Plan your visit
Open daily from 9am - 9pm (or sunset if earlier).
Closed on 25th and 26th December.
The visitor centre is open 10am - 5pm from March to October, and 10am - 4pm from November to February.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
£2.50 (under 16)
Free entrance for under 5s
- Free entrance for carers
- Other discounts
Wildlife Explorer members free.
How to get here
The nearest station is Rye, 10 miles (16 km) from the reserve. You can then take the bus 100 to Lydd, and bus 11/11A/11B (not Sundays) from Lydd to the reserve.
Ashford station is 16 miles (25 km) from the reserve. You can use bus service 11/11A/11B (not Sundays) to reserve.
Folkestone station is 20 miles (32 km) from the reserve. You can use bus service 101 to Lydd and bus 11/11A/11B (not Sundays) from Lydd to reserve.
Bus services 11/11A/11B from Ashford via Lydd (not Sundays) stop on request at the reserve entrance from where there is a one-mile walk to the Visitor Centre. There is a limited service on bus 102 from Lydd or Folkestone. The nearest stops on Sundays are at either Lydd or Lydd-on-Sea (The Pilot Inn).
One mile out of Lydd on the Dungeness Road turn right for the main site. The visitor centre and car park are one mile along the entrance track.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Group booking information
Group visits are more than welcome as long as they let the reserve know in advance. Please let us know the date you wish to visit, the number of people you intend to bring, how you are travelling (ie by coach) and what time you are due to arrive at the reserve.
Schools booking information
Our education programme currently caters for Key Stage 1 and 2 school children. Learn about a pond habitat and what lives inside it and identify minibeasts using keys. Learn about foodchains and lifecycles of various pond wildlife. Learn how to spot birds using binoculars and identify key features of different species of bird.
Education sessions can last half a day or a full day and can cater for one or two classes at a time. Please see our education page for more information, prices and how to book.
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- RSPB Dungeness, Dungeness Rd, Romney Marsh TN29 9PN
- 01797 320588
UK Nature Breaks
Why not stop over with UK Nature Breaks to make the most of your visit and what nature has to offer. 10% of every accommodation booking will be donated to the RSPB.
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