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Best seen at night as part of the ghost walk from the Heritage centre as really spooky in the dark... read more

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Caff_12
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Small but good

Visited earlier this week on a brief visit to Rye . It is small but has a very interesting history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
saraayemoung
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All reviews herb garden ypres tower worth a visit spiral staircase three floors interesting visit interesting history interesting place run by volunteers quick visit entry fee great views from the top lovely view great place to visit small castle on duty per adult
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best seen at night as part of the ghost walk from the Heritage centre as really spooky in the dark. Visiting the Woman's prison in the day can make you jump but I'm not saying why...

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited earlier this week on a brief visit to Rye . It is small but has a very interesting history and the curator was very helpful and knowledgeable. Great views from the viewing area

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank saraayemoung
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We visited Ypres Tower whilst strolling round Rye. Ypres tower is not the Rye Castle museum which I have found out is a different building and is free. The Ypres tower is £4 to get in, not a lot, but the museum is very twee,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

Have been to Rye many times, but never the castle, till today. It really is worth avisit, for the history of the castle and Rye itself. Horrific stories of the smugglers and the landlord of The Flushing Inn hanged for murder and then displayed for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Rye is a very interesting and historical town. The dates on the houses go back for centuries, most to around 1400 and 1500 AD. No visit to Rye is complete without visiting Ypres Tower which is accessible in minutes from the town centre. You get...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Dates to 14th century or so, compact and very well built. It’s more a barracks than a residential castle. To its rear is the River Grebe, the marshes where Mapp and Lucia were swept to the sea.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank globetrottingYankee
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Funny how a Tower in Rye, England has a name of 'The Ypres Tower' ?. Said to date back to the 14th century as part of fortification to guard the town. Its all that remains of those fortifications. It is in a commanding site overlooking...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank WW_Traveller023
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Loved this place. A small museum that allows you to feel some of the exhibits and get a flavour of the past. Don't forget to visit the Womens tower and watch "Mary" getting in trouble with her warder.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter W
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Lovely little castle, compact but with loads of character & charm well worth a visit if in the area, the guide on the desk was very helpful & informative

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gastronomicrebel
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We went and had a wonderful visit at this museum it's fascinating.The gentleman at the desk knew his history and it made it more enjoyable. Bought a book about the ghosts of Rye very good value. A real gem of a place to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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