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Fairlight in East Sussex

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Fairlight is situated five miles from the ancient towns of Rye, Hastings and Battle. It has the area known as "The Firehills" which forms part of Hastings Country Park with 500 acres of cliff walks, unspoiled wooded countryside and magnificent coastal views. Here there is free parking for walkers and bird watchers, with a tearoom and picnic area.

The parish church, built in 1845, has an 82 ft tower which is open to visitors during the summer.

The village is mentioned in records of 1220 as Farlegh. William the Conquerer gave Fairlight Manor, which is now Stonelynk Farm, to a French Countess.

In the days of smuggling, contraband goods were landed at Fairlight and brought inland by a tunnel. Stream House was used by smugglers which, in those days, was three cottages known as Stream Houses.

At the turn of the century a local gun battery practised firing at Fairlight which probably gave rise to the name "The Firehills" and nearby Battery Hill.

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  • Jazz Supper at The Mermaid

    Thursday 30th June
    Location: Rye

    The Mermaid’s jazz concert series continues with trumpeter Paul Higgs performing his world-class show - ‘Miles and Louis’ - a ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 1st July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market sells local produce which includes: Cakes, Preserves, Savouries, Free Range Eggs, Seasonal Vegetables and Fruit, Unusual Plants, ... more

  • Local Heroes

    Friday 1st July @ 9:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Local Heroes playing at Wipers. Please check website for updates as music listing may be subject to change. ... more

  • An Introduction to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve... P

    Saturday 2nd July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    In this third and final walk of the series, Barry Yates, the nature reserve’s manager, will explore the southwest part ... more

  • Grand Monthly Jumble

    Saturday 2nd July @ 10:30am
    Location: Rye

    Grand Jumble Sale in aid of ARRCC on the first Saturday of every month starting 7th May 2016. The Warehouse ... more

  • Under Winchelsea cellar tours

    Saturday 2nd July @ 2:00pm
    Location: Winchelsea

    Winchelsea boasts over 50 medieval cellars, a number rivalled only in Bristol, Southampton and Norwich. They were all built between ... more

  • Binoculars and Beyond

    Sunday 3rd July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    A short course for beginner birdwatchers, learning to identify some of our common waders, gulls and terns that nest here. ... more

  • Rye Ukelele Festival 2016

    Sunday 3rd July
    Location: Rye

    The 2nd Rye Ukulele Festival! Featuring ukulele groups from all over the South East. There will be a Big Busk, ... more

  • Almond Brothers

    Sunday 3rd July @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Almond Brothers playing at Wipers. Please check website for updates as music listing may be subject to change. ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 8th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market sells local produce which includes: Cakes, Preserves, Savouries, Free Range Eggs, Seasonal Vegetables and Fruit, Unusual Plants, ... more

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