Though this is no longer the case, in medieval times the town was at the head of the English Channel, and almost entirely surrounded by the ocean. It was established around the 12th Century, and prized for its strategic channel location.
Today, Rye is known for its quaint streets, picturesque buildings, shopfronts, bed and breakfast locales, cafes, tea rooms, fishing, history, and churches.
People Born in Rye
Rye in People's Lives