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This delightful little hillside town and its multitude of red-roofed houses, stretching up to a squat church, can be seen from afar. Centuries of genteel decline have not detracted from Rye's charming townscape, its medieval fabric often sporting a Georgian exterior. Rye retains its small port, though the sea's retreat has left the town 3km inland. The old town gives onto the surrounding landscape in spectacular fashion; nearby Bodiam Castle overlooks the River Rother.

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  • The Old Town of Rye Recommended Recommended

    Strand Quay GB - Rye TN31 7AY

    With its steep, intricate little streets, the old quarter of Rye displays a wealth of different building materials and offers sudden glimpses of the countryside. It is worth setting out on foot to explore Mermaid Street, a pretty little cobblestone r..

  • High Street

    st. High GB - Rye TN31

    Among the delights of the long and gently winding street is the Dutch gabled Old Grammar School of 1636. The round towers of the Landgate mark the point where the isthmus connected the island port with the mainland.

  • Ypres Tower

    3 st. East GB - Rye TN31 7JY

    This sturdy little 13C citadel on its clifftop perch, long used as a prison, is now home to the Rye Castle Museum.

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Hotels Rye

  • Mermaid Inn

    Mermaid Street GB - Rye TN31 7EY

    With Norman cellars dating back to the 12th century and secret passageways in some of its rooms, this inn offers historic accommodation in Rye. It has a huge open log fireplace in the bar, and an award-winning restaurant. Rebuilt in 1420, The Mermai..

  • Playden Oasts Hotel

    Rye Road GB - Rye TN317UL

    Offering characterful accommodation centred around 2 East Sussex oast houses, Playden Oasts Hotel is just 1 mile from the centre of Rye. There are 2 restaurants, a bar, free parking and free Wi-Fi at this hotel. Each room has en suite bathroom facil..

  • The River Haven Hotel

    Quayside, Winchelsea Road GB - Rye TN31 7EL

    Prix Prices from : 75 £

    Situated in the historic town of Rye, The River Haven Hotel is on the Strand Quay overlooking the River Tillingham. Rye Rail Station is a leisurely 10-minute walk away. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the conservatory restaurant, and..

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Restaurants Rye

  • Tuscan Kitchen Quite comfortable restaurant 

    8 Lion St GB - Rye TN31 7LB

    Centrally located, with dark wood tables, studded leather chairs, Italian memorabilia and even a stuffed wild boar. Rustic, classical cooking with everything homemade. The olive oil comes from the family farm in Tuscany.

  • Ship Inn Traditional pubs serving food 

    The Strand GB - Rye TN31 7DB

    16C former warehouse on the quayside; now a laid-back pub with quirky styling incorporating stuffed boars heads, fairy lights and retro posters. Concise daily menu of flavoursome pub favourites with a modern twist; steak is a popular choice. Compact ..

  • Mermaid Inn Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Mermaid St. GB - Rye Foreign TN31 7EY

  • Webbe's at The Fish Café Quite comfortable restaurant 

    17 Tower St. GB - Rye Foreign TN31 7AT

    Relaxed café in a former antiques warehouse and teddy bear factory, with terracotta-coloured brick walls, a small counter and a cookery school above. Extensive menus offer simply prepared seafood from the Rye and Hastings day boats.

  • Ambrette Quite comfortable restaurant 

    24 High St GB - Rye TN31 7JF

    Set in a historic building with a fine Georgian façade and an elegant, formal interior: sister to the Margate restaurant of the same name. Skilful, modern, subtly flavoured interpretations of traditional Indian dishes.

  • George in Rye Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    98 High St. GB - Rye Foreign TN31 7JT

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