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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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  • "You Said It!" Easter Drama Workshop

    Wednesday 1st April @ 2:00pm
    Location: Playden

    Join in the fun at this new local Drama group for children aged 9-16. Combining Musical Theatre and Public Speaking ... more

  • Rye General Market

    Thursday 2nd April @ 8:00am
    Location: Rye

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

  • Rye Country Market

    Thursday 2nd April @ 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

  • The Great Eggcase Hunt

    Thursday 2nd April @ 1:30pm
    Location: Rye

    An Easter egg hunt with a difference – we will be looking for mermaids’ purses – the Egg cases of ... more

  • Jempson's Charity Boot Fair

    Monday 6th April @ 7:00am
    Location: Peasmarsh

    Hard-standing pitches from £5 (all sale of pitch proceeds donated to Rye Bonfire Society). Gates open at 7am, no need ... more

  • Under Winchelsea Medieval Cellar Tour

    Monday 6th April @ 2:00pm
    Location: Winchelsea

    Winchelsea boasts more than 50 medieval cellars, a number rivalled only by Southampton and Norwich. Most of the cellars are ... more

  • For the Love of Rye

    Tuesday 7th April @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    A talk by Richard Adams about his life and work. Venue: Rye Art Gallery, 107 High Street, Rye TN31 7JE. ... more

  • Minibeasts

    Wednesday 8th April @ 1:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Bring the family to find out about the weird and wonderful world of the minibeasts. Suitable for all ages. Children ... more

  • "You Said It !" Easter Drama workshop

    Wednesday 8th April @ 2:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Join in the fun at this new local Drama group for children aged 9-16. Combining Musical Theatre and Public Speaking ... more

  • Rye General Market

    Thursday 9th April @ 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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