'New' Winchelsea was a major port
until the 14th century. As its decline
accelerated from the 16th century, the
town became notorious for smuggling:
an 'accursed thing' against which John
Wesley wrote and preached.
Also in Winchelsea
The Court Hall museum in the High Street documents the history of the town of Winchelsea. Tours of the town's extensive medieval wine cellars available.
Hastings, both a short distance away, are worth
visiting, while Battle Abbey is just 12 miles away.
Getting there [TQ9017]
Car: 2 miles to Rye. Winchelsea can be accessed from the M20 via the A259. The Methodist chapel is on this road.
Train: Nearest stations are Rye (6 minutes by car) and Hastings (25 minutes by car).
Bus: Hastings to Rye bus service.
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