Your portal to the Romney Marsh in south east Kent


Romney Marsh is one of the three great coastal marshlands of southern England. In common with these marshlands, almost all of Romney Marsh lies below the level of high tides and has always under threat of flooding by the sea or fresh water.
The Marsh, well known for its sheep, is a sparsely populated wetland area covering an area of about 100 square miles. The closeness of Romney Marsh to the continent, its flat shores and hinterland and easy accessible beaches, has meant that the Marsh has been in the front line whenever invasion has threatened, particularly from across the English Channel.

Romny Marsh is also known as the Fifth Continent. Thomas Ingoldsby, the pen name of 19th century author and cleric, wrote in his The Ingoldsby Legends: The World, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Romney Marsh.

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