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Beautiful Architecture

We visited the church because- well it's right there, so beautiful, how could you not. The view... read more

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Adele J
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View from the tower

We were recommended to climb the tower for the view. Fabulous and steeped in history. Well worth... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hinckley, 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, Rye TN31 7HF, England
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Reviewed yesterday 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 6 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank HelenHughes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this walking. Didn't pay for the tower. Great grounds. Nice graveyard. Beautiful neighborhood.

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Church with many interesting features dating from the 12th century. Well worth paying for a climb to the top which is a little adventure. Passing through the ringing chamber, up past the bells and eventually onto the roof. You'll be rewarded with great views.

Thank PeteMarian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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