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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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  • Christmas Jazz at the Tuscan Kitchen

    Wednesday 24th December @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    The Tuscan Kitchen is holding an evening of Christmas Jazz with local musician Pete Lowe, playing the Soprano saxophone and ... more

  • Titus

    Saturday 27th December
    Location: Rye

    Titus at The Queen's Head Inn, 19 Landgate, Rye TN31 7LH. For further information contact 01797 226 929. ... more

  • Midnight at Milligans

    Wednesday 31st December for 2 days @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Midnight at Milligans with the 1066 Rockitmen and Guests. Tickets £10 available from Grammar School Records, Entertainment Workshops and Rye ... more

  • New Years Eve Celebrations

    Wednesday 31st December for 2 days @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    New Years Eve Celebrations with Hot Buffet, Disco Fireworks and Glass of Bubbly at Midnight. Tickets: £35.00 per person. Venue: ... more

  • 1066 Rockitmen New Year's Eve Party

    Wednesday 31st December @ 9:30pm
    Location: Rye

    1066 Rockitmen - New Year's Eve Party. Midnight at Milligan Theatre, Rye College, The Grove, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7NQ. ... more

  • Rye Film Club - Belle

    Friday 2nd January @ 6:30pm
    Location: Rye

    This film is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), an illegitimate mixed race daughter of ... more

  • 'Your Country Needs You'

    Tuesday 6th January @ 2:00pm
    Location: Rye

    'Your Country Needs You' Art Recruitment and Propaganda - a lunch time talk by Andrew Ashton. Venue: Gallery 4, Rye ... more

  • The Art of CRW Nevinson

    Tuesday 3rd February @ 2:00pm
    Location: Rye

    The Art of CRW Nevinson - a lunch time talk by Andrew Ashton. Venue: Gallery 4, Rye Art Gallery, High ... more

  • Rye Bay Scallops Week

    Saturday 21st February for 9 days
    Location: Rye

    Rye Bay Scallop Week in Rye, East Sussex offers a wonderful opportunity to indulge in delicious seafood delights. Further details ... more

  • Fairtrade Fortnight in Rye

    Monday 23rd February for 14 days
    Location: Rye

    The focus in 2015 is on Tea, Coffee and Sugar. There will be events running during the fortnight highlighting Fairtrade ... more

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