Rye

One of East Sussex's most popular locations, Rye is a half-timbered medieval town full of unique shops.

Rye, East Sussex, England

RYE AT A GLANCE

This beautifully preserved medieval harbour town is popular with writers, artists and holidaymakers alike.
 
In the cobbled Mermaid Street is the Mermaid Inn, once a meeting place for smugglers.
 
A great place to sample traditional English food and enjoy a good lunch at the pub or fish and chips on the wharf.
 
Climb the tower of the 900-year-old St Mary's Church and enjoy the spectacular views over the tiled roofs of the city.
 
Rye is about 1.5 hours southeast of London.