One of the UK's most perfectly preserved moated castles, featured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Open:February 11 to October 31:every day 10.30 - 18.00
November and December:Wednesday to Sunday 10.30 - 16.00
Home of Rudyard Kipling from 1902. Kipling's rooms and study are left as they were. Also on view are his Rolls Royce, the mill and gardens.
Open:14 March to 1 November:Saturday to Wednesday
House, Mill and Tearoom:11am - 5pm
Gardens and shop:11am - 5.30pm
Site of the 1066 battle of Hastings and Museum
Open:April to September:10am - 6pm
October to March:10am - 4pm
A 15th century moated castle set in 300 acres of woodland and gardens. Please view their website for a list of events and activities.
Open:April to October
William of Normandy built this castle on the old walls of the Roman fort of Anderida. The castle was later adapted to counter the threat of the Spanish Armada, Napoleon and more recently, Hitler
Open:April to October:daily 10am to 6pm or dusk.
November to March:Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.
Closed December 24, 25 and 26
The museum tells the story of Rye;an 'antient town' of the Cinque Ports, from the of the formation of Romney Marsh to Rye's 18th century fire engine and more recent history between the wars
Open:April to October:Thursday to Monday - 10.30am - 1pm;2pm - 5pm
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Ypres Tower only:November to March - 10.30am to 3.30pm (weekends only)
Rye Castle Museum
3 East Street
This landmark church was restored in the 19th Century, but some of its 11th century features remain. The oldest gravestone in the country, belonging to Jhone Colins, lies in the church ground. This attraction is close to Batemans, as listed above.
Open:8.00am to dusk (6.00pm in summer)
St Bartholomews Church
A Grade One listed Modernist building situated on the sea-front in Bexhill with galleries, a restaurant and a caféoverlooking the sea, open-air balconies and roof-top terrace, music events in its auditorium and, in summer, on the sea-side terrace.
Open 10.00am to 6.00pm winter and late during the summer
De La Warr Pavilion
Bexhill on Sea
Natural farming methods not only benefiting the eco-system but also producing award-winning English wines and famous farmhouse Sussex ciders. Also featuring ancient woodlands, a low energy DIY house as featured on TV, a rustic 1912 Grape Press and idyllic picnic spots
Open:April to December - every day:10am-5.30pm
January to March - weekends only:12noon - 5pm
Sedlescombe Organic Vineyards
Freephone:0800 980 2884
A 37 acre vineyard &winery, where visitors can explore the grounds and see production secrets of still and sparkling wines. Several picnic spots and a panoramic outlook over areas of 'Outstanding natural beauty'
Open:Daily:10am to 5pm (excluding December 25 to January 2)
Carr Taylor Vineyards
Wheel Lane, Westfield, Hastings,
East Sussex, TN354SG
Family home of the late Christopher Lloyd, writer, gardener and creator of this famous garden.
Open:April to October:Tuesday to Sunday:2pm - 5pm
Great Dixter House and Gardens
The National Pinetum houses the largest collection of conifers on one site in the world. The collection includes over 10,000 trees and shrubs from all five continents, many of which are rare and endangered
Open:All year. 8am till dusk (8pm in summer) Bike hire, refreshments, facilities for the disabled.
Bedgebury National Pinetum
A quintessential English garden with views across the valley. A winner of the HHA / Christie's Garden Of The Year Award - 'One of the finest gardens in England'
Open:3 April to 30 September Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays
closed Mondays, Fridays and Sundays
Pashley Manor Gardens
Seahorses, tropical sharks, stingrays, giant octopus and many other aquatic creatures explored via an underwater tunnel. Over 40 living displays recreating undersea habitats from local waters to exotic seas
Open Daily:10.00am - 5.30pm
Hastings Blue Reef Aquarium
Rock a Nore Road
Group booking enquiries:01424 444412
The only sand dune system in East Sussex with unspoilt views of sand and sea. Camber has been voted one of the top places for beachcombing in the UK.