Guided ToursBe guided around the churches by an expert
THE FORMAT OF THE GUIDED TOURS
The Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust is here to help with the organisation of guided tours. For group leaders seeking to organise their own tour, the Trust can offer the services of an expert guide.
We have been conducting guided tours of the churches of Romney Marsh since being founded in 1982 and the format is based on a coach with a driver who is prepared for narrow lanes, the level of activity suitable for the group and the distances involved. Numbers should be between 30 and 50. It is usually an all day event, normally seeing four churches, with a pub lunch and tea.
The party arrives at 10.15 at the chosen pub for coffee before leaving on the morning tour, returning to the same pub for lunch. Following the afternoon visits, tea (optional) is provided at 4 pm back at the Rose & Crown. Leave for home at 5 pm.
Tours are normally given on Tuesdays or Thursdays. We try to avoid weekends which may have weddings or other church events booked although a limited number of Saturday visits have been organised in recent years.
Our guides, who give their services free to the Trust are speakers with knowledge of the history of the Marsh churches and their impact on people since mediaeval times. During tea, the Trust’s publications are on sale.
We are happy to recommend the most convenient pub to suit each visit although group leaders are always welcome to make their own arrangements. During recent seasons, our groups have used The Rose & Crown at Old Romney (01797 367500).
We will make the booking for the W.I. tea which costs £6.00 a head. Please include your coach driver, our guide and speaker in your numbers for lunch and tea. You should let the Tours organiser and the publican know your final numbers a fortnight before the visit after which time the number should remain constant. Payment is made directly to the establishment on the day. Please also allow two seats in the front of the coach for the Trust’s guide and speaker.
Finally, the Trust appreciates a minimum donation of £10 per head (ie a minimum of £300 per whole day group) which goes towards its support of the churches of Romney Marsh.
To discuss a booking or for further information please contact John Hendy via the contact form or phone John directly on 01303 873111.
TOURS INFORMATION PACK
For detailed information when planning a guided tour, please view and print a copy found here of the Guided Tours Information and Checklist
N.B. The RMHCT bears no liability whatsoever for any accidents, damages or claims. Any insurance liability is solely the responsibility of visiting groups.