What's on inRye

Welcome to Rye

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Rye - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Rye to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

Hotels in Rye

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Whether you're staying for the night or a few days, check out the choice of local hotels.

Restaurants in Rye

Restaurants in Rye

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Forthcoming events in Rye

Jazz Supper at The Mermaid
The Mermaid Inn

Swing bossa nova and easy‐listening tunes from innovative bassist David Silk multi‐instrumentalist Phil Brown who plays not just saxophone but also flute and piano sultry vocalist Jacci Norris and special guest vocalist Tazina Frank who will be promoting her CD Pieces of…

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Tourist Attractions

Bodiam Castle

One of the most famous and evocative castles in Britain, Bodiam was built in 1385, as both a defence and a comfortable home. The exterior is virtually complete and the ramparts rise dramatically above the moat. Enough of the interior survives to give an impression of castle life.…

Highlands Farm

Located deep in the heart of the glorious Kent country side the Centre is an unbeatable family day out. With lots of new attractions have opened for Easter 2004' plus all the old favourites, no other attraction offers so much to see and do for all ages…

RSPB Dungeness

Situated on a unique shingle bank protruding into the English Channel, Dungeness has one of south‐east England's most important colonies of sea‐birds. The RSPB manages the pits and pools for the large numbers of wildfowl including Bewick's swans, gadwalls and smews, that are present in the winter. Wading…

Smallhythe Place

The half‐timbered house, built in the early 16th century when Smallhythe was a thriving shipbuilding yard, was the home of the Victorian actress Ellen Terry from 1899 to 1928 and contains her fascinating theatre collection. The cottage grounds include her rose garden, orchard, nuttery, a wonderful display of…

Smugglers Adventure

Deep in the heart of Hastings West Hill lies the Smugglers Adventure, acres of caverns that conceal Hastings' thrilling history of smugglers, bootleggers and warring gangs. Great fun for all of the family as you explore the sandstone caves and discover plenty of surprises in many a…

East Hill Cliff Railway

East Hill Cliff Railway, or East Hill Lift, is a funicular railway located in the English seaside town of Hastings. It provides access to Hastings Country Park via the East Hill, which overlooks the Old Town and Rock‐a‐Nore, an area to the east of Hastings. The line provides…

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