About Rye

Rye News is a community project providing a forum for local residents as well as celebrating all that the town has to offer visitors.  Please choose below which section interests you to find out more.

Visitor Information

Rye in East Sussex is a picturesque hilltop town with a labyrinth of cobbled streets all steeped in history.  

With its large number of art galleries, arts and music festivals, inns, restaurants and contemporary independent shops, it is an ideal place for those looking for culture, histoa day trip or a longer stay. 


See Attractions for visitor information.

Local Information

The population of Rye Town has remained little changed over the past sixty years at some 4,500, but with the contiguous parts of Rye Foreign and Playden, its population rises to over 5,000. Rye Harbour has a further 500 permanent residents.

To find out more about Rye’s rich history, see The Rye Museum website which is packed full of information.

To find out more about local groups, charities and organisations working for the community see Local Info

There are many art galleries, artists and creative events in Rye. Rye Harbour by Andrew Blyth. 

The architectural mix of historic buildings sit alongside each other in medieval cobbled streets

Rye Harbour with its bird hides, Discovery Centre, walks and events provides tranquility. Image by Colin Page

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