Welcome to the Hythe Guide the one stop Magazine
It was reputedly said many years ago that if on the Grand Tour you had not visited Hythe, you had not completed the Grand Tour. This, of course, may or may not be true! Nonetheless, Hythe is considered one of the coastal jewels in the Kentish crown. We, at the Hythe Business and Tourism Association (HBTA), have designed the Hythe guide one-stop shop website for all things you need to know about Hythe and how best to enjoy your visit. Having superseded the Hythe Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, it is our mission statement to promote and assist the business community in its endeavours to bring Hythe business to the forefront. So whether you are a visitor to Hythe or a Hythe business person, please take full advantage of surfing this website. We are sure there is something here for you.
Hythe Is a small coastal market town on the edge of Romney Marsh in the District of Shepway (derived from Sheep Way) on the south coast of Kent. The word Hythe or Hithe is an Old English word meaning Haven or Landing Place. The town has Medieval and Georgian buildings, as well as a Saxon/Norman church on the hill and a Victorian seafront promenade. Hythe was once defended by two castles, Saltwood and Lympne. The Town Hall, a former Guildhall, was built in 1794, its fireplace designed by the Adam Brothers. Hythe’s market once took place in Market Square (now Red Lion Square)