Hythe

Situated on a broad bay overlooking the English Channel with views to France, it is four miles from the Channel Tunnel, four miles west of the Cross-Channel Port of Folkestone and 16 miles south west of Dover with close proximity to Folkestone West and Ashford International.

Romney Marsh lies immediately west of the town, and can be explored either by car, bicycle, or using the World’s Smallest Public Railway which runs parallel to the coastline through Dymchurch and New Romney to Dungeness.

The Sea-Front town is on level ground and a five-minute stroll along Stade Street brings you to the Royal Military Canal. This was dug during the Napoleonic era (1804-15) as a defensive measure against possible French invasion. The Royal Military Canal’s banks provide many delightful walks, as does the varied local countryside.

Hythe the town spreads up the hillside in a pleasing jumble of little streets containing many interesting historic buildings. At the foot of the hill is the old and narrow High Street with a variety of architectural styles, here is the main shopping area and its history dates back many centuries. Half way up the hill stands the dominating figure of the 11th Century Parish Church with its famous Crypt and Ossuary, the vaults contain the bones of early settlers.

Hythe and the immediate neighbourhood contain many first-class facilities for recreation and leisure such as golf, tennis, riding, bowls, squash, boating, wind-surfing, bathing in the local pools or the sea and fresh-water and sea angling. Renowned Griggs of Hythe are purveyors of fine fish and game, they supply chefs with a great variety of freshly caught fish and are situated on Fisherman’s Beach where the fishing boats arrive; their hand smoked salmon and haddock are legendary!Artistic enclaves, stunning shores, unique histories and expansive, wilderness escapes make Hythe an attractive place to live life on the water’s edge.