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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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  • Wittersham Community Market

    Tuesday 7th July @ 9:00am
    Location: Wittersham

    Post Office services, coffee shop and a wide range of produce stalls including vegetables, fresh bread bacon, sausages and cheese, ... more

  • Rye General Market

    Thursday 9th July @ 8:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Thursday Market runs "every" Thursday Winter and Summer - for all your Home Goods, Groceries, Fruit and Veg, Malpass ... more

  • Open Mic, Music Club

    Thursday 9th July @ 8:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Bonjour tout le monde. Just to remind you, the next music club today - come and join us at the ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 10th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market sells local produce which includes: Cakes, Preserves, Savouries, Free Range Eggs, Seasonal Vegetables and Fruit, Unusual Plants, ... more

  • Comedy Play 'Wanted One Body'

    Friday 10th July for 2 days @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Acting Up in Rye present a comedy play 'Wanted One Body'. Tickets from Grammar School Records, or Pocketful of Rye. ... more

  • An Introduction to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

    Saturday 11th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    The third and final walk in the series. Barry Yates the reserve manager, will investigate the most westerly part of ... more

  • A Celebration of Sondheim

    Monday 13th July @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    A celebration of Sondheim at the Rye Creative Centre, new Road, Rye, TN31 7LS Tickets £10 via www.Eventbrite.co.uk or call ... more

  • A Celebration of Sondheim

    Tuesday 14th July @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    A celebration of Sondheim at the Rye Creative Centre, new Road, Rye, TN31 7LS Tickets £10 via www.Eventbrite.co.uk or call ... more

  • Green Drinks July 2015

    Wednesday 15th July @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Come to Green Drinks for a beer and a chat about the latest developments from Transition Rye, Community Garden, RX ... more

  • Rye General Market

    Thursday 16th July @ 8:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Thursday Market runs "every" Thursday Winter and Summer - for all your Home Goods, Groceries, Fruit and Veg, Malpass ... more

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