This weekend brings Bonfire Night to Rye, an event not to be missed. There is an amazing parade, through the streets of Rye, culminating in the burning of the Guy and the fantastic fireworks display. People come from all over Sussex to enjoy the event. Rye Bonfire Night is in fact world famous and gunpowder was in ample supply in the days of smugglers and pirates! It is a well organised event – marshalls protect the whole route and safety is of utmost importance.
Why not make a weekend of it, there’s so much to do here.
We love Rye, steeped in history from the days of smugglers and pirates, it’s one of Sussex’s oldest town and really worth a visit. With cobbled streets and steep lanes, it is the most enchanting of places to explore. The combination of antique shops packed with some fabulous finds and little cafes where you can sit and watch the world go by and indulge in a piece of delicious home made cake with coffee, make it irresistible.
Rye’s harbour is a working fishing port, providing a daily supply of fresh fish to all the local restaurants and pubs. You can buy fresh fish from the Quay, where you can purchase a selection of fish, along with the famous Rye Bay Scallops.
A five minute drive or a half hour walk along the beautiful coastline is the famous beach of Camber Sands. Renowned for its rolling sand dunes and mile long stretch of sandy beach, it’s the perfect backdrop for a bracing winter walk or even horseriding!
For wine connoisseurs, a short drive inland to Chapel Down Vineyards offer tours and wine tasting. England’s leading premium wine producer is well worth a visit, renowned for its Sparkling White Wine, which was served at the Royal Wedding in 2011.
We have some great places to stay in and around Rye…
So pack your bags, your warm coats and head down to Rye for Bonfire night this weekend – and remember to bring your sparklers too!