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“Country Church in a Unique Setting”
Review of Romney Marsh

Romney Marsh
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in New Romney
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Romney Marsh is known for its natural beauty, the diversity of its habitats, rich history, extensive coastline and its sheep. With excellent accommodation, outstanding attractions, fine food and drink, varied walking routes and many sandy beaches, Romney Marsh is an ideal place to visit, explore and enjoy.
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We went searching for St Thomas Becket Church at Fairfield (this was our second attempt to find it - husband left Sat. Nav. at home). This church is in an idllyic setting with sheep grazing around it. We visited on a fine day & were delighted to find this church dedicated to Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury who was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. The building was often cut off by flood waters until the 1960's when inprovements were made. The 18th century interior is intact with box pews & a triple-decker pulpit.
Other Romney Marsh churches well worth a visit are All Saints Lydd, St Clements Old Romney, St Mary in the Marsh & St Dunstans at Snargate.

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Peter F, Public Relations Manager at Romney Marsh, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

There are 14 medieval churches on Romney Marsh, nearly all open to the public. Find out more at http://www.theromneymarsh.net/history/churches.htm, where you can also download a leaflet about these churches, which includes a map.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

My friend and I visited Romney Marsh primarily to take a trip on the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway. Obviously as it is a MARSH I had an idea of what to expect (being very familiar with the fenlands of Cambridgeshire/Norfolk/Lincolnshire) but it really took me aback. Actually put me quite a bit in mind of a number of "Post Third World War" 1960s films I have seen. We stayed in Lydd on Sea and visited Lydd, Rye and Hythe and drove through New Romney and a number of other smaller places. The shingle beaches with odd little shed-like houses dotted around was quite unlike anything I've ever seen before. Certainly an attractive area in its own way but I would think quite creepy in the winter (especially with a nuclear power station on the horizon) and with the wind blowing a gale more or less constantly, it was really not shirt-sleeve weather. The RSPB visitor centre was very interesting and the RHDR was super. Hythe was very attractive with plenty of good-looking buildings and independent shops, as was Rye. Definitely worth a trip, anyway.

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

There are a number of fun ways to view the Marsh. The RHDR is really good fun with stops if you only want a short journeys or you can go All the way to Dungeness, which in itself is worth a visit either for its bird reserves or the power station, you feel out on the limb it is. You can take the wonderful walk near Port Lympne castle around the back of Port Lympne wild life park which has amazing views across the marshes to Sussex and the rui s of the roman saxon shore fort. Rye is wonderful. There is boating and canoeing on the old quarries, the river running down to Dymchurch, a variety of sandy beaches, and the old fashion sea side resort feel of places like littlestone etc. you get the feeling of isolation that allowed the fa ous wool smugglers the Owlers to operate, and how desease like malaria could have once had a hold here. Now fortunately the doom feel is soon dissapears with the variety the area holds.

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We were based in Folkestone as we were visiting friends. This particular day they were busy and we went out for a walk. The first time that we saw the sun since leaving Australia so we decided to do a bus ride to Rye on a double decker and we were so glad we did. The bus was very comfortable and there was plenty of room so I could take photos from the windows, which were clean, except when it rained! Again.
We went through Romney Marsh or New Romney as they seem to call it now, it was only 22 minutes away from Rye. Their transport is excellent and well worth using.
We had just enough time to do a quick walk around and see a couple things. The sky opened up and just to add insult to injury it hailed. We decided then it was a good time to go into a shop and have a nice plate of hearty soup to warm us up. Then travelled back to Folkestone. We enjoyed the ride and were glad we went it is well worth the ride even in terrible weather, but would be a must in sunshine.

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We drove into the Romney Marshes from Rye and were immediately taken back to Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. The landscape looks desolate and bleak, although very interesting. There are several medieval churches which are also worth visiting as you travel across the marshes.
Recommended place to visit.

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