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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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Fascinating and unexpected.

It's rare to see a human skeleton let alone a crypt packed with piles of bones! If you aren't squeamish go to the Crypt. £1 entry . Probably no more than 15 mins needed. Make this... read more

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's rare to see a human skeleton let alone a crypt packed with piles of bones! If you aren't squeamish go to the Crypt. £1 entry . Probably no more than 15 mins needed. Make this part of your visit to St Leonard's church. Access is by foot and it's a steep climb . No disabled access. No loos no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Didn't expect to find this round the corner as we wandered around the church perimeter. Interesting if not slightly creepy.

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Thank Melanie G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Small but interesting.staff more than welcome to answer questions,look up answers they are not sure about.steep walk up to church.And Hythe is closed on Sunday's apart from pubs and coffee shops.

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Thank Mel D
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of only 2 that exist in the UK. I loved it but our teenage nieces did not like the real skulls and bones.

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Thank Sean B
Dorset, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I chanced upon the crypt of St. Leonards church on a recent visit to Hythe. This ossuary is one of only two in England that is open to the public. I have never visited anywhere quite like this in my life. The bones and skulls are thought to be the remains of local people from as early as the 12th... More 

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Thank Lodore
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good and something you would never expect,well worth a visit The guide was very well informed and a pleasure to listen to

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't really know what the Crypt would be like but it was very interesting. A lovely lady called Annette gave us information about various skulls and bones in the collection and gave us some of the history of how the collection came about. we also had a look inside the church which was also worth the visit.

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this a little strange, but as there are only two displays like this, I visited. Also went into the churchyard, where Lionel Lukin, the inventor of the lifeboat is buried.

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Thank MJGKentUk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kids love the macabre, and it doesn't get much better than this. Can't fail for a quick, cheap visit, especially with children. There's a patient, knowledgeable, local volunteer on hand to bring the history to life in as much detail as you wish. The Crypt is a charnel house in an extension at the eastern end of St Leonards Church.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unusual attraction but not really to my taste. Although the church is lovely & the stained glass windows to.

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