More on Newhaven
Human settlement in the Newhaven area goes back to the Bronze Age. During the Anglo-Saxon period, a village was established here called Meeching. This developed into present-day Newhaven.
Newhaven was just a small village until the mid 19th century, when the London Brighton and South Coast Railway line was built to Lewes. The railway company funded the dredging of the channel as well as the construction of wharf and harbor facilities. It enabled cross channel ferry services to be introduced.
Take the A21 road from
Newhaven also has a ferry service connecting it with Dieppe and
Sights & Attractions to visit in Newhaven
- Newhaven Fort
Main landmark in Newhaven town.
- Newhaven Local & Maritime Museum
Museum recounting the history of the town and its harbor.
- St Michael’s Church
Parish church for Newhaven. It is shared between the Church of England and the Methodist communities.