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‘Explore the wetlands of Romney Marsh ’

Romney Marsh covers around 100 square miles of sparsely populated wetland and has gradually developed over centuries of coastal change and a colourful history that has seen invasions, numerous threatened attacks and smuggling.

The Marsh became the property of the Priory of Canterbury in the 9th century, which granted the first tenancy on the land between 1152 and 1167 to a man called Baldwin, whose ‘Baldwin’s Sewer drainage ditch system became famous. In the 19th century, sheep dominated the Marsh; over time, the Romney Marsh sheep became one of farming’s most successful and important breeds.

Today, Romney Marsh is home to a fine collection of rural churches that can be explored by traversing the Marsh’s walks, including the 163 mile Saxon Shore Way, which starts at Gravesend and traces the coast as it was in Roman times as far as Hastings in East Sussex. Romney Marsh lies adjacent to the High WealdArea of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

 

Discover more about Romney Marsh

There are many useful sources of further information about Romney Marsh, its main attractions and calendar of events and activities. Click on the links below to discover more about Romney Marsh in Kent.

Discover Folkestone, Hythe & Romney Marsh website »

Visit Kent website »

The Romeny Marsh website»

How did Hidden Britain help Romney Marsh?

We worked with the people who want to share what they love about Romney Marsh and helped them develop an effective business and marketing strategy that would attract visitors to their village and share the experiences they enjoy here with others.

Read our Romney Marsh case study »

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