ROMNEY MARSH has many medieval churches and pubs, and the ancient town of Rye is a fine example. The Romney Dymchurch & Hythe Miniature Steam Railway runs to the wilds of Dungeness and, from the top of the lighthouse, there are spectacular views across the Marsh and nearby RSPB Nature Reserve. Derek Jarman’s amazing shingle garden is also here.
The glorious sandy beaches of Dymchurch, St. Mary’s Bay and Greatstone are just minutes away and there is sea fishing and water sports all along the coast. Nearby are six golf courses and John Aspinall’s world famous Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is only a few miles away. Further afield, is the Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch and Dover Castle.