Medieval Rye, Sussex, self-guided walking break
Once an island, hilltop Rye has a rich history as an ‘Antient Town’ of the Cinque Ports. Today, with its cobbled streets and fine 16th-century timber-fronted houses, medieval Rye continues to enchant. It is perhaps not surprising that so many writers and artists were inspired to make Rye their home with the charm of its medieval winding streets, scarcely changed in centuries. Rye is beautifully situated, surrounded by tranquil countryside where you can experience peace, quiet, light and space and the biggest skies imaginable as well as extensive views across reclaimed marshes to the sea.
- two days of relaxed walking in and around ancient Rye
- peace, quiet, sea air and the isolated beauty that inspired artists from Van Dyck and Turner to Paul Nash and John Piper
- visiting Henry James’s Lamb House, later home to EF Benson, famed for Mapp and Lucia comedies
- self-guided tour of Rye
- a luxurious 4-star hotel in the heart of Rye, surrounded by galleries, antique and craft shops; bed and breakfast accommodation also available