Holidays in Rye East Sussex
Holiday Guide to Places to Stay & Things To Do in Rye

For a holiday, short break or day visit Rye in East Sussex has plenty to offer the visitor. You'll be spoilt for choice for attractions, activities and other things to do in and around this lovely visitor destination. Rye and the surrounding area boasts a superb selection of hotels, Guest Houses for Bed and Breakfast, holiday parks and camp sites. You will also find plenty of self catering holiday cottages and apartments in and in the surrounding area of East Sussex. To help plan your visit we also feature listings of things to do, restaurants and pubs in Rye. To view the accommodation and other directories we offer just select from one of the links below. If you are planning on touring the area around Rye take a look at the East Sussex page where you will find more details of nearby places you may choose to visit on your holiday.

Rye, a Picturesque Historic Town Overlooking Romney Marshes ...

The picturesque town of Rye lies upon a sandstone hill and overlooks Romney Marsh. Once surrounded by sea, Rye still retains a harbour where residents and visitors can wander amidst the small boats and sample the unique nature of life on the sea.

You'll find plenty of nice places to stay in Rye including hotels, B and B's and Holiday Cottages, with a number of camping and caravan sites and holiday parks in the nearby coast and countryside.

Rye is a fantastically eccentric maze of cobbled streets that are crammed with medieval houses and elegant Georgian buildings. It is all too easy to take a wrong turn and get lost but then this is part of the town's unique charm - it allows you to escape from the uninspired dimensions of the normal world. Within these bizarre, winding streets, you can hunt for antiques and explore some of the hidden art galleries that are tucked away behind the folds of the town.

Fancy yourself as a bit of a Biggles? At Lydd Airport near Rye short flying excursions are available giving you the chance to view this beautiful part of the country from the air.

For museum lovers, there is the Heritage Centre which vividly evokes 1000 years of history or the highly unusual Rye Treasury of Mechanical Music. You can watch pottery being made in the famous Rye potteries or browse through the dust-drowned rarities of the many specialist book shops. One of the best places in the world for losing worries and finding peace,

Rye has always attracted artists and writers. E.F. Benson, creator of Mapp and Lucia, Henry James and Russell Thorndike have all lived and worked here. The area has also been home to a Beatle, a Goon and a Pet Shop Boy - At different addresses obviously! More recently, Rye was one of the major locations for John Schlesinger's lavish film adaptation of Cold Comfort Farm which saw Stephen Fry and Joanna Lumley sampling the delights of the town's various tea shops.

Use the map of Rye below to zoom in or out to view directions or click the satellite button for an aerial view. For a larger version of this Rye map Click Here.


CLICK TO VIEW:: Sunset at Rye
Sunset at Rye

CLICK TO VIEW:: Ancient Timbered Houses in Rye
Ancient Timbered Houses in Rye

CLICK TO VIEW:: The Rye Military Canal
The Rye Military Canal

CLICK TO VIEW:: Boats on the Coast Near Rye
Boats on the Coast Near Rye

CLICK TO VIEW:: St Mary the Virgin, Rye
St Mary the Virgin, Rye

We hope that you will find our guide useful in planning your short break or holiday in Rye, East Sussex. If you are not able to find the type of accomodation that suites you try visiting the East Sussex holiday guide. Here you will find links to the visitor guides of other places in the area where you will also find plenty of accommodation and activity information.

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