“The World, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Romney Marsh.”

Romney Marsh   

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 Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
88 years of Steam Railway Heritage set against the backdrop of some of Kent’s most picturesque countryside is what makes a journey on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway a totally unique experience and is why this Heritage Railway is one of Kent’s Top Visitor Attractions.

The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway is proud to operate the most complete collection of one third full size Steam Locomotives in the world, running on tracks just 15 inches apart. 13½ miles of track stretch across the picturesque Romney Marsh from the Cinque Port town of Hythe to Dungeness; one of the largest expanses of shingle in the world & designated as a National Nature Reserve.

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Jam on the Marsh
Thursday 9 July  to          Sunday 19 July
JAM on the Marsh
JAM on the Marsh is a multi-art festival built around Kent’s Romney Marsh and its famous medieval churches. In 2015 there are 19 events programmed over 10 days, including: music concerts, art events, a children’s art workshop, and poetry recitals. The festival crosses the Romney Marsh from Dungeness to New Romney.
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Dymchurch Beach

Dymchurch Beach

Dymchurch Beach has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor. You can read all TripAdvisor reviews here. The sandy beach is quite flat and stretches from north to south for over three miles, and is frequently 'washed' by the tide of the English Channel. 
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New Romney Country Fayre
Saturday 25 July
New Romney Country Fayre

The New Romney Country Fayre is the largest free event on Romney Marsh, attracting over 7,000 visitors from all over the south east of England. With varied entertainment in two arenas and over 130 stalls, there is something for everyone.
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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.

Serve God, honour the King, but first maintain the Wall is an apt slogan for Romney Marsh. Penned by author Russell Thorndike in his Dr Syn novel 'The Scarecrow Rides', it epitomises the fact that Romney Marsh owes its existence to the Dymchurch Wall, which stops the sea from flooding the Marsh.