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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.

Other Towns and Villages Near Fairlight

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  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 24th May @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Local Produce, Cakes, Jams, Crafts and more. ... more

  • I Spy

    Saturday 25th May for 9 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Hastings

    Think YOU’VE got what it TAKES to be a DETECTIVE? Put your SKILLS to the TEST! Examine the evidence, follow ... more

  • Bank Holiday Craft Fayre

    Saturday 25th May @ 11:00am
    Location: Fairlight

    Bank Holiday Craft Fayre at Fairlight Lodge Hotel, Fairlight Lodge Hotel Fairlight, East Sussex TN35 5DR on Saturday 25 May ... more

  • Craft Fayre

    Saturday 25th May @ 11:00am
    Location: Fairlight

    Craft Fayre at Fairlight Lodge Hotel. Lots of artisan stalls. Refreshments provided by the hotel. ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 31st May @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Local Produce, Cakes, Jams, Crafts and more. ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 7th June @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Local Produce, Cakes, Jams, Crafts and more. ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 14th June @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Local Produce, Cakes, Jams, Crafts and more. ... more

  • An Offer He Can't Refuse

    Sunday 16th June @ 10:00am
    Location: Hastings

    This Father’s Day…Treat Dad to a truly unique experience at The True CRIME Museum, Hastings. Discover historic cases with hundreds ... more

  • Craft Fayre

    Sunday 16th June @ 11:00am
    Location: Winchelsea Beach

    Craft Fayre at Winchelsea Beach Community Hall, Sea Road, Winchelsea Beach, East Sussex TN36 4NAR on Sunday 16 June 2019 ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 21st June @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Local Produce, Cakes, Jams, Crafts and more. ... more

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