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Welcome to the Romney Marsh, known for its natural beauty, the diversity of its habitats, rich history, extensive coastline and its sheep.
What's to See and Do on Romney Marsh
Between a line of gentle hills and the English Channel, this hundred square miles of peaceful countryside is a paradise for walkers, cyclists and explorers of historic towns, quaint villages, ancient churches and wild life.
There is something for everyone on the Marsh:
enjoy one of three fine sandy beaches
travel on the worlds smallest public railway
visit historic buildings, from churches, inns to old forts
see nature in our nature reserves and countryside
climb to the top of a lighthouse
visit Dungeness, Britain's only desert, formed of shingle
see our defences against Napoleon, Hitler and others
have a drink or meal at one of our pubs or restaurants
visit a museum or gallery
stay at one of our holiday accommodations
have a walk or cycle ride in the Marsh countryside
have a go at karting, watersports and/or land yachting
visit a zoo
Places to Visit
Places to Eat
Places to Stay
Things to Do
Kent BBC News
Covering about 100 square miles, Romney Marsh is one of the three great coastal marshlands of southern England. The Marsh is a sparsely populated wetland area in the counties of Kent and East Sussex in the south-east of England.
Ringed to the north and west by the ancient sea-cliffs of the Romney shoreline, much of the Marsh is below sea level. Having been built up slowly from layers of silt it is a very gentle, even landscape. In the open countryside few features are over hedge height and there is a feeling of openness.
With excellent accommodation, outstanding attractions, fine food and drink, varied walking routes and many sandy beaches, Romney Marsh is an ideal place to visit, explore and enjoy.
Characteristics of Romney Marsh History of Romney Marsh
Sheep on Romney Marsh (ack 31.)
Romney Marsh is also known as The Fifth Continent. Thomas Ingoldsby, the pen name of 19th century author and cleric Richard Harris Barham (sometime Rector of St Dunstan, Snargate), wrote in his The
The World, according to the best geographers, is divided
into Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Romney Marsh.