Winchelsea is a small, serene town brimming with character. You can spend days here and it is well worth exploring. The town’s got some delightful views and is right on the coast. The views are breathtaking and there a soft breeze that blows through all day. It’s got a pub and a motel and they both provide accommodation and two meals a day. There’s even a coffee shop to sit at and a curl up with your book for a couple of hours while you sip a warm cuppa. The town gates are a relic of that past but add so much character to the architecture of Winchelsea. The church of St Thomas is a medieval gem and is another stop of your tour of town and there’s a well-curated museum attached to it. The grave of the much-loved comedian Spike Lee is housed in the churchyard and has visitors all year. The town mainly runs on tourism with hotels, restaurants, and travel and leisure services being responsible for the majority of employment in the town. This being said, the economy of Winchelsea is quite healthy and growing with a variety of organisations that have propped up over the years.
Hastings Local Radio
Music is a big part of Winchelsea and Rye. The town has been conducting the Rye Jazz Festival for 7 years now and it has become one of Englands premier jazz festivals and is now popular with listeners across the board. With such a love for music, Winchelsea is proud to have their own local radio station that plays tunes from all over England for our residents. Hastings Local Radio is true local radio for Hastings, east Sussex providing news, sport, features, interviews and the latest information for Hasting, East Sussex.
Rye, Winchelsea & District Memorial Hospital
The closest hospital to Winchelsea is the Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital. It houses 19 beds and is an intermediate care hospital. All the clinical activities of the hospital have been leased and are managed by the East Sussex Healthcare Trust. The hospital has inpatient care that is very highly regarded. It also has outpatient clinics along with district and visiting health teams that visit the hospital and have workshops from time to time.
The Rye Library is the local library for Winchelsea. With a huge art and music culture in the town, reading comes quite naturally to the locals. The library will always be milling with students from the local schools and colleges. Whether you want to read the newspaper or catch up on your weekend read, the Rye Library is a great place to grab a cup of coffee and curl up with your book for the next hour.
- Monday: 9am-5:30pm
- Tuesday: 9am-5:30pm
- Wednesday: 10am-5:30pm
- Thursday: 9am-5:30pm
- Friday: 9am-5:30pm
- Saturday: 9am-5pm
Education And Other Services
The town has 5 Primary Schools that cater to student below grade 6 and this is a huge selling point for the locals as they have a large number of options to choose from.
This gives them the ability to choose a school best suited to their child. It also a college that caters to the senior students along with a post office and a Chamber of commerce.