Cheap Hotels in Rye
This mid-18th century former inn offers unique rooms, free Wi-Fi, and excellent views of Rye. Good food is served in the restaurant. Built around 1750 for local sailors and ship builders, The Hope Anchor is thought to have once sheltered the Tenterden Gang, who used its old secret passages for smuggling. Relax beside the log fire in traditional snug bar, and enjoy the individually styled bedrooms. Some rooms have four-poster beds, and there is a separate 200-year-old cottage. The historic Hope Anchor is a 3-star AA rated hotel and has an RAC food dining award and free parking.
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Hotels in Rye
With an interesting history, lovely coastal walks within easy reach and quaint local hotels and restaurants, Rye is a picturesque and quintessential English town perfect for a relaxing break.
Rye is a gorgeous little town in East Sussex, with an intriguing past. It was a busy port for many decades, and in the 18th and 19th centuries a popular haunt for renowned bands of smugglers.
Today, you can explore the pretty sight of Rye Harbour with its little fishing boats and yachts, or take a stroll along the coastal paths looking out to sea.
Top Rye sights
If you'd like to really like to gain a sense of Rye as it once was, make a trip to the Grade II listed Mermaid Inn. There's been a pub on the site since the 12th century, but the current building dates from the 1400's. It was regularly used by the infamous Hawkhurst Gang of smugglers, and it's an atmospheric place for a drink.
Other top historic hotspots include the 12th-century Rye Castle, and the beautiful medieval Rye Church.
But to experience the natural beauty of the area, the best place to head to is Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. You can stop in at a nearby café after strolling through the countryside for a relaxing afternoon. It really is the perfect way to unwind.
Places to stay and dine
We'd definitely recommend choosing a Rye hotel close to the centre of town if you can, so you can get out and explore as much of this beautiful and historic destination as possible. There are lots of traditional, homely places like The Hope Anchor Hotel, The George in Rye and The Lodge at Winchelsea.
Eating out in Rye is a lovely experience too. There are plenty of quaint eateries to enjoy like Knoops café, Tuscan Kitchen Rye serving authentic Italian and Landgate Bistro.
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