Rye is a wonderfully preserved medieval Cinque port town, located in East Sussex, UK. Rye is famed with its cobbled streets, the wonderful St. Mary’s church as well as its famous Ypres tower Rye was once surrounded by the sea on three sides. It was part of the cinque port federations, an alliance formed against the French attacks.
Rye has also been home to many writers and artists. Lamb house was a home to Henry James and later, it was a home to E.F.Benson, writer of Mapp and Lucia books. Lamb house is now a national trust property and it is open to public. The public can enjoy open air concerts during the summer in the gardens of Lamb house. Other famous writers and artists who lived in Rye are Paul Nash, Edward Burra and John Ryan.
Rye is also famous with its Bonfire night. This hugely popular event attracts large crowds and it is very popular with children as well as adults. The procession takes place in town where people dress up with historical costumes and parade all together. The fireworks are also very impressive to watch.
Rye also has its festivals to attract visitors. Rye Bay Scallop festival is the one for the food lovers and if you love your music, Rye Jazz festival is a wonderful event taking place in historic parts of the town. Other important festivals are Rye Arts Festival and International Film festival.