Romney Marsh

If you’re looking for a truly unique visit, we couldn’t recommend Romney Marsh more. Known as the ‘fifth continent’, the area has breath taking natural beauty and a diverse habitat. With tales of smugglers, lost villages and churches, the area is packed with history and folklore. Those who love to be outside will love exploring the miles of countryside, beaches and wetlands. Home to picturesque villages and hamlets, Romney Marsh will provide a stay to remember.

Exploring the Marsh

Romney Marsh is an incredible experience. Once a thriving and prosperous area known for it’s rife smuggling industry, today the marsh is a tranquil and hidden corner of the world. The perfect place to soak up the great outdoors, you can enjoy walking and cycling here. Romney Marsh also has plenty of fun-filled activities for you to try! Adventurers can try their hand at wake-boarding, water-skiing and fly-boarding at the Action Water Sports Centre or karting at Lydd Karting Circui. For something a little different, you can even trek with alpacas at Alpaca Annie.

Dungeness in Romney Marsh

Dungeness is a National Nature Reserve and the only recognised desert in the country! A truly special landscape, the area covers miles of open shingle, fresh water pits, wildflower meadows and water pits. The headland is also home to The Old Lighthouse, fishing boats, fisherman’s shacks and churches which have inspired artists for years. You can’t visit without going to The Pilot for fish and chips – it’s a must! Nature enthusiasts will love exploring Dungeness as there are so many incredible animals, insects and unusual plants to observe. Birdwatchers will especially love the area in spring and autumn when you can see migratory birds.

New Romney

Regarded as the unofficial ‘capital’ of Romney Marsh, New Romney is a historic market town a mile from the sea. Once a thriving port, today the town is home to a bustling high street packed with independent shops and a vibrant food and drink scene. With picturesque seafront views and access to countryside, New Romney is a fantastic place to visit.

Dymchurch in Romney Marsh

Dymchurch is a popular seaside village at the very edge of Romney Marsh. With a blue flag beach and a funfair with rides, the resort is packed with nostalgic charm. As well as a sandy beach, Dymchurch is surrounded by miles of countryside making it perfect for walkers and cyclists. The village has inspired many writers including Russell Thorndike who wrote many of the famous Dr Syn stories here as well as Edith Nesbit who wrote a number of books including The Railway Children. If you’re a fan of the Dr Syn stories, there is a festival every other August bank holiday weekend to celebrate Russell Thorndike.

Aldington in Romney Marsh

The pretty village of Aldington sits on the edge of the escarpment and has become home to well-known celebrities. A great base to explore Romney Marsh, the beautiful countryside and walk along the Royal Military canal, Aldington has plenty to offer. Known for its vibrant community, you’ll find local shops, a church and pubs here.

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