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  • Parish Church of St Mary, Rye
    Parish Church of St Mary, Rye
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    Parish Church of St Mary, Rye
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    Ypres Tower

    by hayward68 Written Jul 2, 2003

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    Ypres Tower

    Ypres Tower makes up one part of the Rye Castle Museum, the other being an old bottling factory on East St.
    The tower is one of the oldest landmarks in Rye and has served many functions in its past, at one point as a prison.
    In the tower you can view different displays of smuggling items, irowork and medieval pottery.
    The hours vary during the year and from November to March is only open on weekends.
    Admission is £2.90 for both buildings or £1.90 for one building.

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    St Mary's Church

    by hayward68 Written Jul 2, 2003

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    St Mary's Church

    St Mary's Church seits upon the hilltop town of Rye and has done so for almost 900 years. History has dealsth it a few blowes over the years, such as in 1377 when the French looted the town, set fire to the church and then carted the church bells off to Franch. They were eventually recovered the following year when local men went to Normandy and retrieved them.
    The church boast the country's oldest church turret clock, which was constructed around 1561.
    The church tower is well worth the small admission price you pay to climb it. The view from the top over the surrounding landscape is spectacular, you can see all the way to the coast. However do be careful not to be climbing the tower when the bells are due to ring, you'll deafen yourself if you're beside them when they start clanging.
    You can visit the church daily between 9 and 6 pm, however in the winter the church closes at 4pm.

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    Historical Town Walk

    by Roeffie Written Feb 25, 2003

    Walking through the town of Rye is a nice thing to do. The town has many medieval landmarks.

    In my travelogues you'll find the walk I took in Rye, completely described from A to Z.

    Go further to my travelogues.

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  • Ypres Tower

    by Mariajoy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Ypres Tower houses Rye Museum. The tower was built in 1250 as a fortification. It was used as a prison until 1865 then as a mortuary.

    Entry to both buildings is £2.90.

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    LOOK FOR THIS DOOR!

    by zuriga Written Apr 5, 2005

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    House with Two Front Doors

    See if you can find this interesting house while you're walking around Rye. People here have a good sense of humour! It's the House with Two Front Doors.

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    The little streets

    by KittyLou Updated Mar 3, 2004

    Historic, small and picturesque, Rye has a number of little streets that hold something around each corner. St Mary's Church is at the top of this street.

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    mermaid street

    by banshee11 Written Apr 5, 2003
    mermaid street

    enjoy a walk through the old paving stone streets of rye. mermaid street is very famous and also very beautiful.

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