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Rye Harbour

Rye Harbour in East Sussex

Rye Harbour is a picturesque village and moorings near the Kent and Sussex border. The unique and interesting harbour, which runs along the river Rother offers much to the visitor. It has a busy yachting centre, a fishing fleet and some commercial shipping. The village has a lifeboat station with a long and noble history, two public houses and a village shop. There is also a holiday village for those who wish to explore the area.

A Martello Tower (No 28) was built at Rye Harbour to defend the area against possible invasion during the Napoleonic wars. Today, lying unoccupied, it provides a picturesque setting.

The church of the Holy Spirit at Rye Harbour stands in a beautiful location with a memorial to all those who lost their lives in the Mary Stanford Lifeboat Disaster in 1928.

The Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and entry is free. It has a network of footpaths which provide fascinating walks along the sea shore, across fields and large areas of shingle. There is the opportunity to observe wildlife from several excellent bird hides.

Camber Castle, built by Henry VIII, lies to the west close to Rye Harbour. It can be reached on foot from a footpath at the Rye end of the Rye Harbour Road, or from a footpath through the Rye Nature Reserve or from a footpath at Winchelsea Beach.

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  • Spotlight on Variety

    Thursday 18th December @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    A Variety Night at The School Creative Centre supporting local talent. The School Creative Centre, New Road Rye, TN31 7LS. ... more

  • Bling Crosby Nights

    Thursday 18th December @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Music Nights at Simply Italian - three course menu, ticket entrance only. Venue: Simply Italian, The Strand, Rye,TN31 7DB. To ... more

  • Blues Brothers Tribute

    Friday 19th December @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Three course dinner and entertainment. £27.50 per person. Table of 4 receives the fourth person Free. Venue: River Haven Hotel, ... more

  • Black Sheep

    Friday 19th December @ 9:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Black Sheep at the Ypres Castle Inn, Gun Garden, Rye TN31 7HH. For further information 01797 223 248. ... more

  • Rye Arts and Crafts Fair

    Saturday 20th December @ 11:00am
    Location: Rye

    A stunning array of beautiful local arts and crafts created by local artisans and makers. A great event at any ... more

  • Street Entertainment in Rye

    Saturday 20th December @ 2:00pm
    Location: Rye

    There will be street entertainment in Rye at various locations throughout the town. ... more

  • Christmas Market

    Saturday 20th December @ 2:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Christmas Market at Strand Quay, Rye TN31 7AY. ... more

  • Herald & Heart Christmas Experience

    Saturday 20th December @ 5:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Come and join the festivities at Herald & Heart. A Christmas shopping experience with mince pies and mulled wine. Venue: ... more

  • Messiah in Rye Parish Church

    Saturday 20th December @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Venue: St Mary's Church, Church Square, Rye, TN31 7HF. HANDEL Messiah with the Orchestra of St Paul's, The Syred Consort ... more

  • The Christmas Truce

    Saturday 20th December @ 7:00pm
    Location: Iden

    The Wall of Sound Singing Ensemble present 'The Christmas Truce'. Venue: All Saints' Church, Iden. On Christmas Eve, 1914 in ... more

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