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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 General Market

    Thursday 29th January @ 8:00am
    Location: Rye

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

    Thursday 5th February @ 8:00am
    Location: Rye

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

  • My Grandfather and Rye Mosaic Ware

    Tuesday 10th February @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    A Talk about Tunbridgeware and Rye Mosaics. Admission for members is £2.00, for guests £3.00 — including refreshments. Venue: The ... more

  • Rye General Market

    Thursday 12th February @ 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 General Market

    Thursday 19th February @ 8:00am
    Location: Rye

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

  • Ypres Castle Inn Quiz Night

    Thursday 19th February @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    We are holding a quiz night in aid of St Michaels Hospice. Maximum number per team is 6. Please come ... more

  • Kangaroo Juice at the Ypres Castle Inn

    Friday 20th February @ 9:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Kangaroo Juice at the Ypres Castle Inn, Gun Garden, Rye TN31 7HH. For further information contact 01797 223 248. ... 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

  • A Fisherman's Trail

    Saturday 21st February for 9 days
    Location: Rye

    Over 100 premises in Rye are celebrating Rye Bay Scallop Week by displaying a Scallop Shell in their window. Each ... more

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