The Lookout is located in Rye, East Sussex, famous as one of the historic Cinque Ports. With views over the surrounding area and an easy stroll into town, The Lookout is a great place from which to enjoy Rye and explore the attractions of the area: Camber Sands, Winchelsea, Camber Castle, and more.
Rye is a 20 minute train journey away from Ashford International station, which connects to London St Pancras using the high speed link (38 minutes) – it is therefore possible to get from St Pancras to Rye in just over one hour!
Trains from London St Pancras Domestic (STP) to Ashford International (AFK) leave twice every hour – please check the current timetable for best connecting times from Ashford to Rye (Platform 1, journey time 23 minutes).
Trains leave from Rye towards Ashford every hour – there is short wait in Ashford for the high speed train back to St Pancras (Platform 5).
Please check current timetable and platform numbers at your time of travel.
1) FROM M25 (ANTICLOCKWISE DIRECTION)
Take M25 (anticlockwise) to Junction 5, then M26 (signposted Maidstone) to M20. Leave M20 at Junction 10 and take A2070 signed to Lydd and Brenzett. Follow A2070 to Brookland roundabout (Total petrol station) junction, then take A259 (straight on) signed to Rye and Hastings. This road continues onto Rye.
FROM M25 (CLOCKWISE DIRECTION)
Take Junction 3 onto the M20. Continue as per instructions to Rye as above (M25 anticlockwise)
3) FROM A2/M2
Take A2 out of London, leading onto M2. Leave M2 at Junction 3 and take A229 to join M20 at Junction 6. Continue down M20 leaving at Junction 10. Continue as per instructions to Rye as above (M25 anticlockwise).
4) FROM M25
Take Junction 5 off the M25 down the A21 (signposted Sevenoaks and Hastings). At Flimwell, turn left onto the A268 (signposted to Hawkhurst). This road continues onto Rye.
Once you reach Rye, take the one way system through Rye into Cinque Ports Street and up through the Landgate towards the town centre. Rye Lodge is located on the right hand side just beyond the Landgate.
The hotel has its own private car park at the rear of the hotel and is reserved for hotel residents on a first-come, first-served basis at a charge of £5.00 for 24 hours. This is accessible via Conduit Hill (the cobbled street off Cinque Ports Street) at the rear of the hotel. If you have a lot of luggage we recommend coming up into the High Street and pulling up on the cobbles at the front of the hotel (on the right just beyond the Landgate) where you can unload your luggage.