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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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What's On in Fairlight?

  • Rye College GCSE Show

    Saturday 29th July for 30 days
    Location: Rye

    Rye Art Gallery’s annual event showcasing our local students' recent GCSE. work. Come and see this wonderfully energetic and creative ... more

  • Walk and Talk - A Guided Tour

    Saturday 29th July
    Location: Rye

    David Hopkins takes you on a historical tour of Rye - Tudor boom, bust and plague, 18th century smuggling, the ... more

  • Garden Party in aid of MS Trust

    Saturday 29th July @ 11:00am
    Location: Rye

    We are holding a garden party in the Mariners back Garden in aid of the MS Trust. Tea and coffee ... more

  • Garden Party

    Saturday 29th July @ 11:00am
    Location: Rye

    Garden Party at 15 High Street, Rye. Raffle, tombola, book stall, Ryebellion Drummers, Rye Ukulele Experiment, Rye Dance Centre and ... more

  • Winchelsea Secret Gardens

    Saturday 29th July @ 2:00pm
    Location: Winchelsea

    Winchelsea Secret Gardens in aid of ARRCC (Arts Health Well Being) Homemade cakes, tea, plant stall. ... more

  • Pett Flower Show and Craft Fayre

    Saturday 29th July
    Location: Pett

    Pett Flower Show and Craft Fayre - at Pett Recreation Ground. Brass Band, BBQ, Pimms and Beer Tent,Donkey Rides, Coconut ... more

  • Walk with a Warden

    Sunday 30th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    As the bird breeding season draws to a close and migrants start to pass south,come and look out for a ... more

  • Winchelsea Secret Gardens

    Monday 31st July @ 2:00pm
    Location: Winchelsea

    Winchelsea Secret Gardens in aid of ARRCC (Arts Health Well Being) Homemade cakes, tea, plant stall. ... more

  • 4Networking Breakfast

    Wednesday 2nd August @ 8:00am
    Location: Rye

    Networking breakfast for local business. ... more

  • Minibeasts

    Wednesday 2nd August @ 2:00pm
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Bring the family to find out about the weird and wonderful world of minibeasts. Suitable for accompanied children of all ... more

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