wetland area in Kent and East Sussex, England

Romney Marsh is in Kent.


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 inEdit

By carEdit

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

By trainEdit

Appledore and Hythe are the nearest railway stations.

By busEdit

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

By planeEdit

Get aroundEdit

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.


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.


Eat and drinkEdit

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


  • 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.

Go nextEdit

Routes through Romney Marsh
HastingsRye  W   NE  HytheFolkestone

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