This East Sussex port and
seaside town at the mouth of the River Ouse
only became a ‘new’ place in the wake of a
violent storm in the 16th century.
It sealed the mouth of the River Ouse and created a new outlet here.
The first royal passenger on a local ferry service to Dieppe was the French king Louis-Philippe as he fled from the French Revolution.
A modern harbour has continued this tradition and has maintained Newhaven’s reputation as a cross-Channel destination.
Ironically, Newhaven Fort, which contains a museum, was built as a defence against Napoleon.