We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share
Review Highlights
Short break

Beautiful colours in the lead Windows . Very old building being looked after very well amazing view... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lynne W
,
Havant, United Kingdom
via mobile
Super Old Church

My wife and I always visit the church whenever we are in Rye. It’s always a lovely place to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
eaglegolfer
via mobile
Read all 695 reviews
401
All photos (401)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
About
For more than 900 years the Parish Church of Rye, dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, has dominated the hill on which the old town stands. Today, if you wish, you can climb the church tower where, from the top, you can see magnificent views of Rye and...more
Contact
Church Square, Rye TN31 7HF, England
Website
+44 1797 222318
Call
Reviews (695)
Filter reviews
623 results
Traveller rating
413
196
14
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
413
196
14
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bell tower well worth a visit surrounding countryside worth the climb burne jones small fee parish church narrow passage stained glass wonderful view steep steps worth the effort beautiful windows per adult visiting rye rye town bells
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 623 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful colours in the lead Windows . Very old building being looked after very well amazing view from the tower.

Thank Lynne W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I always visit the church whenever we are in Rye. It’s always a lovely place to visit away from the hustle of the town centre.

Thank eaglegolfer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thus us a really lovely church with a fabulous history which is well told in many ways throughout the building. They have a good book shop and the view from the ?tower is fantastic.

Thank Owen N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the church because- well it's right there, so beautiful, how could you not. The view from the top of the tower was amazing, even though it really did take all my faith to get me up there - I'm not good with heights!...More

Thank Adele J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to climb the tower for the view. Fabulous and steeped in history. Well worth the few pounds fee to climb, the views are stunning

Thank Purplegirl28
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Dates back to the 12th century, the church yard bears witness to history. A couple of the buttresses were typical of the architecture in its day. The interior was much however...The war memorial at the entrance was a feature in several scenes of BBC’s Mapp...More

Thank globetrottingYankee
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Must see, stunning views over the town, tiled rooftops, harbour and the marshes. Even with 84 charming steps!

Thank HelenHughes
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Climbed the 87 steps to the stunning views from the top of the tower. What is there to dislike when afforded such views of the beautiful town and it's surroundings.

Thank rickyc956
Reviewed 3 October 2018

History goes back to 12th century and you can feel that when entering the church! The church is dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin and has a long history of fire set by the French, murder in the churchyard and lots of stained-glass windows can...More

Thank Aleksander22
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a most lovely Church, a visit to Rye is not complete without a look inside and a walk up the tower. The view from the base of the spire is fabulous. It was a clear crisp Monday morning for us, to be able...More

Thank Nicholas W
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 nearby hotels
The George in Rye
1,625 reviews
.15 km away
The Mermaid Inn
1,231 reviews
.19 km away
The Hope Anchor Hotel
952 reviews
.21 km away
The Regent Motel & Bar
66 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 114 nearby restaurants
Tuscan Kitchen Rye
737 reviews
.11 km away
Hayden's Coffee Shop
333 reviews
.21 km away
Fletcher's House
343 reviews
.08 km away
The Fig
317 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 60 nearby attractions
The School of Wizards & Witches
142 reviews
.29 km away
Rye Waterworks MIcropub
53 reviews
.29 km away
Ypres Tower Museum
280 reviews
.07 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
coralie k
15 January 2017|
Answer
Response from RyeNana |
Check out the website for Rye Parish Church.
1
Vote