Rye, United Kingdom

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Perched on a hill overlooking the Romney Marshes, the ancient town of RYE was once designated a privileged Cinque Port because of its useful coastal position, but was subsequently marooned two miles inland by the retreat of the sea and the silting-up of the River Rother. It is now one of the most visited places in East Sussex – half-timbered, skew-roofed and quintessentially English, but also very commercialized. On picturesquely cobbled Mermaid Street, Lamb House (March– Oct Thurs & Sat 2–6pm; £3.30) was the home of the authors Henry James and (subsequently) E.F. Benson, while a …
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Mermaid Inn

Charming, Historic Tudor Inn dating from the 15th century (one of oldest Inns in England), set on a steep cobbled street.