UK Travel Guide



Rye in East Sussex

Overlooking the Romney Marshes, the town of Rye lies near the county border in East Sussex. The town rises above the smooth green pastures, extending from the sea to the far hills. To get the best viewpoint of the town, many people take a peak from St Mary's church tower, which shows the terracotta roofs atop the homes. These old-fashioned buildings, narrow streets and secret passageways, once the haunt of burglars and highwaymen, attract film producers looking for a setting to generate a historical period. One of the most fascinating locale to visit during your stay in the town is the Rye Castle Museum. This independent registered museum was founded in 1928 and later extended when it to include a new gallery for its collection. It showcases artifacts from Rye's extensive history and familiarizes the individual with Rye's memorable past. Though Rye is not so much a living museum, it has developed into a prosperous market town where antique homes and shops from each period thrust together along the narrow paths. Because of this, Rye brings travelers foregone ages into the present.