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Woodgate_Farm_wide_neg Great Dixter Gardens

Places of Interest

Gardens & Vineyards

Cultural & Historical Towns

Rye & Rye Bay Local Gardens Royal Tunbridge Wells The Kite Surf Centre Rother Valley Railway Battle & Abbey Bodiam Castle Hastings 1066 English Heritage The National Trust

Woodgate Farm is situated between three historical towns: Rye, Hastings & Tunbridge Wells.  Both East Sussex and Kent are home to many National Trust properties and gardens, most within easy driving distance from Beckley. There are also a wide range of English Heritage sites including the famous Battle Abbey and battleground.


Within 3 miles of Woodgate Farm are the wonderful gardens and house of Great Dixter, the Rother Valley Railway, where you can catch a steam train to Bodiam Castle or alternatively take the local boat down the River Rother to the castle.


Hastings is a seaside resort with an historical old town and modern shopping facilities. Enjoy the gardens and architecture of Decimus Burton in nearby St Leonards, which also boasts a delightful array of coffee and lunch spots on the seafront. Hastings also has a delightful cliff side nature reserve with magnificent walks along the coast.


Rye is a medieval town with cobbled streets, one of the ancient  Cinque ports. There are many good restaurants and a wonderful wetland nature reserve on the coast.


Royal Tunbridge Wells boasts an excellent shopping complex and also an old town area, the Pantiles with its spring water and old shops.


Visit also the 12 Medievel Churches of Romney Marsh. Enjoy the medievel architecture, collect the keys to some churches from nearby pubs. Emerse yourself in the history of this historic area.


Woodgate Farm is an ideal spot to relax, walk and enjoy the best of British culture.



Pashley Manor Rye Video

Places to Visit


10 minutes from Woodgate Farm


Great Dixter seen on BBC FOUR



Great Dixter was the subject of the first episode of a four part series entitled  ‘British Gardens in Time’.


The series explores iconic British gardens, starting with Great Dixter.


Oxney Organic Vineyard