Rye is a small town located in East Sussex, England, around two miles from the open sea. Officially a civil parish, Rye has history associated with the sea, including being involved with smuggling gangs of the 18th and 19th centuries. The town features a number of hotels, guesthouses, B&B's and restaurants, as well as other attractions such as Rye Harbour, which has facilities for yachts and other vessels.
The town lies by the A268 and A259 roads, and is easily accessed by most avenues of transport. The Rye Castle Museum is located on two sites, in East Street and at the Ypres Castle and features a number of artefacts and information on the local history of the area.
One of England most famous actresses, Dame Ellen Terry, lived and died here. There is lots of interesting memorabilia here pertaining to her wonderful life. Located 6 miles North of Rye. (01580 762 334)
Go for a delightful walk along this street to vies the 15th century houses here with their unusual name plates
Church of St Mary
This ornate church originated in the mid 12th century. A highlight here, if you are energetic enough, is to climb the wooden stair case to the Bell Tower, you will be rewarded with a great view. (01797 224 935)
1066 Country Walk
If you are up to a 31 mile walk this is a great one to take. The track goes from Rye to Battle and joins up with the South Downs Way.
Some of Henry James books were penned in this house due to the fact her lived here between 1898 and 1916. The house if full of momentoes of his life and work. Located in West Street. (01892 226 728)