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Romney Marsh's Medieval Churches

There are 14 medieval churches scattered around Romney Marsh, a remote area of south east Kent. They make a great day's drive or cycle. Of the 14 churches, 10 are in villages with nearby pubs, meaning the other 4 are really remote!

You don't have to be religous, or interested in history - they are beautiful historic buildings in picturesque settings. The churches are welcoming, many of them have (for a donation) tea, coffee and biscuits for visitors.

Take the latest opening times with you! Most of these churches are usually open, but some are summer only, or close eary (3pm), and for a few, the keys are left with neighbours (church wardens) or at the local pub. Even if closed, the outsides are still pretty impressive.

For more information, see the Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust

The Churches

1 hr 41 mins of driving - 34.5 miles. Save about 10 miles by skipping East Guleford (the bottom left church).

The churches are in order, assuming you're coming from London along the M20. Leave at Junction 10 for the A2070. You'll need a satnav (or OS map).

Cyclists - its totally flat! Appledore and Rye are nearby Stations (change at Ashford International). You may wish to tweak the route for to make it more cycle friendly.

Summary

Snave TN26 2QJ St Augustine Remote, not visible from the road, down a lane
Ivychurch TN29 0AL St George In village, pub
Brenzett TN29 0BJ St Eanswith Remote, not visible from the road, down a lane
Snargate TN29 0EW St Dunstan In village, pub
Fairfield TN29 9RZ St Thomas Becket Remote, visible, but in a field, 200m along a path
Brookland TN29 9QR St Augustine In village, pub
East Guldeford TN31 7PA St Mary Not visible from the road, down a lane
Lydd TN29 9DX All Saints Town centre, pub nearby
Old Romney TN29 0HP St Clement In village, pub on other side of main road
New Romney TN28 8EU St Nicholas In town centre, pub nearby
St Mary in the Marsh TN29 0BX St Mary the Virgin In village, pub
Dymchurch TN29 0LD St Peter and St Paul In village, pub
Burmarsh TN29 OJJ All Saints In village, pub
Newchurch TN29 0DP St Peter and St Paul In village, not visible up close, on The St road