Rye in East Sussex

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The Standard Inn © geograph.org.uk - Paul Gillett/cc-by-sa-2.0

The Standard Inn © geograph.org.uk – Paul Gillett/cc-by-sa-2.0

Rye is a town and civil parish in the Rother district of East Sussex, England, two miles (three kilometres) from the sea at the confluence of three rivers: the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede. An important member of the mediaeval Cinque Ports confederation, it was at the head of an embayment of the English Channel, and almost entirely surrounded by the sea.

At the 2011 census, Rye had a population of 4,773. Its historical association with the sea has included providing ships for the service of the Crown in time of war, and being involved in smuggling. The notorious Hawkhurst Gang used its ancient inns The Mermaid Inn and The Olde Bell Inn, which are said to be connected to each other by a secret passageway.

Boats on Rock Channel © geograph.org.uk - Paul Gillett/cc-by-sa-2.0 Cannons and the Ypres Tower © geograph.org.uk - Philip Halling/cc-by-sa-2.0 Church Square © geograph.org.uk - Andrew Curtis/cc-by-sa-2.0 Fishmarket Road © geograph.org.uk - John Baker/cc-by-sa-2.0 Lamb House © Velvet/cc-by-sa-3.0 Rye-Market_Street_andMarket Street and Rye Town Hall © DimiTalen Mermaid Street © Steve Knox/cc-by-sa-3.0 St Mary's church © geograph.org.uk - John Salmon/cc-by-sa-2.0 The Landgate © DeFacto/cc-by-sa-4.0 The Standard Inn © geograph.org.uk - Paul Gillett/cc-by-sa-2.0 Union Inn © geograph.org.uk - Gordon Griffiths/cc-by-sa-2.0
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Cannons and the Ypres Tower © geograph.org.uk - Philip Halling/cc-by-sa-2.0
Rye, being part of the Cinque Ports Confederation and a bastion against invasion on the Channel Coast, has always had close links with the crown. King Edward III and the Black Prince defeated the Spanish in Rye Bay in 1350 in the battle of Les Espagnols sur Mer, but Queen Elizabeth I gave the town the right to use the title “Rye Royal” following a visit in 1573. King Charles I described Rye as “The cheapest sea-towne for the provision of fish for our house”. George I whilst returning from visiting his continental possessions in 1726 was grounded on Camber Sands and spent the next four days in Rye, being accommodated at Lamb House.

Those historic roots and its charm make it a tourist destination, with hotels, guest houses, B&Bs, tea rooms, and restaurants. Rye has a small fishing fleet, and Rye Harbour has facilities for yachts and other vessels.

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