Use Winchelsea Stations beautiful new finger post to get your bearings when you exit the station. This community idea comes as part of improvements for the Passenger Benefit Fund Scheme.

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Set among the green valleys, wooded hills, open grazing marshes and winding rivers of the High Weald, the ancient town of Winchelsea is a wonderfully hidden place. Its 13th century stone gates beckon you to explore the mysteries within.

At its centre is St Thomas the Martyr Church, its spectacular stained glass windows casting a watery glow on its interior. Designed by Scottish artist Douglas Strachan, the windows are arguably the best and most complete collection of his work and must be seen to be believed. In the churchyard lies comedian Spike Milligan’s grave, his headstone bearing the words ‘I told you I was ill’.

The Court Hall Museum contains displays and exhibits that illustrate the history of Winchelsea, including Old Winchelsea, ‘the drowned city’ that now lies somewhere under Rye Harbour. You’ll also find maps, models, pictures, seals, local pottery and items of daily life from the area.

The Winchelsea cellars, or undercrofts, are an important part of the town’s medieval history and 33 of them are accessible via regular tours. They lie mostly in the northern quadrant nearest to the river Brede, and their tops can be seen from ground level – though their true size and beauty must be appreciated from underneath. Find out more about the history of Winchelsea.