The picturesque hilltop town of Rye seamlessly combines a rich history and modern living. Nestled in the cobbled streets you will find a mix of art galleries, independent shops, boutique hotels, cosy beamed inns with log fires and a wealth of restaurants, cafes and bars.
Rye has always been a draw for artists and writers. Lamb House, once home to American writer Henry James and Mapp & Lucia creator, E F Benson, is owned by the National Trust and is open to the public. The annual Rye Arts Festival offers an exciting programme of literary events, exhibitions, contemporary and classical music, exhibitions and tours. The Jazz Festival brings big names to Rye and events are held in venues across Rye.
We’ve given a taste of Rye below but you may also like to read Time Out’s 17 Best Things to do in Rye