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Northiam in East Sussex

Northiam has everything expected of a village rich in history- old cottages, fine houses, even a parish-pump on the green. From the restored railway station you can take an exciting ride on the steam train along the Rother Valley either to Tenterden or Bodiam. Alternatively, travel by an enchanting pleasure-boat on the Rother from Northiam to Bodiam.

The fine Church of St Mary's, dating from 1090, houses the Pony and Hand Hearse made for the 1887 Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

Near the church a time-battered Oak stands on the Village Green at the spot where Queen Elizabeth stopped on her way to Rye and enjoyed a meal made by George Bishop and family from Hayes Farm. The Virgin Queen left behind in Northiam a lasting memento of Her visit-namely a pair of green damask shoes. In May 1944 four Prime Ministers gathered on the playing fields for a final inspection of the troops of Southern Command before D Day. Their names are recorded on the gates erected by the parish to Commemorate the visit.

The St Francis Hospital for animals flourishes in Northiam on land given by Miss Kitty Comport to the Sussex Blue Cross.

The gardens of the Tudor house Great Dixter have been made famous by Christopher Lloyd, author and television gardener. Great Dixter was bought in 1910 by Nathaniel Lloyd, author of books on brickwork and topiary and restored by Edwin Lutyens. Nathaniel designed the framework of the garden which Christopher Lloyd has made world-renowned with his planting designs.

Another Fine property is Brickwall House originally the home of The Frewen Family. Open to the public on certain days, it is now a College with fine pictures and extensive gardens.

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What's On in Northiam?

  • Children's Fun Time

    Friday 28th October @ 9:00am
    Location: Tenterden

    Please see reception for more details and to book your space now! ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 28th October @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market sells local produce which includes: Cakes, Preserves, Savouries, Free Range Eggs, Seasonal Vegetables and Fruit, Unusual Plants, ... more

  • Wild Woodland Holiday Club

    Friday 28th October @ 10:00am
    Location: Beckley

    A whole day of spooktacular fun for Halloween with pumpkins, besom brooms, twig skeletons and some campfire cooking. Bring a ... more

  • Creepy Claws Wild Animal Show

    Friday 28th October @ 1:00pm
    Location: Tenterden

    Please see reception for more details and to book your space now! ... more

  • Fright Night Express

    Friday 28th October
    Location: Tenterden

    Come in your scariest fancy dress! Booking essential. ... more

  • Game of Rye at the Bistro

    Friday 28th October
    Location: Rye

    Five course “Game of Rye” tasting menu at £35pp (additional beverage pairing available at £20pp). All game caught within a ... more

  • Wave Rave

    Friday 28th October @ 6:30pm
    Location: Tenterden

    A special session ideal for those aged 8-14 where we add some serious sounds, games, inflatables and party with DJ ... more

  • New England Fall

    Friday 28th October
    Location: Iden

    Brian Gallop will be sharing his knowledge of ornithology along with his photographic expertise. Talk presented by Iden Natural History ... more

  • Steve East at Olde Worlde Wines

    Friday 28th October
    Location: Rye

    A solo artist who performs a mix of rock and pop acoustic covers and original material about love, booze and ... more

  • Leigh Highwood Band

    Friday 28th October @ 9:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Leigh Highwood Band playing at Wipers. Please check website for updates as music listing may be subject to change. ... more


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