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Lydden is also the name of a hamlet in the Manston, Kent civil parish

The Lydden Bell pub, Lydden.jpg
The Lydden Bell pub, Lydden
Lydden is located in Kent
 Lydden shown within Kent
Population 684 [1] (Parish)
OS grid reference TR262455
District Dover
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Dover
Postcode district CT15
Dialling code 01304
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Dover
List of places

Coordinates: 51°09′51″N 1°14′02″E / 51.1642°N 1.234°E / 51.1642; 1.234

Lydden is a civil parish and small village in the Dover district of Kent, England. The Lydden Race Circuit is located between here and Wootton to the west of the village. Lydden village consists of a triangle of 3 roads: Canterbury Road (part of the old A2 running between Dover, Canterbury and London), Stonehall and Church Lane.

There are two pubs in the village, The Lydden Bell (pictured on the right) and The Hope Inn. The former pub is thriving offering good quality food and a home to the village skittle and dart team. The Hope, however, has been shut since January 2011 and the grounds of this pub are likely to be developed into new housing. There is also a school and a church in the village.

Perhaps one of the most notable things about Lydden is the surrounding landscape. Lydden is set in a steep sided valley with grazing pasture and pockets of woodland along the valley side facing north west and an extensive National Nature Reserve (The Lydden Temple Ewell NNR) facing south west. The NNR is famous for its chalk grassland habitat and species including the adonis blue butterfly.

As of 2012 there has been a new Doctor's surgery built in Lydden, it was built to replace the former Doctor's surgery in River which has now been closed.


  1. ^ National Statistics Census 2001

2. Kent Wildlife Trust

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