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One of the original members of the Confederation of Cinque Ports - towns in south east England which by Royal command provided men and ships for the defence of Britain in days long gone - Hythe is a charming town with the friendly atmosphere of a village and claiming many outstanding visitor attractions including a long premenade, the Royal Military Canal, the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch RailwayPort Lympne Reserve and Brockhill Country Park.

Hythe Venetian Fete staged in odd years, and the Hythe Festival, in even years, attract visitors from far and wide.

The long High Street is an attractive mix of historic buildings and interesting independent shops, inns and restaurants.

The imposing 11th century Parish Church of St Leonards, stands above the town. Its ossuary (collection of neatly-stacked bones) attracts visitors from far and wide.

Hythe and immediate neighbourhood contain many first-class facilities for recreation: golf, tennis, riding, bowls, squash, boating, wind-surfing, fresh-water and sea angling, and bathing in the local indoor heated pools or the sea are all available.

Romney Marsh lies immediately west of the town, and may be explored either by car, bicycle or using the World's Smallest Public Railway.