Most start their exploration of Rye on famous Mermaid St, a short walk from the Rye Heritage Centre. It bristles with 15th-century...
Church of St Mary the Virgin
Rye’s church is a hotchpotch of medieval and later styles. Its turret clock is the oldest in England (1561) still working with its...
Just off Church Sq stands the sandcastle-esque Ypres Tower (pronounced ‘wipers’). You can scramble through the 13th-century building to...
Simon the Pieman
Many local cream-tea cognoscenti assert this traditional tearoom, Rye’s oldest, does the best scone-cream-jam combo this side of Romney...
West St · interesting places nearby
Lamb House information
This Georgian town house is a favourite stomping ground for local apparitions, but its most famous resident was American writer Henry James, who lived here from 1898 to 1916, during which time he wrote The Wings of the Dove .