Seven Sussex and Kent Villages Worth Exploring

I’m always surprised by how much history I discover hidden away in our villages.

It’s good to talk to people as they recommend other people with local knowledge.

Here are seven villages, each with a tale to tell.

1)  Buxted. There are some very well-known names connected with Buxted.

2)  Hartfield. Of course, Hartfield is known for Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin. but the village is far older than that.

3)  East Hoathly. Famous around East Sussex for its Bonfire Night, it’s a very friendly village.

4) Laughton. Known as The Village of the Buckle, there’s a lot to discover here if you look for it.

5) Arlington. This village stretches for miles. It’s car racing track is its most famous attraction.

The next two villages are in Kent.

6) Dungeness is a strange one. It’s not a village, it’s not a town, it’s been called a desert.

7) Lynsore Bottom. My daughter discovered this hamlet. She thought the name was hilarious as my name is Lyn.


  • Lyn Funnell

    Lyn is the co-owner of Unknown Kent and Sussex. She lives in Sussex. Lyn has been writing for most of her life, both Fiction & Non-Fiction. She loves cookery & creating original recipes. She's won a lot of prizes, including Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu & on BBC The One Show as a runner-up, making her Britain's Spag Bol Queen! She has had nine books published so far. History, Travel & Restaurant Reviews are her main interests.

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