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Crypt of St. Leonard

Oak Walk, Hythe CT21 5DN, England
+44 1303 262370
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I'd seen photographs but nothing prepares you for the sight that greets you on walking into the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Disappointing and un-organised shambles

We traveled 2 hours to see the crypt. Advertised as being open 2pm-4pm we arrived in plenty of time... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vince H
London, England, United Kingdom
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Oak Walk, Hythe CT21 5DN, England
+44 1303 262370
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd seen photographs but nothing prepares you for the sight that greets you on walking into the crypt. Absolutely breathtaking. It isn't macabre, it's simply fascinating. The gentleman volunteer was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, amusing and enthusiastic. I can highly recommend this unusual site and anyone...More

Thank Cookiecatus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled 2 hours to see the crypt. Advertised as being open 2pm-4pm we arrived in plenty of time only to be waiting until 2:30pm for someone to turn up. When the guy did turn up he was all flustered and said he did not...More

Thank Vince H
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Until you actually walk through the doorway, you can only imagine, then once inside you can see the unforgettable sight of skulls and bits of skeletons all neatly stacked up. There is quite a bit of information dotted around as well. Well worth a visit...More

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We were very disappointed to visit the crypt today as it was closed although it clearly stated it would be open. Wouldn't normally write a Ned stove review of this nature but we had travelled quite far to see the crypt based on the excellent...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 5 September 2017

A most interesting and fascinating place to visit while in Hythe - its quite eerie but peaceful at the same time. It was interesting to see that the skulls were all very different especially in the nose and eye socket areas.

Thank kentr0ckchick
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We have visited a couple of other Churches around the world with similar collections and they are always fascinating, well worth a pound to see, if you are in Hythe try not to miss it

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 29 August 2017

It was used as a venue for a sci-fi film that I saw and was given a credit at the end so as I love a good graveyard and when I heard there was a crypt too it was a must see - Its only...More

Thank Kerren66
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Hythe for years but only recently made my first visit to the crypt (previous attempts with visitors failed due to odd opening times). Very interesting place. The chap on the door was extremely knowledgable and welcomed questions from the fascinated kids.

Thank Planethayley
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the most unusual sites we've visited. Our son likes collecting skulls, and he found it fascinating. The lady giving the talk (Friday morning )very enthusiastic and informative. If you're in the area, don't pass it by.

Thank TheBood
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Quite a slope then a couple of steps to get to the church crypt if you have someone less able as we did. It is only £1 entrance and takes probably 15 minutes but it is a great albeit morbid slice of history. Fascinating though...More

Thank mikejthomas68
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Maureen M
20 July 2017|
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Response from DavidB027 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Regrets but I think that it will be very difficult in your circumstances.
Emma D
21 April 2017|
Response from PANTSALOT69 | Reviewed this property |
On their website, although if you contact them in advance you can schedule a visit. I hope this helps.
Elisa M
4 August 2016|
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Response from davehare61 | Reviewed this property |
Folkestone West or Folkestone Central are probably your best bet.