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Denge Sound Mirrors

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Off Prior Road | Romney Marsh, Lydd, England
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Wait for the open days.

Quite a walk over uneven gravel to see the mirrors. Worth seeing but sad they are not better... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Sue S
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London, United Kingdom
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Relics of a bygone age.

Idea that predated radar as a listening device for aircraft. Built and operated between 1915... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Steve W
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Karratha, Australia
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Off Prior Road | Romney Marsh, Lydd, England
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Quite a walk over uneven gravel to see the mirrors. Worth seeing but sad they are not better maintained as they are an important part of our history. Possible to see them from a distance if it's not an open day, organised by the dunguness...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Idea that predated radar as a listening device for aircraft. Built and operated between 1915 - 1937. Excellent walk out on a fair day, surrounded by lake and bushland. I had limited time and took the best views from the opposite side of the little...More

1  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Quite a long walk across the shingle brings you to these three relics of the period before the invention of radar. They are an extraordinary construction and certainly worth a visit. For the past few years they are only open on certain special days but...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Remnants of an outdated technology used between 1915 and the 1930s, the three early warning acoustic mirrors at Denge located in Greatstone, Kent are the best known and most untarnished of ‘listening ears’ built along Britain’s coast. The sound mirrors can be accessed at the...More

1  Thank Jodie R
Reviewed 19 April 2015

It's a wonder how the technology of sound mirrors would have developed had not radar been invented and made them obsolete. I had seen a snippet about these 1920's oddities on the tv some time before we visited the Dungeness peninsular. We followed the local...More

Thank Hilary828
Reviewed 10 September 2014

I visited the mirrors back in the 80's when I was a teenager and in those days you could walk right out to them. Unfortunately due to vandalism and to protect them (they are apparently a scheduled monument) they are now cut off by water...More

1  Thank darrow99
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