Starting at the Town Hall our guides will delight you with stories of local events and people, our relationship with France over the years and the history of the Cinque Ports.

  • 7 Jul 2018
  • 10.30am
  • Hythe

GUIDED WALK AROUND HISTORIC HYTHE, INCLUDING TOUR OF ST LEONARD’S CHURCH

During Festival week (and, indeed, throughout the summer months!) our team of knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides will both walk and talk you around our town taking in all the sights: starting at the Town Hall our guides will delight you with stories of local events and people, our relationship with France over the years and the history of the Cinque Ports.

Heading out through the undercroft with its ‘interesting’ inscription you pass many fascinating and historic buildings, several with their own unique features, including the King’s Head, St John’s Almshouses, Oaklands and many more.

Stroll along the towpath of the Royal Military Canal – built to keep Napoleon at bay but not completed until 1809 when the threat of invasion was long past – then through the High Street and up to the eleventh century church of St Leonard with its famous ossuary – one of only two in the UK.  With over 1,000 years of history, Hythe is truly charming!

LEADER: Sally Chesters, Hythe Civic Society (01303 266118).

MEET:  Town Hall, High Street, Hythe, CT21 5AJ.

DURATION: 1.5 hours.

GRADE: 1 (although church is up steep hill).

For more information email chestersnsl@btinternet.com.

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