers and the caretakers. Interesting history. You can take some excellent pictures!

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Wonderful to see so many skulls and bones and teeth belonging to whom? There are many theories and all are explained in brief by the volunteer Crypt Stewards on duty. Fascinating insight into our local past.

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Prudhoe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This really is an extraordinary place, and an essential visit for anyone interested in medieval history, or in social history. You will receive plenty of information when you visit - but two important points: Firstly, check opening times in advance, when I visited the Crypt was open from 2pm to 4pm, and it does depend on a volunteer from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I actually saw the freakiest, least explainable thing I've ever seen in the church above (looked like a human torso came out of the wall and walked through the church before passing through the wall). Then I found that this disgusting monstrosity was below it!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Do not miss this excellent attraction, cannot praise enough for an unusual place to visit. Definitely a must see

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Unique and interesting, always take visitors here and they always enjoy it. Reasonable price and pretty walk through town

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Good but one member of our party had to leave quickly - the sight of a lot of human skulls made him feel faint.

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Nobody really knows where these bones came from. Theories over the years have been from Anglo-Saxons killed in battle,victims of the Black Death,Danish pirates slain in a battle but between 2009 & 2012 a project to analyse all the skulls has shown that there is a higher proportion of females than males, and nearly 10% of sub-adults (juveniles), whilst only... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Being an osteologist I love bones! I am slowly making my way to visit all the ossuaries and bone churches all over the world. Visited Hythe recently to view their ossuary. The site is very small and while impressive it is missing many parts of the skeleton (mainly skulls and long bones on view) without any explanation of where they... More 

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