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Build as a defense against the French

Henry III gave permission for the castle to be build in 1249 and it is well preserved and you have... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Rye Castle museum - in the high street (not ypres tower!)

Had a quick look around this little museum, which is set in the town centre. (People on here seem... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
Bushey, United Kingdom
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Gungarden, Rye TN31 7HH, England
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All reviews worth a visit prison cell captain pugwash herb garden lower floor henry iii interesting history hands on activities enjoyable visit walk around small place entry fee quick look town centre on display romney marsh surrounding area
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great castle. Only small but it does have hands on activities for all ages. Prices not to bad either. Worth a visit and great for all ages. Really enjoyed the visit the staff are lovely too.

Thank S1978h
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Henry III gave permission for the castle to be build in 1249 and it is well preserved and you have a beautiful view into the landscape!

Thank Aleksander22
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Had a quick look around this little museum, which is set in the town centre. (People on here seem to be confusing Rye Castle Museum with Ypres tower museum – they are two totally separate places – and we visited both). This is Rye Castle...More

Thank Sellest
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Happened to be passing by and castle looked interesting. Very informative chat with the man handling admissions. Interesting artefacts with great views from the torrents.

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Great history and views. Friendly staff. Admission was £8 for family. Children had opportunity to dress in costume.

Thank Bunny4bee
Reviewed August 23, 2018

It's a very small castle but even so, it is interesting and can be seen in a short period of time. They do try to cover everything though - prison, living conditions, women's preparation, guards, war, history (see pics). There are picturesque views from the...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Very modest local history museum. Entry fee is UKP 4 for an adult. small kids (maximum 3) get free entry. The items on display aren't very special, and it's a small place that won't occupy your time for more than 20 minutes. The tower itself...More

Thank thomasmG7353YY
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

We where out in Rye for dinner and thought we would go and take a look at the Rye Castle Museum at night. Was a lovely walk. By the museum and surrounding area. Would recommend taking a look if your in the area. Lovely church...More

Thank kelly b
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Tells the Rye of rye both ancient and modern with small selection of novel exhibits - loved the fire engine.

Thank MikeFo
Reviewed July 20, 2018

One can look out across the Marsh and River Rother from this vantage point outside the Ypres Tower. There is also a very nice little walled herb garden.

Thank Jo N
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Toby J T
October 25, 2018|
Response from SarahC11487 | Property representative |
I believe the Heritage Centre is still running Ghost Walks through the town, but they no longer end with entry to the Castle.