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Rye Bonfire Parade and Fireworks – 8th November

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.

Rye Bonfire Night ends with a Fireworks Extravaganza

Rye Bonfire Night ends with a Fireworks Extravaganza

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 - a wonderful town steeped in history

Rye – a wonderful town steeped in history

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.

Lovely walks on the beach

Lovely walks on the beach

 

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!

Riding on the beach at Camber Sands

Riding on the beach at Camber Sands

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

Camber Cottage sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms

Camber Cottage sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, a short drive from Rye

Anvil Cottage in the heart of Rye, sleeps 4+2

Anvil Cottage in the heart of Rye, sleeps 4+2

Iden House has 5 bedrooms and sleeps 11

Iden House has 5 bedrooms and sleeps 11, a short drive from Rye

Rosaleen sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms

Rosaleen sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms in Rye itself

 

So pack your bags, your warm coats and head down to Rye for Bonfire night this weekend – and remember to bring your sparklers too!

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