Historic Places to Visit

Rye and its surrounding area has a huge range of attractions ranging from Sissisnghurst Garden to Bodiam Castle and the miniature railway at Romney. If you are planning a short break there are plenty of attractions to visit and places to eat while you stay at Strand House.


Rye Town – full of little shops, tea rooms and winding street with old buildings and a Castle. Setting for the Mapp and Lucia stories by EF Benson.

Winchelsea Town – preserved medieval town with a church, museum, parts of the old defensive walls. Wonderful deli and tea shop. England's smallest town.

Hastings Old Town - for period charm and funny little shops near the sea front.

Canterbury - a stunning cathedral and ancient walled town to explore.

Castles at Bodiam, Camber, Pevensey, Rye Castle and Dover Castle.

Historic houses and buildings at Battle Abbey, Castleston House & De la Warr Pavillion.