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Visiting Rye

Budget-minded travellers will find good deals in Rye, and many visitors are sure to appreciate the spas and gardens. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its beaches. Around the area, top sights include Camber Sands, Bodiam Castle and Battle Abbey and Battlefield. In Rye, there are 121 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.

Sightseeing and Staying in Rye

The city is notable for landmarks like Great Dixter House and Gardens, Lamb House and Rye Castle Museum. The countryside and gardens highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Camber Sands, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and English Channel. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Rye Heritage Centre and Rye Art Gallery.

Top places to visit outside the city include Bodiam Castle, 7.5 mi/12.1 km from the heart of the city, and Battle Abbey and Battlefield, which is 9.9 mi (16 km) away.

Getting around Rye

To see more of the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Rye Station or Winchelsea Station. Rye may not have many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

Dressing for Rye

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 11°C, whilst night-time temperatures stay around 1°C
  • From April to June, the average is 20°C during the day and 4°C at night
  • July to September sees average temperatures of 22°C during the day and 10°C at night
  • Between October and December, you can expect 16°C as the daytime average and 3°C as the night-time average
  • Rye gets about 697 millimetres of rain per year
  • July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 21°C, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 2°C

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Rye?
The Horse & Cart Inn is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3.5-star inn offers a restaurant and free parking. Reviews from our site also recommend The Gallivant and The Mermaid Inn as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Rye, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to view the best deals available in Rye.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Rye?
Based on reviews, Camber Sands Holiday Park is a popular 2-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free parking and an indoor pool. Another top choice for your stay on the cheap is The George in Rye.
What's the best hotel for families in Rye?
Flackley Ash Hotel is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and a restaurant. Other good options for your stay with the children include Rye Lodge Hotel and Camber Sands Holiday Park. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Rye Farm World.
What's the best accommodation for a couple visiting Rye?
The George in Rye is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features deep-soaking baths and 24-hour room service.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Rye?
Flackley Ash Hotel is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a full-service spa and free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include The Playden Oasts Inn and The Gallivant.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Rye?
The Gallivant is a top 4-star beach inn offering free breakfast and a full-service spa, located within a short 3-minute walk of Camber Sands . Camber Sands Holiday Park is another good option to stay near the beach.
What's the best luxury place to stay in Rye?
Saltcote Place Rye is a 5-star guest house with a restaurant and a terrace, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Hayden’s and The George in Rye are other upscale choices for your holiday.
What's the best boutique hotel in Rye?
The George in Rye is a favourite 4-star hotel with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 34 guestrooms, a restaurant and a bar. If you’re searching for a boutique hotel, you might also want to look at Saltcote Place Rye.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Rye?
Flackley Ash Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, a full-service spa and a restaurant. A couple of other options that feature an on-site pool include Camber Sands Holiday Park and Mermaid Caravan 3 Bedrooms for Hire Sleeps 6 to 8 Persons Each Caravan.

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