Situated between the Walland and Romney Marshes, Brookland has a history of smuggling. In 1821 a notorious group called ‘The Aldington Gang’ were confronted at Camber whilst bringing contraband ashore. Some 200 men fled across marshland to Brookland where the ensuing fight resulted in 5 people being killed and their leader, Cephus Quested, duly being tried and hung at Newgate prison. Nowadays life is a lot quieter particularly as the A259 by-passes the village.
The perfect way to discover Rye. Rye Heritage Centre provides an ideal introduction to the town with the Story of … more
Climb the Church Tower for amazing views of Rye and the surrounding countryside! View the mechanism of the oldest working … more
Haydens is a small, family-run, environmentally friendly B&B right in the heart of the ancient market town of Rye, an … more
This fascinating Grade II* listed house of immense historical interest was built around 1520 and boasts the original Tudor turning … more
One of England’s oldest and loveliest inns, with Norman cellars dating from 1156, the Mermaid, rebuilt in 1420, offers tradition … more
The Gallivant Restaurant With Rooms is across the road from the dunes and the beautiful sandy beach beyond. Inspired by … more