Ypres Tower

Ypres Tower information

Location
Rye , England
Address
Church Sq
More information
www.ryemuseum.co.uk
Prices
adult/child £4/free
Opening hours
10.30am-5pm Apr-Oct, to 3.30pm Nov-Mar
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Just off Church Sq stands the sandcastle-esque Ypres Tower (pronounced ‘wipers’). You can scramble through the 13th-century building to learn about its long history as a fort, prison, mortuary and museum (the last two at overlapping times), and an annexe contains one of the last surviving Victorian women’s prisons in the country. From here there are widescreen views of Rye Bay, Dungeness nuclear power station and even France on very clear days.