Both agriculture and tourism play an important role in the local economy, alongside the Dungeness nuclear power station and the London Ashford International airport at Lydd which offers exciting new opportunities.
Employment is concentrated in the main towns across the Marsh – New Romney, Lydd and Dymchurch, and business locations such as the Mountfield Industrial Estate at New Romney provide high quality accommodation for SMEs. The Romney Resource Centre and Business Incubation Centre are also there, providing space and support for new business start-ups and training to develop the local workforce.
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ROMNEY MARSH, WHAT TO SEE AND DO
New Romney, Lydd, St Mary’s Bay and Dymchurch offer a blend of market town living, tradition and stunning shoreline. There is 100 square miles of countryside across the Marsh, where you can walk and cycle down quiet country lanes, visit village pubs and medieval churches and investigate a fascinating history of invasion and smuggling.
The area offers many opportunities for sports. Set in this wonderful landscape the Championship Links course at Littlestone Golf Club is amongst the top 100 courses in England.
The miniature steam Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway carries visitors across the Marsh from Hythe to Dungeness, and The Dungeness National Nature Reserve is home to the RSPB’s oldest nature reserve with extensive wetlands and EDF’s nuclear power station. Dungeness attracts visitors from all over the world for its wild beauty and due to its unique climate and geography, is the only ‘desert’ in the UK.
WHERE TO LIVE IN ROMNEY MARSH
London commuters love the array of shoreline sheds and bungalows at Dungeness, which has an artistic appeal to it and there are many of the renowned properties such as the architectural award-winning Pobble House and Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage.
Modern housing stretches throughout Dymchurch and Littlestone-on-Sea, overlooking shingle beaches. Nearby historic villages in and on the edge of the Marsh have cosy cottages and rambling period detached properties.