Winchelsea is a small 13th century town carefully planned to replace the port washed away by a great storm in 1287. It remains a peaceful collection of picturesque houses, more a village than a town. Visitors by train must walk ¾ mile (the last part steeply uphill) to enter through one of the ancient gates.
The history of Winchelsea and the Cinque Ports. Crafts, models, maps and archaeological finds.
Open from May 2022, see website.