A Day Out in Rye, Sussex

A Day Out in Rye, Sussex

Day out in Rye

A few weekends ago, I made an impromptu trip to Rye along with a few friends. We basically just wanted to go somewhere nearby, spend an afternoon and be back in London. A quick Google search pointed in the direction of Rye.

Rye is in Sussex, England and is around 1.5 to 2 hours drive from London.  Now, it may be a small town but it is packed with history and charm. Its High Street is full of independent shops, art galleries, tea-rooms and cafes. In the medieval times, Rye, being so near the sea, was very important for England’s defence. It was also notorious for smuggling gangs. All this is still evident from the ancient buildings, the cobbled streets and secret passageways that have been so beautifully preserved in Rye.

After spending some time exploring the High Street, we headed to the Mermaid Street. This is, possibly, one of the most photographed places in Rye. This cobbled street is lined with houses built from the 15th century and also has the Mermaid Inn – the hideout for the smugglers I mentioned earlier. I loved walking past all the houses on this street and looking at the super-quirky names that they have. This was my favourite part from a day out in Rye. Sharing some pictures with you. If you also have the #ihaveathingfordoors syndrome, you will enjoy this 😉

Day out in Rye

Looking down the cobbled Mermaid Street

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Oak Corner

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The Old Hospital – Hartshorn House

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My favourite – The House with Two Front Doors

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The House with the Seat

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The Mermaid Inn

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The Mermaid Inn

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The House Opposite

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Smuggler’s Cottage

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Mermaid Cottage

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The First House

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The Tower House

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Cobble Cottage

 

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Thomas House

If you want to spend an entire day in Rye, here’s a list of some other things to do:

St Mary’s Parish Church

Camber Sands

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve