Being enormously popular as a tourist town in the UK, Rye, with its close proximity to the south coast, its status as a heritage town and many attractions catering to tourists, it's not difficult to see why thousands of visitors flock to this fascinating town every year.
Over the years Rye has been a fishing port, a naval base and an agricultural centre, although today the town is mostly associated with tourism, reflected in the large number of accommodation lodgings and things to do. There are also many cafes, restaurants and old-fashioned inns and pubs, some of which were popular with the infamous smuggling gangs of the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Not far away is the historic town of Hastings, a place that will be forever etched into British history as the place at which William the Conqueror defeated King Harold II in 1066. The battle itself took place a few miles away at the appropriately named Battle, and there are many visitor attractions to allow you to immerse yourself in the rich history of the area.
Just a couple of miles away from Rye is Camber Sands on the gorgeous south coast, with clean beaches on which you can enjoy some watersports, explore the diverse wildlife and interesting dunes, or simply soak up the sun.