wetland area in Kent and East Sussex, England

Romney Marsh is in Kent.

Understand edit

Romney Marsh is a sparsely populated wetland area on the Kent/East Sussex border. There are a number of small villages and settlements in the area including New Romney, Lydd and Dungeness.

Difficult to believe now, but in medieval times New Romney was one of the Cinque Ports responsible for England's maritime defence. Then the Kent coast silted up, leaving the village a mile inland.

Get in edit

By car edit

Take the A2070 road from Ashford, or A259 road from Hastings or Folkestone.

By train edit

Appledore and Hythe are the nearest railway stations.

By bus edit

Bus 11 runs from Ashford to Lydd. Bus 101 runs from Hythe to New Romney.

By plane edit

Get around edit

Map of Romney Marsh
  • The flat terrain and quiet lanes are ideal for cycling. National Cycle Route 2 runs across the Marsh between Hastings and Folkestone.

See edit

Prospect Cottage
  • Dungeness
  • 1 Derek Jarman's Garden (Prospect Cottage). A famous and unusual beach garden. The garden is now in private ownership with no public access. It can be seen from road.
  • 2 Camber Sands beach.    
  • 3 Romney Marsh Visitor Centre.

Do edit

  • 1 Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, New Romney Station, New Romney, TN28 8PL. Historical 15 in/381 mm 15 in (380 mm) gauge light railway with steam and diesel locomotives. The line runs from Hythe to the nature reserve at Dungeness. Full day tickets are available allowing visitors to stop at each station and explore. There is a museum and model railway at New Romney Station.    
  • Dungeness RSPB. Nature reserve with bird-spotting facilities.
  • 2 Dungeness Power Station Tour. M-F 9AM-4PM. Guided tours of this working nuclear power station are free but must be booked at least 3 weeks in advance.    
  • There are beaches along most of the coast from Hythe to Dungeness. Dymchurch is a small seaside town, popular with families as it has arcades and toyshops.

Eat and drink edit

  • The Pilot. Pub with meals available at Dungeness.
  • Bell Inn, Ivychurch Road, Brenzett, Ivychurch, Kent TN29 0AL, +44 1797 344355.

Sleep edit

  • 1 Ship Hotel, 83 High St, New Romney, +44 1797 362776.
  • 2 Romney Bay House, Coast Road, Littlestone, New Romney TN28 8QY (on Littlestone Golf Course), +44 1797 364747. Friendly little 1920s hotel, great dining. No children under 13, assistance dogs only. B&B double £120.

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Routes through Romney Marsh
HastingsRye  W   NE  HytheFolkestone

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