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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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Skullsduggery

Very unusual store of human bones, only two places like it in the country. Huge number of medieval. skulls and thigh bones all neatly stacked. If it doesn't spook you go and see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tony B
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very unusual store of human bones, only two places like it in the country. Huge number of medieval. skulls and thigh bones all neatly stacked. If it doesn't spook you go and see it. Amazing how many have good teeth which shows what sugar has done to us. It is thought that as a graveyard was dug up to make... More 

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

I visited today after finally realising that you do not have to do the steep walk, there is free parking next to the crypt and about 5 footsteps up a slope to enter if you have any mobility issues. The lady was lovely and we had a nice chat and I hope to return again to see her let alone... More 

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Harlow, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Church lies above the town. If walking it is a steep climb. The crypt is very interesting with over a 1000 skulls and lots of bones. Plus other items relating to the church. The charge is only £ 1.00. Also visit the church

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Thank Barry S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A "must see" when visiting St Leonard's church. Only one pound per head to see a really fascinating collection of human skulls and bones, thought to be the remains of at least 2000 souls.

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Thank Alan V
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

just £1 a head entrance to view the femur wall and the cabineted skulls - also other bits of grave material - not scarey in the least knowledgeable curator - check opening hours

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Thank arnold j
London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit when in Hythe. Some of the best skulls you'll ever see... Hidden Hythe, quirky and fascinating.

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Thank Vertiginous
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was only small but very interesting. Our three year old grand daughter loved all the sculls and bones. It is £1 to go in and we felt it was worth the money. Strictly speaking it is not a crypt, just a room on the side of the church.

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Thank Ishiarusha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit. Special thanks to the lovely lady who answered all our questions. A very interesting church. Go if you get the chance.

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Thank Manny B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my 8 yr old and 14 yr old and we all found the crypt fascinating. The tour guide was informative and friendly. We'd love to learn more about the history and stories behind the skulls found.

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Thank Helen F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The skull history linked to St Leonard Crypt is very interesting and the church itself is worth a visit.

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