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St Leonard's Church

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Unusual Crypt!

Lovely church accessed via narrow, hilly lanes. Usual interest in the church but our main aim was... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Stephen T
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Feel it in your bones

St.Leonard's in Hythe is one of the most beautiful and most interesting of Kent's churches that I... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Peter L
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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Medieval church with an extraordinary "ossuary" (the largest and best-preserved collection of ancient human skulls and bones in Britain). The ossuary (also known as The Crypt) is now closed for the winter season, re-opening at Easter 2019. The...more
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Oak Walk, Hythe CT21 5DN, England
+44 1303 262370
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All reviews worth a visit beautiful stained glass windows whole building peaceful reflection large organ steep hill lots of history hythe high street romney marsh a small car park ossuary collection recital vicar graffiti inhabitants twist
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Lovely church accessed via narrow, hilly lanes. Usual interest in the church but our main aim was to see the unusual collection of bones in the Ossuary (crypt). Home to the bones of some 2000 people of unknown origin. £2 voluntary contribution. The volunteer on...More

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 25 September 2018

St.Leonard's in Hythe is one of the most beautiful and most interesting of Kent's churches that I have visited. The graveyard and the Church would keep you fascinated for ages, but then ... a visit to the crypt which is home to an ossuary containing...More

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Having lived in Kent for at least 18 years I honestly have never been to Hythe but must visit again. We first visited this ancient Church with an enormous tall Church Organ and then moved to the Crypt (donation £2) to see the ossuary which...More

Thank timetachyon
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Really worth a visit if you're interested in churches. This one is in complete contrast to the simplicity of the Romney Marsh churches, but great architecture and a very friendly vicar.

Thank Sheron B
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Very pleasant stroll around the graveyard and church. I also visited the Ossuary which is very interesting.

Thank davehare61
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Saw this on tv years ago and have been meaning to visit this church and ossuary ever since. Well worth a visit. The church has some beautiful stained glass windows and the ossuary is fascinating with very friendly and helpful staff to tell you the...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

A beautiful church, worth a visit and it also has the crypt to visit round to the right . Some great historical events listed and explained - apparently the locals who used the church back in the day, could hear the Battle of Waterloo while...More

Thank ginnyLondon
Reviewed 10 November 2017

A well maintained Norman Church that is easy to access from Hythe centre (limited parking at the church) There is a display of skulls in the ossary/crypt but this is, unfortunately, closed November to March. Useful information leaflets available inside. well worth a visit.

1  Thank Alan C
Reviewed 18 October 2017

My Son got married in this beautiful church 15 years ago. So I decided to walk up the hill & have another look. It’s in a beautiful spot perched on the top of the hill. Very interesting. Lovely place. Certainly worth looking round.

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Lovely atmosphere and the history goes back so far , you are sure to go again . Hythe high street is very near with a good selection of shops .

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