I won’t lie…I love the snow so you can imagine the high pitch screams of joy that G awoke to when I realised it had snowed overnight during our mini break to Kent.  As we made our way through Kent to East Sussex, the snow was settling and turning it into a beautiful winter wonderland unfortunately the snow doesn’t really settle in Rye but we still enjoyed our snowy day out to Rye…albeit my fingers are still a bit frosty.

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

Parking the car, we went for a wander around the town…G’s mum has wanted to visit Rye for years as it’s always popping up on those day time antique tv shows (yes I love them as well!) and this was my second visit to Rye as it’s a rather easy day trip from London on the train which I had done in the past many a moon ago.

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

G’s mum knows I love a good door photo…so she found me a door…bless her little cotton socks!

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

The high street is a tad tight with cars and little boutique shops which are good for shopping (however it did feel a lot more commercial on this visit unfortunately)…

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

…it didn’t stop us window shopping (my frugal friday spreadsheet has curbed my shopping like no ones business!)…

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

…G’s mum said this was her dream house so of course we peered through the window to have a snoop inside (best thing about the winter months, it’s good for snooping inside other peoples houses when they have the lights on!)…you can even see the old man reading his newspaper in the living room…

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

…I found myself another door to photograph which was part of a delightful wobbly house…

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

…we pondered about having a cup of tea to warm up our frosty fingers…

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

…but decided to descend Mermaid Street aka England’s most photogenic street!

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

Mermaid Street is very pretty…full of dainty buildings…

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

…wobbly buildings…

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

…little houses with two front doors..one for Arthur and one for Martha…

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

…another rather fetching door or three which I’m sure would be more photogenic during the summer months…

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

…and a rather old wobbly pub called The Mermaid Inn with gorgeous stained glass windows (built in 1420)

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

…and flower boxes outside full of brightly coloured cyclamens which offered a pop of winter colour….

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

…someone offered a really good piece of advice…

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

…not sure why you want to stick feathers up your bottom…obviously some things tickle other peoples bottoms more than others.

So Mermaid Street is rather picture perfect and photogenic to boot but we had the cutest experience ever of seeing a little man who lived in one of the houses trying to clean the street with his little brush with no bristles and a watering can while it was snowing…we stood and watched him go about his business…he had also left his front door wide open so we got a little peek inside as we walked past…he was such a little character and really made our day with his Mermaid Street shenanigans.

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

^^He really did add a huge dose of personality to the street and I just wanted to give him a cuddle but you know this is England and cuddling is frowned upon!

After our jolly and chilly walk around Rye where it was snowing but not settling…just think how wonderful it would have looked it if the snow had settled…it was time for a hot chocolate and a slice of gluten free cake to warm up our frosty fingers…we found G tucked up inside Hayden’s enjoying a cup of coffee…

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

…after the rather delicious gluten free cake and scone the day before in Chilham…things fell a bit short at Hayden’s on the gluten free cake front…

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

…it was lemon drizzle which was fine, I do love a grand ol’ piece of lemon drizzle cake however it had so much sugar in it that it made my teeth feel funny…

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

…and G’s mum found clumps of sugar inside her cake…someone needs to put a bit more elbow grease into mixing everything together before chucking the cake in the oven!  It wasn’t bad overall but it wasn’t good either.  The hot chocolate wasn’t bad.

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

Travel Tips for a Day Trip to Rye, East Sussex

  • Rye is an easy day trip via train ex London and why not check out this post on other easy peasy day trips from London by train.
  • If you are arriving by car then there are a number of car parks dotted around the town, we were lucky enough to find parking on the main street for our visit
  • There are a number of little tea shops that offer gluten free food; we headed to Hayden’s which was okay but I wouldn’t return.  The Cobbles Tea Room also has gluten free options available but unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to try.
  • Rye has a number of little antique shops to rummage through if you love a bit of bargain hunting
  • The town is very popular during the summer weekends so you need to time your visit wisely unless you like rambling through towns with every Tom, Dick and Harry…we thought Saturday during February was perfect for our Day Trip to Rye. 
  • Another cute little spot in East Sussex to visit is Alfriston…the home of the first National Trust property in England
  • Flat Shoes are required as Mermaid Street is extremely wonky to walk up!

England Travel Inspiration - a trip to the English County of East Sussex calls for a visit to the British treasure that is Rye. Full of cobbled streets including the insta-famous Mermaid Street, tea rooms and antique shops; Rye is a perfect destination for a day out from London or a mini staycation. The British Isles is full of wonderful places to visit on your next vacation - pop over to the blog to see more hidden gems in the Britain including my snowy day out to Rye!

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Last Christmas Eve back home in New Zealand I shared a photo on instagram of Alfriston where we were collecting strawberries from…a while later Sian from Gluten Free Mrs D asked if I had visited Alfriston in England as it was a beautiful spot and from that moment on, I was determined to visit!

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

So a few weeks ago, I popped down to Alfriston in East Sussex and then onto my old home town of Arundel in West Sussex.  The first stop on this rainy Saturday morning was Alfriston…I wasn’t too sure sure what to expect so did what any sensible young lady would do….

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…I ate cake…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…and promptly fell in love with this great quote!

After a spot of sugar, a cuppa and a wee (it was a long drive from Bedford to Alfriston!)...it was time to become a ninja tourist…basically I was trying to dodge raindrops…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…that kept finding my camera…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…but this Kiwi is pretty determined to get a photo or two of some wobbly buildings.

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

How gorgeous is this pub, the George Inn…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…I’m not a big pub person (weirdly I visited 2 pubs last weekend in Bedfordshire…that is probably the most I’ve visited in one year!)….

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…honestly he didn’t have a bad side to photograph…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…are pubs boys?!?!…castles are girls right??!?  Well it is called George!

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

 

Continuing down the cute little high street that has a few little boutique shops to explore (and they are worth exploring!)…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…and then I stumbled on a few more little cafes selling cake (seriously Alfriston is good for exploring and cake eating!)…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…finally I found a little sign pointing me in the direction of why I was visiting Alfriston (and you thought it was only for cake….so so so wrong…I can be cultured occasionally!)

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

First stop was the church…let’s go for a little snoop inside…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…mind the wild flowers…luckily my giant clown feet didn’t kill any…phew…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…stopping for a little church shoefie (it’s all about the harvest!)

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…admiring the pretty windows…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…and floral displays that the ladies were working on…chatting away quietly to each other…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…stopping to read this remembrance message of a solider killed at El Alamein in Egypt at only 20 years of age…so young…the El Alamein memorial along with Tobruk in Libya are very special spots to visit if you ever get a chance…so many sons lost their lives in foreign lands…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…and then I was saddened to see another church requiring money for restoration work…why are so many churches in England in this state at the moment?!?

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

You’ll probably think me weird (possibly even weirder if you’re a long time reader) but I love tip toeing around graveyards…looking at the inscriptions on headstones, trying to work out the persons story…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…each one unique in their own special way…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…beautifully maintained…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…often with views overlooking the village!

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

Next stop was the Alfriston Clergy House…come this way while minding the rain drop on the photo…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…yes a wobbly thatched house you can enter…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…the Alfriston Clergy House is a National Trust property which you can enter for free if you’re a member…don’t worry…I’ll take one for the team and get a soggy bottom…it was pouring cats and rather fat dogs….

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…the door without my umbrella…super cute right?!?!…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…and it was actually the National Trusts very first property in their portfolio….

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…so if you’re a huge National Trust fan then make sure you pop in…if you can’t make it, don’t fret…follow me…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…take a moment to sniff the flowers…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…and mind your head…it hurts…trust me I know…5’11 doesn’t bode well in old wobbly houses.

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

The Alfriston Clergy House is a 14th century Wealden Hall House…so you have a comfy living space…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…and then a rather large hall area…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…the house was in desperate need of repair when the National Trust acquired it so some of the repairs aren’t quite what they should be…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…including the lack of a loo!

So you know the oak leaf emblem of National Trust…see if you can spot it in this photo…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…they say that the gentleman that designed the emblem visited the property for inspiration and lo and behold the leaf appeared as the NT symbol and is still used today.  The leaf in the woodwork is the wood workers signature as he probably couldn’t read or write so he left his signature with a tiny design in the wood that he was working in…in this case it was oak.

I spent a long time chatting with one of the volunteers at the Clergy House whom was so knowledgeable…we chatted for so long that his tea was cold and needed to be replaced…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…a real English first world problem folks!

Leaving the church and Clergy House behind me…I wandered off back to the high street…all the while feeling like I was getting watched….

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…then I spotted him…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…waved and took a photo of the big bad monster who then decided to be camera shy…they do say never work with kids or animals!

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

Now if the George Inn is busy…just walk across the road to this little pub, The Star Inn…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…how cute is this couple, I just couldn’t resist.

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

It seemed like it was perfect basket carrying weather…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…and for taking a horse ride!

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

If only I could have fitted in a scone but I was still filled to the brim from my piece of cake…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…so I did what I do best…I took some photos of doors…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…my obsession with doors is bad, I know…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…I’ve stopped buying shoes but started photographing doors…

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

…do I need help?!?!

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

Travel Tips for Alfriston, East Sussex

England Travel Inspiration - the cute little village of Alfriston in East Sussex; home to the National Trust property, Alfriston Clergy House...one of England's most famous historic buildings. East Sussex is a beautiful county and should be added to your list of places to visit in the United Kingdom...from pretty churches to stunning countryside. Click to see more beautiful photos of the UK.

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