Hythe Travel Guide

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Hythe Things to Do

  • Venetian Fete

    The Hythe Venetian Fete is a tableau of decorated floats in various themes, historical and topical.Held on the Royal Military Canal in the Town of Hythe every second year on the third Wednesday in August, the Fete attracts an audience of thousands from far and wide.There are two processions of up to 40 floats, first in daylight, and then again...

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  • Take a walk on the wild side...

    Port Lympne Anmal Park at Lympne near Hythe.Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is a sister Park of Howletts near Canterbury.Has the "Palace of the Apes", the largest family gorilla house in the world. Discounted entry can be had by picking up the zoo leaflet from a tourist office or wherever you see tourist info in shops and restaurants.

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  • Dem bones, dem bones.... them thigh...

    One of the wonders of the world, the ossuary (/ossyoori/ • noun (pl. ossuaries) a container or room for the bones of the dead. Source Oxford English Dictionary) under the 11th century parish church of St Leonard's.Within the Crypt are the last mortal remains of some 4,000 men, women and children including around 2,000 skulls and 8,000 thigh...

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  • Hythe Festival

    Each year Hythe has the Festival where events are spread over a week or more across the town and on the river.Check out the website for full details of this year's activities.

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  • Time for Tea?

    Out in what seems the countryside, but in reality on the edge of Romney Marsh, and close to the coast itself and the caravan sites of Dymchurch is Lathe Barn.A small development of gift and craft shops with a splendid tea rooms making an excellent stop after a summer afternoon cycling on the not quite as flat as you might think marsh roads.

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  • Take the Hythe Tour

    Dotted around the town, especially by the Royal Military Canal are small tableaux depicting some part of the life on Hythe and also some information boards erected at the Millenium to explain in English and French some aspects of local history.From the Musketeers (see http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Hythe) to the Navvies that dug the canal itself.

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  • Fishing

    No matter what the weather, you can nearly always find the beach fishermen strung out along the beach from Seabrook in the east along to St Leonard's Road in the west.Fishing off the beach can be rewarding with plaice, sole and more commonly mackerel being caught.

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  • Row a boat?

    In the summer, from Easter until October, you can hire a rowing boat on the Military Canal from almost in the town centre.

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  • Tiny Train Trip

    One of the first days of my vacation, we spent sightseeing in Kent. My first views of the Channel, tasting hard ciders at a winery, and a ride on the Romney, Dymchurch & Hythe Railway. A real coal-fired engine took us from Romney to the Lighthouse at Dungeness and back. When we bought the tickets, we weren't aware that the train was so small! Was...

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  • Port Lympne Safari Park

    This was as close to the real thing aka Kenya that I have experienced. As you know, I lived in Kenya for 3 years and went on safari many times. These guys have done us proud. You have the big safari vehicles which grind slowly around the suitably *African* roads, with lots of bumps and potholes. There is the Picnic Place that resembles the one in...

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  • Walk or Cycle the Military Canal

    National Cycle Route 2 runs from the start of the Military Canal at Seabrook all the way to the other end in the depths of Sussex.If you have a short time you can cycle along the Military Road from Hythe to West Hythe. It's not far, but since the money was spent from the millennium fund, it is an easier task.Along the way there are information...

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  • Have an ice-cream

    An institution in Hythe. Year after year Rio's van has been on the seafront at the end of Twiss Road opposite the entrance to the Imperial.Soft ice-cream or perhaps an ice lolly? Rio will have it. The perfect reward after a long brisk walk along the seafront from the fishing boats to Seabrook and back.

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Hythe Restaurants

  • GOOD FOOD AND A GREAT PINT%*

    The kings head as stated in there website, is one of the oldest restaurants/ pubs in Hythe. Its a charming lttle place which serves Traditional English food and realy fantastic beer. They also do a wicked sunday lunch which is perfect after a long walk along the famous Hythe canal in the summer. Please visit there website for an indepth look into...

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  • Anyone for tea and cake?

    Nutmeg is a cosy gem is nestled towards the quieter end of Hythe High Street, but locals know it is worth walking down to this neck of the woods just to sample the wonderful cakes and treats here. This is the ideal place to meet up with chums for coffee and a chat, giving the excuse to indulge in something tasty and calorific at the same time. The...

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  • The Thai's the limit..

    Recently opened in Hythe High Street. The one in Kent not as Tripadvisor thinks in Hampshire.Good upmarket bar with decent atmosphere and clean and modern restaurant.The Thai curries are tasty and the portions just about right. Green and Mosselman curries.

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  • A great find on Romney Marsh

    A pub with no sports TV. A rare find in the area. On the eastern edge of Romney Marsh, a mile or so back from the coast at Dymchurch and handy for Hythe, Folkestone and Lympne animal park. Great food, friendly hosts and staff. The food is the reason to visit, well beyond the average pub fare with an extensive menu. Locally caught fish.Lamb falling...

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  • Time for Tea?

    Brooks has been in the High Street for a few years and ideally situated on the pedestrian part of the street*. The menu stretches from tea and coffee for the thirsty shopper to full lunches and roast dinners.* Most of the High Street is supposed to be pedestrian only between 11am and 3pm daily. My favourite dish is actually cheese on toast....

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  • Another Hythe Pub....

    Large pub on the western outskirts of the town.Plenty of parking, plenty of room and good bar food. Plus a selection of "free house" beers, wines and spirits.The restaurant is open at weekends all year round and every day in the summer. The food is traditionally British and good value for money.Plus on a Wednesday it's a biker haunt and has been...

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  • Local fish a speciality

    The Hythe Bay Fish Restaurant is in a beautiful building right on the beach. It is privately owned and is very family friendly.Sitting in the restaurant or on the terrace looking at the changing colours of the sea is amazing. It must be one of the best beach situations on the south coast.In the summer one can eat out on the terrace or on the...

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  • Breakfast by a Nuclear Power Station

    There is a traditional caff at Dungeness right by the Nuclear Power Station, the Light Railway Cafe. Egg and chips, sandwiches, tea: all good standard British caff food. You get tickets for the 15 gauge Romney Hythe & Dymchurch steam railway from a booth outside. The inside of the cafe has a slightly 1940s railway-waiting-room feel: very 'Brief...

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  • RIP the Four Winds

    For anyone reading who has been to Hythe, I have to report the sad demise of the iconic Four Winds. A typical seaside café with formica topped tables and cream teas, and kiss-me-quick hats and plastic windmills for sale. It has been razed to the ground this year to make way for housing. That's progress I suppose.

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Hythe Transportation

  • Hythe Pier, Railway and Ferry

    This interesting train takes you down the pier in Hythe to the ferry. Hythe Pier, the Hythe Pier Railway and the Hythe Ferry provide a link between the English port city of Southampton and the Hampshire village of Hythe on the opposite side of Southampton Water. It is heavily used by commuters and shoppers from Hythe.

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  • Hythe by train

    If you are travelling to Hythe by train from London you will need to leave from Charing Cross mainline station. Hythe does not have it's own named station, the nearest is Sandling but this will require a bus (not a great service) or taxi (£7) ride into the town centre.The alternative is to go to Folkestone Central station and get a bus (around...

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  • The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

    The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway is the smallest gauge (15 inch) passenger railway in the world and runs 13.5 miles from Hythe to Dungeness. On the way it crosses the wild and windswept Romney Marshes, home of smugglers in days gone by and the setting for the Doctor Syn novels by Russell Thorndike. It was built by two rich racing drivers, Capt...

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Hythe Shopping

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  • Gifts and more

    More than just a gift and card shop, Barleycorn is a cut above the usual experience in this area as it has many other items from around the world that set it aside from the tacky gift shops that are seen in most seaside towns.UPDATE: From April 1st 2008 the shop is under new management and is now called "Barley Mow". Costume jewellery as well as...

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  • Fresh Fish?

    Less of a shop than a small warehouse unit where the fish from the local inshore fishng boats comes in to be sold.You need to be quick as much of the catch is destined for London restaurants and some is even taken to France for their restaurants. Fish!

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Hythe Warnings and Dangers

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    by St_Vincent Written Jun 10, 2006

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    If you walk to the far end of Fisherman’s Beach you can see the two remaining Martello Towers. However be warned that they sit on land that is part of a Ministry of Defence firing range so access is limited - and dangerous!! They do give you plenty of warning though as the attached photo will prove.

    Most days they don't start firing until around 8.00am so if you want to get a close view of the towers go early.

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Hythe Off The Beaten Path

  • Hythe Sound Reflector

    In the 1930's work was going on all along the Kent coast to build large sound reflectors in an attempt to get an early warning of possible attack. There are several designs but the one on the Roughs above Hythe is similar in design to the latter radio telescopes used to receive radio waves from space. A large bowl with a microphone in the centre....

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  • HISTORIC WALKS

    If any of you v.t. ers are interested in lovely historic walks, the Hythe civic society arrange guided walks of the most interesting parts of this old town, anybody interested link on to the website listed below.Guided walks are arranged for Thursday mornings in the summer and group bookings are all year round

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  • Dungeness!

    Dungeness is worth a short visit. The shore at Dungeness is a protected site as it is an ecology area.This seems amazing as the backdrop to the shore houses a nuclear Power Station. Apart from the power stations own visitor centre what is there to see:Quaint little holiday homes that used to be made from old railway trucks. The famous BBC film...

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Hythe Sports & Outdoors

  • Soccer in Hythe

    Away from the glamour up and down the country players are making football or soccer the biggest most popular sport in UK.Hythe has its own footie team in the Kent League - Hythe Town. none required although rose tinted specs are useful.

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  • SOMEWHERE TO PLAY AROUND

    Another photo of the golf course at the hotel Imperial All equipment provided

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  • SOMEWHERE TO PLAY AROUND

    This may only be a 9 hole golf course but its well kept by the hotel Imperial and well worth the challenge, its beautifully positioned with the Hythe canal on one side and the English channel on the other No equipment required, golf clubs are provided

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