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Great church go to the top

This is a very peculiar and different church. Very old (I think circa 14th century ) and it has a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ricardo B
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London, United Kingdom
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The Church on the Hill

I would advise anyone to go to Rye for either a day trip or the weekend as it is a wonderful town... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris J
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London, 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
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a very peculiar and different church. Very old (I think circa 14th century ) and it has a Greek cross layout not a Karin layout) it stand magnificent in top of Rye village and if you climb to the top you have magnificent...More

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would advise anyone to go to Rye for either a day trip or the weekend as it is a wonderful town with lots to see. at the top of the town is The Parish Church of St Mary, a 900 year old church with...More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really pretty church at the top of a hill, with lovely cobbled streets and gorgeous graveyard. There are lots of seats outside, and many in the shade, a good place to rest from the hot weather. The church is big, with lovely windows and artefacts,...More

Thank Taniabellamia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not easy for a setting of 5000 folk to achieve what's in the vibe of Rye, Sussex. It's a bit chi-chi without seeming pretentious or cold. Rye absorbs masses of visitors well while retaining an inviting warmth. St Mary isn't quite the type of...More

Thank preglad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four pounds will get you access to the tower and the best view for miles. It is a beautiful church dating over a thousand years with old artefacts on show from centuries of renovation.

Thank Glen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Check out the lead light in this church. You’ll go far and wide to see such detail. The area surrounding the church is also brilliant

Thank tony g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St Mary's is a gorgeous church, mostly 14th century with some older sections. Very welcoming with a small area where gifts, postcards and books are sold. No admission, but contributions are requested - and definitely should be given.

Thank fpceh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting and wonderful views of the surrounding area. Really loved going up the tower and seeing the vista.

Thank iandrw2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

At the top of cobbled streets this church is a must! Interesting clock with swinging pendulum. Good history presented of church and area including display of artefacts. Good views from the tower although no head for heights and a dog so didn't venture up. Incidentally...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing stained glass windows in this beautiful church. So peaceful and welcoming. Note the pendulum and take a walk to the top of the tower for stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

Thank sylvie28031956
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coralie k
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Check out the website for Rye Parish Church.
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