Category: Places to Visit

These include all the local attractions like houses and gardens including Great Dixter and Pashley Manor, steam railways like the Kent and Sussex at Tenterden, the old churches on Romney Marsh, the historic towns of Winchelsea and Rye, the Toy Museum at Northiam, Hastings Old Town, the National Trust properties at Sissinghurst, Scotnet Castle and Bodiam Castle and of course the beaches at Winchelsea and Camber Sands. Not forgetting the Wildlife to be seen at Rye Nature Reserve and Dungerness RSPB.

St Thomas Church Winchelsea

Winchelsea Cellar Tours 2014

A tour round the historic medieval cellars of Winchelsea led by the Winchelsea Archaeological Society. Tours cost £5 a head and start at 2pm at Castle Street and last 90 minutes. Guidebooks are provided . To book a place call 01797 224446 or email tours@winchelsea.net. Tours are run on the following dates: April: Sun 20th, May: Sun 4th and Sat more »

Winchelsea’s Secret Gardens – 14th September

Strand House is opening its garden to visitors as part of the National Garden Scheme’s – Winchelsea’s Secret Gardens on the 14th September from 1pm – 5.30pm. We will be serving tea and cake  to visitors in the garden. The other gardens that are open on the same day: King’s Leap Sat 14 Sept (1-5.30) Magazine House Open all dates Periteau House Open more »

Things to do in Rye in poor weather

OK so the weather is not brilliant this weekend but there are fun things to do in the Rye area even if it is a bit damp from time to time. My favourite day out is to drive up to Tenterden (http://www.tenterdentown.co.uk/) which has loads of funny little shops and places to eat – so you can wander round there for more »

Winter Fun with the Wealden Times

22nd – 24th November is the Wealden Times Midwinter Fair at the WALLED GARDEN, Bedgebury Pinetum, near Goudhurst TN17 2SJ. Go there and you will find a wide array of stall with everything that you need for the perfect Christmas, vintage and modern goodies for home and garden, locally produced foods, gifts, fashion and jewelery. While you are there you more »

Rye Raft Race on 17th July

          Stay at Rye Bay Bed and breakfast and enjoy the thrills and spills! The race takes place this year on Sunday 17th July, starting at 1.15pm and rafts assembling from noon. The course will be the same as previous years,  consisting of three laps on the Rother downstream from the A259, New Road bridge. The fete more »