Rye is one of the best preserved medieval towns in England and is home to the enchanting Mermaid Street, the striking Norman church of St. Mary's, a wide selection of shops and a thriving fishing fleet. The town has a rich history dating back to the 18th and 19th century when smuggler gangs became residents in the local inns. Those historic roots, and the charm of the coastal hideaway, make it an ideal location for holidaying. Want to find out more about the area? Visit our coastal Sussex guide here.