Once a Cinque Port, Rye is an historic little town with picturesque lanes and alleys, and some lovely old Tudor buildings. A couple of miles from the sea, it lies at the confluence of three rivers, but still has its own little harbour and fishing fleet.
It’s a perfect base from which to explore the area’s abundant flora and fauna and there are some great restaurants too. We thoroughly enjoyed the local seafood and salt marsh lamb and everyone seemed incredibly friendly and welcoming.
Great walks are to be had in the nearby wild life sanctuary and lots of excellent pubs are waiting to be discovered for lunch. We spent an enjoyable long weekend there and can recommend it to anyone.