Kent & East Sussex Railway
- Kent Tourism Alliance
Unofficial capital of Romney
Marsh, it was one of the original Cinque ports.
During the Middle Ages it prospered until the
Great Storm of 1287 moved the mouth of the River
Rother, on which it stood, many miles to the west.
New Romney’s harbour was devastated and shingles
and mud flooded the town. It is a stop on the
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch steam railway. Built
in the 1920s as a tourist attraction, the
railway’s 14 miles of track leads to the coast on
a 15-inch-gauge line. The town is the gateway to
Romney Marsh, an area of open skies, marshes,
twisting lanes, medieval churches and picturesque