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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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  • Rye Wurlitzer Concert - Robert Wolfe

    Sunday 23rd November @ 2:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Rye Wurlitzer presents Robert Wolfe. Raffle. Tickets: £8.50 includes refreshments. Free parking. Proceeds in aid of Rye Wurlitzer restoration. Venue: ... more

  • Quiz Night with Fish and Chips

    Monday 24th November @ 7:30pm
    Location: Playden

    Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper. Tables of 4 - 6. Bring your own beverage, condiments and cutlery. Tickets ... more

  • Auction for the Art Room at The George

    Wednesday 26th November @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    An auction of art to help preserve The Art Room - the iconic building at the centre of the “Battle ... more

  • Antique Sale - Rye Auction Galleries

    Friday 28th November @ 9:00am
    Location: Rye

    Antique Sale at Rye Auction Galleries. Taking in from 17th - 21st November. Venue: Rye Auction Galleries Ltd, Unit 36, ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 28th November @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market offers fresh locally grown fruit, flowers and vegetables as well as home-made cakes, savouries, jams, hand-made crafts ... more

  • Land of the Midnight Sun

    Friday 28th November @ 7:30pm
    Location: Iden

    Brian Gallop will give this Winter lecture. Arranged by the Iden & District Natural History Society. Visitors pay £3. Venue: ... more

  • Aha! Ad-Hoc Artists!

    Saturday 29th November for 37 days @ 9:00am
    Location: Rye

    An eclectic selling exhibition by a group of established local artists - prints, ceramics, jewellery, drawings and books. Venue: Gallery ... more

  • Feast of Delights

    Saturday 29th November for 2 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    A Feast of Delights - stalls with gifts, crafts, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, blacksmiths and more. There is also a food ... more

  • Christmas Fair

    Saturday 29th November @ 10:00am
    Location: Winchelsea

    Stalls, gifts, Christmas decorations and refreshments, Venue: New Hall, Winchelsea, Rectory Lane, Winchelsea TN36 4EY. ... more

  • Christmas Fair

    Saturday 29th November @ 10:30am
    Location: Rye

    Christmas Fair at St Mary’s Church, Church Square, Rye, TN31 7HF. Stalls include Refreshments, Raffle, Cakes, Books, Bottle, Tombola, and ... more

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