Things to see and do - Rye
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Rye Travel guide
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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.
Tourist attractions Rye : Things to see and do
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..
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.
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.
Watch Bell Street GB - Rye TN31 7HA
This mid-18th century former inn offers unique rooms, free Wi-Fi, and excellent views of Rye. Good food is served in the restaurant. Built around 1750 for local sailors and ship builders, The Hope Anchor is thought to have once sheltered the Tenterd..
98 High St GB - Rye TN31 7JT
This luxury, stylish hideaway is located in the centre of Rye and offers elegant, well-designed rooms, local wines and a restaurant menu infused with Mediterranean zest. The George presents a comfortable blend of old and new, creating an atmospher..
Quayside, Winchelsea Road GB - Rye TN31 7EL
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..
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.
98 High St. GB - Rye Foreign TN31 7JT
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.
Mermaid St. GB - Rye Foreign TN31 7EY
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.
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 ..