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Popular Attractions

Castles/Museums/churches

Rye Castle/Museum
Camber Castle 5 mins
Pevensey Castle 20 mins
Herstmonceux Castle 40 mins
Bodiam Castle 25 mins
Leeds Castle 40 mins
Canterbury Cathedral Thomas a
Becket (30 minutes)

Romney Marsh Churches

Battle Abbey site of the 1066
Battle of Hastings another
ancient town full of history and
battlefields. Within 12 miles.

Beaches within 3 miles

Camber sands (Sandy beach)
Winchelsea Beach
Rye Bay

towns/gardens within 30 mins

Royal Tunbridge Wells
Sissinghurst Gardens
Pashley manor Gardens
Great Dixter

Leisure & sport

Rye Golf Club
Rye Watersports
Rye Sports Centre (swimming, squash, badminton)
Bird Watching (Rye Harbour & Pett Level)

literary rye

Lamb House Rye
E F Benson Town Walks
Rye Players & Fletcher Theatre

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Rye at a Glance - Places to Visit

Rye is just 61 miles from London and 70 minutes by train. Within a few miles of Rye lies a varied coast and countryside.  Explore a network of footpaths including long distance trails that converge on the town.  Follow the High Weald Landscape Trail, Saxon Shore Way, Royal Military Canal Walk and 1066 Country Walk.  There is a also a good network of paths for cycling.  See Coastal and 1066 Country for more details

There is no better way to explore the different areas of Rye than through a picture gallery of images taken by local photographer, Clive Sawyer whose gallery is in Rye high st.



The charm of Rye - a Medieval gem of the Cinque Ports

Ypres Tower by Clive Sawyer Rye Quay by Clive Sawyer Rye Street by Clive Sawyer
Ypres Tower, Rye Museum Rye Fishing Quay Medieval houses in Rye
St Mary's Rye by Clive Sawyer St Marys Church Tower by Clive Sawyer Rye harbour by Clive Sawyer
St Mary's Church Rye View from St Mary's Tower Rye Harbour

With enchanting cobbled streets, medieval 900 year old Church and beautifully preserved historic houses from medieval, Tudor and
Georgian times, Rye is almost suspended in time and has a
uniquely unhurried atmosphere. Compact enough to discover the
key places of interest over a few days but with plenty of secret treasures to entice you to stay much longer and to return time after time.

The unique nature of the Marshes that surround Rye make it an
outstanding location for a wide variety of wildlife This triangle of
land was designated as the Rye Harbour Site of Special Scientific
Interest (SSSI) because of the many unusual plants and animals that live here as well as the way the land has been built up by the sea over the last 500 years.

Rye has always attracted writers and artists and has an impressive number of art and photographic galleries or visit Lamb House, once home to Henry James and later to E F Benson who wrote Mapp & Lucia.  See Art & Culture. John Ryan the popular author of the Captain Pugwash & Mary Mungo and Midge made Rye his home for many years. For more even more culture, visit Paris for the day via Eurostar from Ashford International.

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