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Tranquility at its best..

Outstanding place to sit and ponder..nice to look at the headstones and architecture...reading... read more

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bevalt52
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Edgware, United Kingdom
Great view from the Tower

Interesting church, you must make the effort to climb the tower and see the view. It only costs £4... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard C
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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For more than 900 years the Parish Church of Rye, dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, has dominated the hill on which the old town stands. Today, if you wish, you can climb the church tower where, from the top, you can see magnificent views of Rye and...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding place to sit and ponder..nice to look at the headstones and architecture...reading headstones

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bevalt52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting church, you must make the effort to climb the tower and see the view. It only costs £4 and is worth every penny.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Richard C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit to climb the tower for fantastic views over Rye & beyond. The church has lots of detailed history to read. The church volunteers are very knowledgable & friendly.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Whelton1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful Church to visit. You can tell it has a thriving congregation of different groups of people from young families to the older generation. For £4, an adult can climb the tower, past the working church bells and clock and go right up to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Erbanfochs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in on a wedding rehearsal in this beautiful little church. Beautiful stained glass windows. Lovely to see this church so well used.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DeeRishi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Free entry. Dogs aloud in on leads. “Famous” for it’s optical illusionary picture of Christ, which allegedly opens/closes his eyes as you look at him. Decide for yourself if it’s a miracle or just strategic smudges on his eyelids which alter your perception depending how...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AGoddard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are anywhere near Rye, be sure to visit St. Mary's and go up into the tower. A bit of a climb, but well worth it for the incredible views!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank IamaTravelJunkie555
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

Really lovely church - very welcoming. The trip to the top of the Tower, £4, is really worth it beware it's very narrow and quite steep but not that much of a climb and the views at the top are great. Apart from the views...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Judi G
Reviewed 7 February 2019

The church it self is a breath taking piece of medieval architecture. St. Mary's sits a top a hill at the center of Rye that over looks the town and river. For a few pounds you get access and climb to the top of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sabra W
Reviewed 31 January 2019

The church itself is well kept and clean. If you pay a few pounds to the church fund you can go to the top of the church tower which provides a unique and breathtaking view of Rye. Very unique and worth the time and a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MargoWoollard
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coralie k
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