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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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Great little visit and the grand children loved all the skulls!!! Also the church next is worth a visit.

It is a bit of a walk up the hill but you get a great view of Hythe and out to sea. Especially lovely up through the little roads where colourful hollyhocks and foxgloves have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It is a bit of a walk up the hill but you get a great view of Hythe and out to sea. Especially lovely up through the little roads where colourful hollyhocks and foxgloves have self sown!1

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

previously seen on various programs, thought give this a visit well worth the 40 mins drive from rye(where we was staying) parked in Hythe and walked up the narrow alley beautiful old church not sure I like the modern entrance:( but had the crypt to the side, free to get in with suggested donation! well worth £2 of anyone's money,... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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69 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We stumbled on the Ossuary in the crypt of St Leonard’s church during a visit to Hythe town whilst enjoying a weekend break to the Romney Marsh. The church is well signposted from various points in the town and we reached it from the High Street, though note there is a steep climb from here up to the church. On... More 

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Address: Address: Oak Walk, Hythe CT21 5DN, England
Phone Number: 01303 262370
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Hythe

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