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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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what a shock!!

I wasn't expecting bones!! Once I got over the shock I found this fascinating, we were introduced to many of the skulls and were told how each person died. I am guessing this is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Aldershot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I wasn't expecting bones!! Once I got over the shock I found this fascinating, we were introduced to many of the skulls and were told how each person died. I am guessing this is unique, we visited last Thursday at the end of a very informative guided walk around the town, if you get the chance do both, 50p for... More 

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Hythe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Adults and children will all be fascinated by the piles of bones and stories behind them. It's amazing value for only a £1, and can be combined with a guided walking tour around Hythe (even better value for 50p) if you go on a Thursday.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

interesting history lesson with lots of exhibits including a wall of 2000 skulls. One issue is that it isn't open all the time but usually there is a note telling visitors who to go to nearby.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I first came here as a child and remember being overwhelmed by the number of bones. As an adult it is still amazing to see such a collection and glimpse into the past. It's a good walk up to the church (go through the Market Hill passage to see the old notice bemoaning "dirty boys"). There's a wealth of local... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Was very small but does take your breath away when it dawns on you that these skeletons were once living walking talking people. Can see various types of different injuries and illnesses on the skulls. The church is also very nice. Knowledgable guide, worth a visit if you got a spare pound and 20 minutes to kill.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Good historical place to view nearly 2000 bones and use historical context of what happened to these folks

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Quite amazing really. Not a big space but packed with thigh bones and skulls. Quite amazing to gaze into the empty sockets contemplating life and humanity. Also good to investigate the various head wounds for budding csi types. £1 for adults, 50p kids. Most memorable!!!!

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Wye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If you want to try something a little different it's well worth a visit. Maybe quite eerie for some but very interesting and ideal on a wet day! They do have their own parking which we discovered later. Only a £1 admission.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very interesting place that I didn't know existed. Some might find a bit macabre but actually helps us learn more about the people that once lived in the area. A local guide provides helpful information

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Tea Gardens, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Who would have thought you'd find the macabre in a church at the top of the hill in a quiet town in Kent. Definitely worth a look if not just to remind yourself that we are all human. Beware the helpful guides who could talk for hours about the bones.

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