For almost 90 years the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway has been in an integral part of the landscape of Romney Marsh. Its famous one-third size diesel and steam locomotives trundle along 13.5 miles of track, leaving Hythe and terminating in Dungeness, with four stops along the way. Children, adults, buggies and bicycles are welcome. It’s unique and memorable and on our doorstep.
The Royal Military Canal is the 3rd longest defensive structure in Great Britain. It was initially constructed as a defence against a possible invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte’s army. It is not a straight canal, it follows a zig-zag pattern . The French attack never happened and these days you can cycle, walk or ride on the bridleway alongside the meandering canal. It’s a peaceful place perfect for picnics and photography.
The Romney Marsh Visitor Centre is a small and friendly place managed by Kent Wildlife Trust and acts as Romney Marsh’s tourist information centre. It’s located just outside the town on the main road. Based in a nature reserve with a cosy log burner for colder days, this is an ideal spot for a hot cup of coffee or a nice pot of tea. There is also an art gallery, a community garden and a reconstructed ‘Lookers Hut’ to visit.
Visit the Dungeness Power Station and learn about nuclear power in the Visitor Centre or book a tour of the actual power station. Tours need to be booked in advance, but you can just turn up at the Visitor Centre, which is located onsite.