A small 13th century town carefully planned to replace the port washed away by a great storm in 1287. Winchelsea 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 May-Sep, TWThFS 1030-1630, Sun 1400-1700.