Local Area | Things to do In Romney Marsh

Romney Marsh is very popular with cyclists, walkers and bird watchers. A cycle path runs from Lydd to Rye. The Dungeness Bird Reserve and Observatory are only a short drive away. Several good local restaurants and pubs are nearby for your evening meals.

The historic  Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway, a third scale steam railway, runs between Hythe and Dungeness, the station is only 2 minutes walk away. Other popular outdoor activities in the local area include karting at Lydd and land-yachting and windsurfing on the beach opposite. 

There is good fishing to be had off Dungeness beaches especially at low water. There are also some good local gravel pits and carp pools nearby. The Seagull Fishing Tackle Shop in Greatstone is a good place to buy your sea and freshwater baits, plus you can obtain extensive local knowledge.

There are two lighthouses at Dungeness one of which is open to the public to climb for a spectacular view. Dungeness is often used by film crews as a location, because of its unique landscape and scenic beaches.

The late film maker Derek Jarmens’ garden on the beach at Dungeness is of great interest to many of our visitors and attracts many artists.

The historic cinque-port town of Rye is only 15 minutes away, and well worth a visit to see the cobbled streets and old houses. 25 minutes away is the small market town Tenterden with a local produce market once a week on a Friday and several Antique shops.

The village of Rolvenden is about 10 minutes further on past Tenterden and holds a farmers market every Thursday in the church and village hall between 10.00 -12.00, it is very popular.