With quaint medieval and Georgian houses lining winding cobbled streets, Rye is one of the most complete medieval towns remaining in England today. A renowned centre for antiques and art galleries, you will find historic buildings, such as Rye Castle and Lamb House, open to visitors. Climb to the top of St Mary’s spire for spectacular views over the town and estuary beyond. Shopping in Rye is a delight! Rye has retained many small family owned businesses, and so you will find unique gifts and fashions here as well as many specialist shops unique to the town.
Rye has an exceptional choice of good cafes and restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world. Light refreshments can be taken in oak-beamed cafes or ancient inns, beside a roaring fire in the winter. Restaurants in Rye serve many local dishes including Romney Marsh lamb, and fish freshly caught by the fleet of little fishing boats which are moored on the river. A town for all seasons, there is always plenty to see and do in Rye!