little town of Rye is perched on a sandstone hill at the
estuary of the river Rother, overlooking the Romney Marches.
It has a 12th century church, Augustinian Friary (the Old Monastery),
Rye Castle with its Ypres Tower and the old town wall, originally
built to protect the town from the French. The town has altered
little through the ages. Handsome Georgian buildings jostle half
timbered Tudor houses in the cobbled streets,unchanged for hundreds
of years. There are antique shops, art galleries, book shops,
potteries, splendid old inns and delightful tea shops.
For self catering accommodation in
other areas near to Rye Sussex see self
catering accommodation in Ashford & self
catering accommodation in Hastings. For tourist attractions
and places to visit in and around Sussex, please use the links
at the bottom of the page; also where to eat & drink in Sussex.