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Fairlight Church Tower

The Most Magnificent view in the Area
Views from the tower of St Andrews Fairlight .

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The church at Fairlight originally dated from 1180, and was rebuilt in 1846 when the old building had become unsafe. The church standing as it does at 536ft above sea level, and the tower a further 82 ft higher, provides a magnificent platform for viewing the surrounding area.

This church is the only one that I know where the church encourages the bells to be rung by visitors. The first floor of the tower has the bell pulls, and the second floor, the bells - a bit noisy if you are passing while they are being rung.

Once you reach the top, take a look at the magnificent weather cock. If you look South on a clear day you can see the cliffs on the French coast.

To the East you have before you the whole sweep of Rye Bay, from Pett level through to the Dungeness Power Station. Inland there are the towns of Rye and Winchelsea rising above Romney Marsh. In the distance you can see the white cliffs at Folkestone.

To the North the village of Pett, and in the distance the high Weald.

Finally to the West , the Country Park leading towards Hastings, and in the distance Pevensey Bay and Eastbourne.

Fairlight church tower is only open to the public on Weekends in May, June and July,
but is open daily throughout August.


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