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The romance of Rye

A March 1994 trip to Rye by Kerry

Rye streets Photo, Rye, England More Photos
Quote: Truth and beauty in the heart of the Cinque Ports.

The romance of Rye

Overview

Rye views Photo, Rye, England
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Rye is simply meant for people destined to fall in love. Walk the cobbled streets to St Mary's Church and take the tour of the belfry; the views of Rye are wonderful. From there the entire town comes into view. Small shops, tearooms, and funky B & B's crowd the narrow streets. Tudor and Elizabethan houses line the lanes and history looms large at every corner. A short walk takes you to the beach, beautiful at any time of year. Perfect for those long hand-holding walks that go nowhere in particular. Rye, in ancient days, was once entirely surrounded by sea, its only link with the mainland at high tide was the Land Gate, one of the finest relics in the south of England, which still ...Read More

Rye Lodge

Hotel | "Rye Lodge Hotel"

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The rooms are well appointed and somewhat over decorated, though extremely comfortable. The staff is very helpful and approachable. The newly added "Venetian" style pool is an added, though odd, bonus.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 20, 2001

Rye Lodge
Landgate
Rye, England

The Mermaid Inn

Restaurant

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An excellent restaurant, and a great splurge if you've been watching your pounds and pence by eating in the pubs and chip shops. Nothing in England is cheap but this place is value for money and the decor is really outstanding. Top off your visit to Rye with an evening here and stroll through town.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 20, 2001

The Mermaid Inn
Mermaid Street
Rye, England
(01797) 223-065

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A lovely place to stop for a spot of tea and a scone or even Welsh Rarebit. After a day on the cobblestones it's a welcome thought. Cream teas are the best meal of the day in England, and this is a great place to sample them.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 20, 2001

Swan Cottage Tea Rooms
41 The Mint
Rye, England
(01797) 222-423

1066 Country Walk

Attraction | "1066 and all that..."

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The 1066 Country Walk in Sussex, England, meanders through stunning countryside between Pevensey and Rye via the town of Battle. There are also established links off the main 1066 Country Walk to the coast at Bexhill-on-Sea and Hastings. The Walk presents you with an opportunity to enjoy a self-arranged walking holiday or short break in 1066 Country.
Best done in two legs with a stop in Battle after the first 15 miles.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 20, 2001

1066 Country Walk
Between Pevensey and Rye
Rye, England
+44 (0)1424 773721

Mapp & Lucia's Rye

Attraction | "Mapp & Lucia's Rye"

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Take a walk around Mapp and Lucia's Rye with the Secretary of the E.F.Benson Society, Allan Downend. You will see where Grebe is supposed to be, where Captain Puffin and Major Benjy caught the tram to play golf, how Mapp was able to spy on everyone, where all the characters' houses were, both in the books and those used in the TV series, and also the Benson memorials in the Church. All this and much more on the walks, where you can imagine being Miss Mapp on occasions, and enter the world of Tilling. The Walks are Wednesdays and the first and third Saturday of the month Starting time: 2pm Check with the Heritage Centre on 01797-226696 for any dates that have to be cancelled or for furth...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 20, 2001

Mapp & Lucia's Rye
Begins at Hilder's Cliff Belvedere
Rye, England

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One of my favorite book stores is the Martello. If it's still there stop in and browse. There's nothing quite like it.

Martello Bookshop
26 High Street
Rye
East Sussex TN31 7JJ
Phone: 01797 222242