Visit Hythe and the surrounding area
Hythe is considered one of the coastal jewels in the Kentish crown, an idyllic, small coastal town situated between the Romney Marsh and Folkestone with approximately 16,000 inhabitants. The town has Medieval and Georgian buildings, as well as a Saxon/Norman church on the hill, and 18th century town hall - and a Victorian seafront promenade
A steep pebble beach with some shingle at the rear. At low tide the flat part of the beach is exposed. A promenade runs behind the beach. The beach runs adjacent to the High Street and is an excellent place to stretch the legs. There is a raised promenade, which is ideal for cyclists and walkers. The beach is popular with anglers as there is ample parking all the way along.
Part of Hythe Beach, Fisherman's beach is a working beach where the boats are kept on the beach and you have a fish mongers cafe that sells local catch of the day. The fisherman were granted the right to maintain boats on the beach in the 15th century, a right confirmed by Elizabeth 1st when creating the Cinque Ports in return for providing crews for the "Men of War" that fought in the battle against the Spanish Armada.
Hythe Festival 2016
Hythe Venetian Fete staged in odd years, and the Hythe Festival, in even years, attract visitors from far and wide. The ethos of the festival is to provide a wide range of events to appeal to as wide an audience as possible FREE or at a nominal cost. This year’s Festival builds on past successes with events taking place across our town from 1-10 July. There will be free parking on the Green for several events – check specific event details at What’s On.
Port Lympne Reserve
Set over 600 acres, Port Lympne is home to the UK’s most authentic safari experience, The African Experience – 100 acres alive with African animals. During 2016 the popular safari experience will incorporate an Asian theme, where water buffalo will roam with other Asian animals, whilst new arrivals are expected across the park as successful breeding programmes continue. - See more at: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/attractions/port-lympne-wild-animal-park/8620#sthash.leD2Lqjs.dpuf
What’s on in Kent
It is all happening in the Garden of England. Throughout the year, special events provide countless special reasons to visit Kent. From art to food, sport to history, plays to festivals, there's a profusion of diary-linked things to do in Kent today.
Whats on in Hythe - visit https://www.wherecanwego.com/whats-on/whats-on-in-hythe/events.aspx
Channel Tunnel, and Dover Ferry Terminal
The Dover Ferry terminal to Calais is only 15 miles by car, as is the Channel Tunnel. Sample France's fine food and shopping by travelling to Dover and taking Eurotunnel or crossing by ferry. Dover is also famous for Dover Castle which is a must see while visiting the area. There is plenty to see, with the Sound and Light show, Secret Wartime Tunnels and Admiralty Look-Out amongst them.
St Leonards Church
St Leonard’s is a beautiful church in a beautiful place. It stands high and proud above the town of Hythe, looking towards the coast of France, which can be easily seen on a clear day. Thousands of visitors pass through its doors every year, and enjoy the magnificent architecture and extraordinary crypt.
Crypt of St. Leonard
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 bones. Several theories exist on where they came from.
The most persistent and curious legend is that they are the remains of Saxons who were killed in a battle fought somewhere between Hythe and Folkestone in c.AD456.
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
87 years of Steam Railway Heritage set against the backdrop of some of Kent’s most picturesque countryside is what makes a journey on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway a totally unique experience and is why this Heritage Railway is one of Kent’s Top Visitor Attractions. For more information, visit www.rhdr.org.uk
Brockhill Country Park
Once part of the estate of a Norman manor, Brockhill Country Park has a central lake, open grassland and meadows, and all the facilities you need for a family day out, including a picnic area, a new play area for kids and refreshments at the excellent Brockhill Café.
The park is rich in wildlife. It is also a Site of Nature Conservation Interest, and has three distinctive areas to explore: the Deer Paddock is an attractive grassy area featuring trees such as the walnut and the variegated sycamore, while The Lake is a shady oasis for wildlife fringed with overhanging trees, where ducks can be found paddling around its edges.
The Fifth Continent, as it is otherwise fondly known, is known for its natural beauty, the diversity of its habitats, rich history, extensive coastline and its sheep. Covering approximately 100 square miles from Rye to Hythe, the wetland area of Romney Marsh is flat and low-lying, with parts below sea level.
Canterbury City is 30 minute drive from The BEST WESTERN Stade Court Hotel and has many interesting attractions, including Canterbury Cathedral, shopping and The Canterbury Tales, which recreates the feel of medieval life in 14th century Canterbury with stunning reconstructions.
For more information, visit www.canterbury.co.uk
Folkestone Race Course
Only 5 miles from our Kent hotel is Folkestone Race Course where you can enjoy horse racing as well as delicious food and wine at Kent's only horse racing venue. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, Folkestone is host to over twenty days of racing a year, both Flat and National Hunt.
For more information www.folkestone-racecourse.co.uk