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Rye, East Sussex

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Area Covered:This guide covers Rye and its surrounding area which includes Rye Harbour, Rye Foreign, Playden, Iden, Peasmarsh, Beckley, Four Oaks, Northiam, Camber, East Guldeford, Winchelsea, Winchelsea Beach, Icklesham, Udimore, Cockmarling and Broad Oak Brede.
Where:At the far south-eastern corner of East Sussex, the ancient town of Rye sits on a hill overlooking Romney Marsh. Once an important Cinque Port, today Rye is some distance from the sea at Rye Harbour.
Why Visit:For good food lovers, Rye is world renowned for its fine seafood, especially its Rye Bay scallops and nearby for Romney Marsh lamb. The town boasts a plethora of cobbled streets and medieval, Tudor and Georgian architecture making it the perfect place for amblers. There are plenty of small independent shops for hours of gentle browsing if the English weather fails to deliver sunshine. The surrounding countryside is dotted with pretty villages and country pubs. The beach at nearby Camber Sands is vast, safe and a firm family favourite.
Places of Interest:In Rye itself we recommend Rye Castle Museum, Rye Pottery and Lamb House (National Trust). Nearby Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Great Dixter House and Gardens in Northiam and Camber Castle are all well worth a visit.
Using this Guide:Use the navigation bar on the left to click through to our guide to accommodation in Rye (the best hotels, B&B's, guest houses and self-catering accommodation), our guide to eating out in Rye (the best restaurants, bistros, cafes, tea shops, pubs, bars and country pubs) and a directory of local food sources (shops, markets and specialist local food suppliers in Rye).