Romney Marsh The Fifth Continent is known for its natural beauty, the diversity of its habitats, rich history, extensive coastline and its sheep.
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. Find out more
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Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
For the past 88 years the RH & DR has been an integral part of the landscape of the Romney Marsh. Known as “Kent’s Mainline in Miniature”,
the one-third full size steam & diesel locomotives have powered their way along the 13½ miles of track from the
Hythe, terminating in Dungeness.
With 4 stations in between, all within walking distance of a beach, the railway provides you with an opportunity to explore this unique corner of Kent. Coast & country walks, with all manner of wildlife and flora to be seen, cycle rides, historic churches and iconic lighthouses are all on our doorstep. Find out more
Romney Marsh is 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 Ingoldsby Legends:
The World, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Romney Marsh.