Rye a Medieval Marvel
Rye is a town where time seems to have stood still. The laid back, slow pace of the city draws people in. Rye will enchant you and make you want to stay and continue uncovering her secrets.
The narrow cobblestone streets hold a treasure trove of architectural gems of medieval, Georgian and Tudor buildings. Many of which are open to the public as tea rooms, restaurants and pubs.
During your visit stay at one of Rye’s unique accommodations. Staying in a windmill would truly be an unforgettable experience. The Rye Windmill sits on the banks of the river Tillingham and is within a few minutes’ walk to town or perhaps you would like a stay at The Old Vicarage. The hotel sits at the end of Harbour Road and offers extensive views of the river and sea or may be a farm would be more to your liking. The Glenoce Farm Bed & Breakfast offers a peaceful environment overlooking the fields towards the ancient town of Winchelsea. Where ever you choose to stay is will no doubt be incredible experience.
One of the nice things about Rye is that it doesn’t have an overly tourist feel to it. Rather than endless stereo-typical tourist based stores, you’ll find smaller independent stores including luxury products, antiques, books and artisan stores.
Don’t forget to take a stroll down Mermaid Street with its ancient buildings with their corky names such as The House Opposite and The House with the Seat.
You can reach Rye from London on the Britrail. A point-to-point ticket costs $10 and it only takes an hour and
seventeen minutes to get there. From Rye you can easily day trip to Hastings. It only takes eighteen minutes to get there and cost $15 and Dover is just a little over an hour away and ticket run $35. So you have lots of options for day tripping to and from Rye.
The town of Rye is truly a hidden gem in England. It’s not a place people usually think of when exploring England but it should be. The charm and history of Rye as well as its location from London makes it a top contender for your short list of places to visit.