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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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Tourist attractions Rye : Things to see and do

  • 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

    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

    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

  • Rye Lodge Hotel & Spa

    Hilders Cliff GB - Rye TN31 7LD

    Rye Lodge Hotel & Spa is in the centre of the historical town of Rye, high on the East Cliff with views across the river. It has free Wi-Fi, free parking, a champagne bar and a swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. Rye Lodge Hotel & Spa is 200 metres fr..

  • The George In Rye Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    98 High Street GB - Rye TN31 7JT

    Prix Prices from : 100 £

    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..

  • The Hope Anchor

    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..

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Restaurants Rye

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

    Mermaid St GB - TN31 7EY Rye

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

    98 High St GB - TN31 7JT Rye

  • Tuscan Kitchen Quite comfortable restaurant 

    8 Lion St GB - TN31 7LB Rye

    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.

  • Webbe's at The Fish Café Quite comfortable restaurant 

    17 Tower St GB - TN31 7AT Rye

    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 - TN31 7JF Rye

    Set in a historic building in the heart of town and sister to the Margate and Canterbury restaurants of the same name. Skilful modern cooking showcases a concise selection of subtly flavoured interpretations of classic Indian dishes.

  • Ship Inn Traditional pubs serving food 

    The Strand GB - TN31 7DB Rye

    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 ..

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