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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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  • Fairtrade Fortnight in Rye

    Saturday 7th March @ 10:30am
    Location: Rye

    There will be a stall within Jempson’s supermarket, Rye highlighting the Fairtrade goods that are stocked in the Rye store, ... more

  • The Vidler Family

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

    Peter Ewart, a member of our Museum, returns to talk about his latest research, concentrating on the famous Vidler family, ... more

  • Rye General Market

    Thursday 12th March @ 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

    Friday 13th March @ 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

  • Mainly Mozart

    Saturday 14th March @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Rye Bay Ensemble present - Mainly Mozart - An evening with Mr Mozart and his most famous opera arias, plus ... more

  • Flea and Collector's Market

    Sunday 15th March @ 9:00am
    Location: Peasmarsh

    Flea and Collector's Market at Peasmarsh Memorial Hall. For further details contact 01797 230568. Proceeds in aid of Hall Funds. ... more

  • Rye General Market

    Thursday 19th March @ 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

    Friday 20th March @ 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

  • Swap Shop

    Saturday 21st March @ 9:30am
    Location: Rye

    Swap Shop at Tilling Green Community Centre, Mason Road, Rye. All welcome - bring your unwanted items. ... more

  • Rye General Market

    Thursday 26th March @ 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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