Hythe

With stunning views of the English Channel to enjoy while strolling the Victorian promenade, the historic town of Hythe has plenty to offer.

Enjoy a spot of shopping in the unique, independent shops that line the high street; or discover your adventurous side with a host of outdoor activities including sailing, windsurfing, swimming and golf. The town boasts a beautiful long beachfront that is perfect for a seaside walk, picnic or flying kites.

Hythe is home to some beautiful hotels, including the Hythe Imperial Hotel and Spa, with stunning views overlooking the beach. Behind it, swathes of parks and greenery lead to the Napoleonic-era Royal Military Canal, which stretches for 28 miles, with cycle and walking routes. Alternatively, during the summer season, hire a rowing boat or enjoy a leisurely trip on an electric cruiser.

From beautiful old houses and cottages, to a skull-packed ossuary in the 10th century St Leonard's crypt, Hythe has plenty of interesting historical sights to see. Visitors can ride the one-third size trains on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway; a scenic, marsh-side meander across the Romney Marsh to Dungeness, hauled by steam or diesel powered engines.

Nearby, the popular destination of Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve is not to be missed, with its stunning scenery, endangered animals and award-winning accommodation. It's a must-see for any visitor to the area and will easily occupy a full day.

Saltwood village, just a mile north of Hythe, is home to Saltwood Castle, famed for being the location where the plot was hatched to assassinate Thomas Becket. Although the castle is rarely open to the public, group visits can be arranged.

Brockhill Park is also nearby, with everything you need for a family day out. There is a lake, grassland that is home to a herd of deer, a play area, picnic spots and refreshments from the on-site cafe.

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