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Jazz and arts festival

These two festivals take place annually in and around rye but the main venue is the wonderful... read more

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Breathtaking Bell tower views at St Mary's in Rye

Had a pleasant walk around Rye town which is picturesque. St Mary's was built in the 12th century... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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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
Church Square | Church Square, Rye TN31 7HF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These two festivals take place annually in and around rye but the main venue is the wonderful church dominating rye

Thank ozzie504
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a pleasant walk around Rye town which is picturesque. St Mary's was built in the 12th century and has a climbable bell tower with some good views on a clear sunny day of the town. The plaque above the clock says 'for our time...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful church with stunning stained glass windows. £4 Will allow you to climb up the bell tower. Although the route is narrow in places and some ladder climbing is required towards the top the sight of the working clock mechanism and the bells is...More

Thank Ali P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had passed the church a few times during our overnight stay in Rye, admiring it from outside so were intrigued by the chance to go up to the tower. It was a beautiful sunny day and well worth the £4 each to climb to...More

Thank chocoholic009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely church, but climbing the tower is a gem. An exciting climb (you need to be reasonably flexible). The clock is fascinating as are the bells and the view is extraordinary. Have a look for the brilliant Health and Safety notice near the clock.

Thank 1BristolPete
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here last weekend with my partner whilst staying in Rye. The church has beautiful stained glass windows and if you climb to the top of the bell tower (£4 each) you get some great views over the surrounding area. Make sure you check your...More

Thank Sellest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting for the church is just so atmospheric and the interior is full of history. For the energetic the climb up the tower affords a great view over the surrounding countryside. There is a programme of concerts (especially the Rye Jazz festival) in the...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paid £8 for a family trip up the tower to an amazing view over Rye Town. Great experience and good value for money.

Thank Bunny4bee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being set up for jazz festival but looks a really nice church which is situated in centre of Rye. Worth a visit

Thank Maurice S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

St. Mary's Parish Church goes back to the 1200s and has had a turbulent history, with parts destroyed and added through the centuries. As it now stands, it is a charming building with a pleasant dark wood interior and still very much the picturesque town's...More

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coralie k
15 January 2017|
Response from RyeNana |
Check out the website for Rye Parish Church.