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Crypt of St. Leonard

Oak Walk, Hythe CT21 5DN, England
01303 262370
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Hythe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Fray Bentos, Rio Negro, Uruguay
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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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south england
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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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London, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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