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Hythe
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“Venice in Kent” offers charming canals, a busy farmers market and a stately hilltop church with skeletons in the closet.

Hythe is a quaint Kentish town dotted with relics of its long and rich heritage as an important marketplace and the major harbor in the Cinque Port. The town features a distinctive waterway, the Royal Military Canal, which was intended to assist the town’s defense against Napoleonic invasions.

Stroll down the tree-lined path along the canal that runs through town and under the central Stade Street. On a sunny day, rent a boat from near the Ladies Walk Bridge and paddle among the swans. Join the town’s festivities every second year at the Hythe Venetian Fete and cheer decorated floats as they parade down the canal. Wander up the terraces to historic St. Leonard’s Church, the stately 11th-century cathedral-style church containing an ossuary with over 2,000 human skulls.

Visit Red Lion Square, the old market square which brought many merchants and townspeople from the surrounding East Kent villages in medieval times. The Farmers Market still operates in the square every second Saturday. Investigate the Red Lion Square’s ornate Victorian drinking fountain, donated to the town in 1866. If it's a nice day, wander down to the beachfront and enjoy a quiet and relaxing walk along the esplanade, and enjoy the clear views across the sea to the French coast.

Fun for the whole family can be found at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, located 4 miles (6 kilometers) from Hythe. Set in an early 20th-century mansion’s grand estate, the Animal Park has cared for an impressive collection of African and Asiatic animals since 1976.

Hythe is located 14 miles (23 kilometers) southwest of Dover. The East Kent Stagecoach service has a main interchange point in Hythe, making it a convenient place to visit while touring around Kent county. Hythe has a warm, seaside climate, but prepare for high chances of rain in the colder months. Thankfully, British pubs have been providing refuge from British drizzle for centuries, so enjoy a pint like a Kentish local.

OYO Stade Court Hotel
OYO Stade Court Hotel
3 out of 5
Stade Street, West Parade, Hythe, England
The price is £51 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Nestled on the beach, this Hythe hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hythe Beach, Fisherman's Beach and Hythe Pool. Sandgate Beach and Sene Valley Golf Club ...
3.7/5Good! (210 reviews)
Exceptional location and staff
"Service was exceptional due to our urgency of need to have a place to stay for 2 nights. Location was excellent and a sea view is highly recommended."

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2020

OYO Stade Court Hotel
Hythe Imperial Hotel Spa & Golf
Hythe Imperial Hotel Spa & Golf
4 out of 5
Princes Parade, Hythe, England
The price is £63 per night from 11 Jul to 11 Jul
Nestled on the beach, this Hythe hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hythe Beach and Hythe Pool. Fisherman's Beach and St Leonard's Church are also within 15 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (992 reviews)
"The hotel and facilities were excellent, and the staff - from reception, bar, restaurant to maintenance and cleaning - were absolutely fantastic throughout my stay. I cannot recommended it enough!"

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2021

Hythe Imperial Hotel Spa & Golf
The Bubble- Aspinall Foundation
The Bubble- Aspinall Foundation
4 out of 5
Port Lympne Reserve, Nr. Ashford, Hythe, England
Situated in Hythe, this eco-friendly lodge is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Gardens and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Folkestone Racecourse. Hythe ...
The Bubble- Aspinall Foundation
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange
Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange
4 out of 5
Corn Exchange, 37 Hanging Ditch, Manchester, England
The price is £66 per night from 4 Jul to 4 Jul
Located in Manchester City Centre, this aparthotel is steps away from Urbis, Printworks and National Football Museum. Deansgate and Manchester Cathedral are ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,090 reviews)
Great central Manchester hotel
"Fabulous historical detail in the public areas but stylish, contemporary and very clean rooms. Love the grab-and-go breakfasts!"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2021

Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange
Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
4 out of 5
Paragon Street, York, England
The price is £104 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Situated in York, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of York Barbican, Jorvik Viking Centre and York Castle Museum. York Dungeon and York Grand Opera ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,060 reviews)
"Lovely clean room, great amenities in the room. Will use Staycity again."

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2021

Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
SACO Bath - St James's Parade
4 out of 5
Located in Bath City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is steps away from SouthGate Bath, Thermae Bath Spa and Roman Baths. Theatre Royal Bath and ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (710 reviews)
"Its in beautiful Bath and it feels like a Georgian Bath Property to stay in."

Reviewed on 9 Apr 2021

SACO Bath - St James's Parade
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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