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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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  • Ian Shaw & Claire Martin - A Xmas Cracker

    Wednesday 14th December @ 7:15pm
    Location: Rye

    Rye Jazz & Blues Festival proudly present a jazz lovers festive delight with two of the best jazz singers in ... more

  • A Musical Christms Celebration

    Thursday 15th December
    Location: Brede

    The Christmas meeting of the National Trust Association is a Musical Christmas Celebration with the Rye Ukele Experiment and the ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 16th December @ 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

  • Celebrity Chef John Torode

    Friday 16th December @ 6:00pm
    Location: Peasmarsh

    BBC Masterchef's John Torode will be visiting Jepson's Peasmarsh Superstore - where he will be demonstrating his culinary skills to ... more

  • Cushy

    Friday 16th December @ 9:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Cushy playing at Wipers. Please check website for updates as music listing may be subject to change. ... more

  • Rokitmen Christmas Party

    Sunday 18th December @ 4:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Rokitmen Christmas Party playing at Wipers. Please check website for updates as music listing may be subject to change. ... more

  • Chekhov Triple Bill

    Sunday 18th December @ 4:00pm
    Location: Rye

    With Christmas just a few weeks away Rye Arts Festival is offering a special one-off performance of theatre for you ... more

  • Chekov Triple Bill

    Sunday 18th December
    Location: Rye

    Chekov Triple Bill presented by Euphonia Studio and directed and adapted by Alasdair Kitchen. Tickets: 10 from Grammar School Records ... more

  • Under Winchelsea cellar tours

    Wednesday 28th December @ 11:00am
    Location: Winchelsea

    Winchelsea boasts over 50 medieval cellars, a number rivalled only in Bristol, Southampton and Norwich. They were all built between ... more

  • Bling Crosbies at the King's Head

    Saturday 31st December
    Location: Rye

    Bling Crosbies playing at the King's Head, Rye Hill, Rye TN31 7NH ... more

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