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Cryptic clues: The mystery of St. Leonard's Church's 2,000 skeletons

You get an eerie feeling of being watched at the Crypt of St. Leonard's Church in Hythe

What could possibly be more exciting to the Sinister Isle team than a town with no less than NINE charity shops and a covered craft (absolute tat) market? Try a medieval ossuary with the bony remains of 2,000 people.

“Respect your ancestors, do not touch their skulls,” reminded the church warden as we entered the tiny crypt of St. Leonard’s Church in Hythe.

It was our first visit to the Kent seaside town, and we had decided to check out the top rated activity on Trip Advisor while we were enjoying a weekend away in nearby Folkestone.