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Crypt of St. Leonard

Oak Walk, Hythe CT21 5DN, England
+44 1303 262370
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At the main entrance to the church follow the signs as access is not via the main entrance but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
138Paul138
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Not open in the winter

We were advised that the crypt in closed Oct to April so check before you go. Otherwise St Leonard... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Kevin W
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London, United Kingdom
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Oak Walk, Hythe CT21 5DN, England
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"human bones"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the main entrance to the church follow the signs as access is not via the main entrance but around to the right. We were met by a very nice guy who welcomed us and provided some info. I noticed information sheets in German and...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We were advised that the crypt in closed Oct to April so check before you go. Otherwise St Leonard is a nice church and just around the corner from the excellent White Hart

3  Thank Kevin W
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Fabulous collection of the passed on. One of the many things that grabbed me was that there is no definitive reason why the bones are assembled in the crypt of this extraordinary beautiful church that oversees the lovely town on the seaside the is Hythe.

1  Thank Grando B
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

You'd think that hanging around in an underground crypt full of human bones would be creepy, but it's actually just really fascinating. We spoke to the woman who was taking the entrance fees, and she was so informative. She told us all the history of...More

Thank Emma M
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Awesome place and so my kind of thing. Beautiful church made setting. As well. Guide was really nice, no one was there when we arrived but was soon sorted! Well worth a visit and a must see

1  Thank Colincarlos
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

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

1  Thank Cookiecatus
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

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

2  Thank Vince H
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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
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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
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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
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neilftt
21 February 2018|
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Response from kentr0ckchick | Reviewed this property |
Hello - sorry not sure of the opening times - perhaps give them a call - +44 1303 262370
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Maureen M
20 July 2017|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Regrets but I think that it will be very difficult in your circumstances.
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Emma D
21 April 2017|
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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.
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