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Winchelsea - a small town packed with history

The tiny medieval hill town of Winchelsea, two miles from Rye, lies Near the River Bede in East Sussex. With only 600 occupants, Winchelsea is the smallest town in England to have its own mayor. In medieval times it was a major hub for the wine trade, and these days the wine cellars are still popular. Don't let its size fool you - it's a quirky place with lots of character, and well worth a visit.

Camber Sands - wild, windy and wonderful

Three miles from Winchelsea, Near its neighbour Rye, the village of Camber is famous for its beach area, Camber Sands. A rugged but beautiful beach, in the spring and summer its perfect for families wanting to relax, play and soak up the sun, while during winter it makes the ideal location for bracing walks.

Discover the ancient history of Rye at Rye Castle

Rye is in some ways Winchelsea's bigger brother, and its castle is the biggest local attraction. Offering families the chance to learn more about the historical smuggling trade of years gone by, highlights include a gibbet replica and the recreated medieval herb garden.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Winchelsea? Travelodge Hastings Hotel is the perfect location and less than 10 miles from the town. Travelodge Ashford Hotel is the next Nearest, around 40 minutes away.