Rye East Sussex – an historic Cinque Ports town

 

Located just 10 miles from the Rocklands Self Catering Apartments is the beautiful ancient town of Rye is a historic place full of charm. At one time, the hilltop town of Rye played a major part in the defence of the English coast. Today it is a town that attracts thousands of visitors to its streets.

 

Rye Beach

Rye East Sussex Beach

 

During England’s medieval period, Rye was one of England’s most popular towns. Rye was the centre for many of the country’s musicians, artists and celebrities.

Nowadays, Rye isn’t the haven for celebrities like it once was. However, it is a place that tourists regularly visit. Rye is a perfect spot for visitors to experience the south coast of England. Quaint restaurants and cafés dot the streets, offering a variety of cuisines to travellers.

One of the most popular tourist spots in Rye is St. Mary’s Church tower. Visitors can view the area from atop the tower, seeing the beautiful architecture of Rye and the rivers that meet near the town. The Rother, Tillingham and Brede rivers meet as they flow toward the sea. St. Mary’s Church tower offers a perfect vantage point to see the natural beauty of the region.

 

Rye Cobblestone Streets

Old Cobblestone Streets of Rye East Sussex – Flickr

 

 

The vast amount of history in the area makes Rye the best spot to stay, allowing guests to explore the various historic points around it. However, Rye isn’t just about its historic streets and Georgian houses.

 

 

Rye Fishing Boat

Rye Fishing Boat – Flickr 

 

 

Rye East Sussex is famous for its seafood thanks to its location. Some of the town’s restaurants even offer up perfectly prepared seafood dishes caught that day by Rye’s fishing fleet.

Rye also offers visitors plenty of shopping as the town has some excellent shops selling furniture, antiques and other offerings to travellers. Rye has plenty of independent shops as well, to find something different than in today’s modern big box stores.

For visitors looking to get outside of the town and into its natural surroundings, travellers can head for the various walks in the area. The winding walks around Rye meander over hills and through woods full of wildlife.

Rye in autumn time is perfect for birdwatchers as flocks of birds migrating south pass through the region. Meanwhile, the warmer weather of spring and summer make Rye perfect for picnicking, sitting outside under the town’s beautiful blue skies or taking a trip down to the beach. Water sports are a popular pastime in Rye where tourists and locals enjoy a variety of leisure activities.

Full of Georgian houses and medieval charm, Rye is a perfect spot for a weekend away or an extended holiday.