Welcome to the Historic Town of Hythe. With it’s stunning channel views and Victorian Promenade, a quirky High Street, 4* hotels and popular visitor attractions, this district has plenty to offer.
With close proximity to London and Eurotunnel, it’s a great place to enjoy shopping with lots of independent retailers, plus its tailor made for outdoor activities, from sailing and windsurfing to swimming to golf.
Hythe is a fascinating town of interweaving scenes and contrasts. Stroll the long shingle beach or the magnificent Victorian Promenade. The beach is a popular attraction for swimmers, water sports, flying kites and those looking for an enjoyable day at the seaside. The Hythe Imperial Hotel and Spa, which has beautiful views overlooking the beach, has stood at the heart of this beautiful seaside town for hundreds of years.
Behind it, swathes of parks and greenery lead the Napoleonic-era Royal Military Canal, which stretches for 28 miles, with shorter towpath cycle and walking routes fanning out from Hythe. You can cruise it by electric or hired row-boat too.
The central High Street and heart of the town has a friendly, old world atmosphere in the 1940s-style shops and shelters behind the canal and its surrounding parkland, whilst the town centre itself masks the grand hills behind. From the 10th century St Leonard's Church, with its skull-packed ossuary, to the old buildings, family-run stores and antiques shops all over town, Hythe has plenty of beautiful places, old houses and cottage to see.
The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway offers a scenic, marsh-side, steam powered puff from Hythe that trundles across the Marsh to Dungeness.
Nearby, the popular destination of Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve is one destination not to miss with its stunning scenery, endangered animals and award winning accommodation there’s a lot to see and do at this hidden gem.
With its fabulous Festival and Venetian Fete and a winning combination of sea and greenery, sheltered alleys and higher levels, Hythe is a great destination to explore.
Hythe Imperial Champagne Bar
St Leonards Church
Brockhill Country Park