New Romney is a historic town in Kent, England. It is situated on the Romney Marsh, about 11 miles (18 km) southwest of Canterbury. New Romney has a long and rich history, dating back to the 11th century. The town was founded by William the Conqueror after the Norman conquest of England, and was granted its first charter by King Edward I in 1252. New Romney was a significant port in the Middle Ages, and was a member of the Cinque Ports confederation. The town was also a centre of the fishing industry, and was known for its herring trade.
In the 16th century, New Romney began to decline in importance as a port. The town’s harbour silted up, and the town was no longer able to accommodate large ships. However, New Romney remained a popular market town, and was also a centre of the smuggling trade.
In the 19th century, New Romney became a popular seaside resort. The town’s long sandy beach and its proximity to London made it a popular destination for day trippers and holidaymakers alike.

Today, New Romney is a thriving town with a population of over 10,000 people. The town is a popular tourist destination, and is known for its well-preserved historic centre, its beautiful beach, and its proximity to the Romney Marsh.


The Church of St Nicholas is a beautiful Norman church that dates back to the 11th century. The church is known for its tall spire, which is the tallest in Romney Marsh. The church also has a number of interesting features, including a Norman font and a medieval tomb.

New Romney Museum tells the story of the town’s history, from its Norman origins to the present day. The museum has a number of exhibits and artefacts, including a collection of Roman pottery and a model of the New Romney Harbour.

The Romney Marsh Visitor Centre is a great place to learn about the history and wildlife of the Romney Marsh. The centre has a number of interactive exhibits, as well as a shop and a cafe.

New Romney Town Hall and Town Hall House
Littlestone Beach Huts

The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway is a 15-inch gauge steam railway that runs along the Romney Marsh. The railway is a popular tourist attraction, and offers stunning views of the countryside.

New Romney Beach is a long sandy beach that is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and building sandcastles. The beach is also home to a number of cafes and restaurants, as well as a number of water sports activities.

In addition to these attractions, New Romney also has a number of historic buildings, pubs, and restaurants. The town is also home to a number of events and festivals throughout the year, including the New Romney Country Fayre 

Whether you are interested in history, culture, or simply looking for a beautiful place to relax, New Romney has something to offer everyone.


New Romney Town Council
T: 01797 362348
W: newromney-tc.gov.uk