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Address: Winchelsea, Rye, England
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A fascinating 90 minute tour of medieval Winchelsea...

Medieval Winchelsea was one of the south coasts most significant trading ports. Like Sandwich on the Kent coast, the town grew to major importance under the reign of King Edward... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Medieval Winchelsea was one of the south coasts most significant trading ports. Like Sandwich on the Kent coast, the town grew to major importance under the reign of King Edward I. Significantly Winchelsea is every bit as much a new town as Milton Keynes and Crawley although building works started here in 1285 after old Winchelsea had perished beneath the... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We went on this tour that at first I thought had far too many people on it - in excess of 55, but when this was split into two groups and the guides were loud enough to project themselves well this was not a p Problem - the cellars are a sufficient size to take everyone as well The guide... More 

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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Wow, did our guide know his stuff?! We had a great tour around Winchelsea for almost two hours. The tour is mostly outside, with the history of the town being explained along the way and we went down into three cellars. So much information that I've no hope of retaining, but it was a really interesting way to spend a... More 

Thank Jayne R
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This is a really good insight into Winchelsea and it's interesting history. Some myth and legend but it is brought to life by this informative tour thanks to Richard our guide. The cellars are amazing and you can just imagine the activities that used to take place in some of them.

Thank Jmahg
Winchelsea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 November 2014

A most fascinating tour with a guide is to sea the existing cellars quite deep down where smuggled Liquor from France was hidden. 18th and 19th century smuggling was very lucrative and using Winchelsea was profitable and more secure. The well laid out pretty town did not look like a smugglers paradise. Summer tours are held quite frequently and well... More 

5 Thank butterfly9393
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

This visit is definitely very worthwhile. I did it a year or two ago and was delighted. I have been coming on holiday to Winchelsea since I was a small child and had always been curious to see what the cellars looked like from inside. The guide was also able to explain a lot about the history of Winchelsea, which... More 

4 Thank Anna F

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