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St. Mary's Parish Church

Church Square | Church Square, Rye TN31 7HF, England
+44 1797 222318
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Very nice view from the rooftop

Was a nice church, but the view from the rooftop was amazing!! It was £3.50 to go up there, but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David T
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Worth climbing the tower

This is a very pretty little church with a great clock tower, that offers historical value and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
EonsOfZaphod
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Beckenham, 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 the surrounding countryside. St Mary's is open to visitors every day of the year, except for Christmas Day, from 9.15Am - 5.15Pm in summer and 9.15Am - 4.15Pm in winter. Admission to the church is FREE. The Visitor Centre stocks a good range of postcards, Christian greetings cards, prayer cards, books, gifts and Christian jewellery. The Tower, which is open every day (weather permitting) for a charge, has become a popular place for marriage proposals!
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Church Square | Church Square, Rye TN31 7HF, England
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+44 1797 222318
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was a nice church, but the view from the rooftop was amazing!! It was £3.50 to go up there, but the liked the route up there.

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very pretty little church with a great clock tower, that offers historical value and great views of Rye and the surrounding area. The church has some great stained glass windows. The climb costs £3.50 and is free for children. The climb is...More

Thank EonsOfZaphod
Reviewed 5 days ago

A nice church which was open. I liked their book libraries - one where you could buy books and another where you could borrow books.

Thank camval
Reviewed 1 week ago

This large beautiful ,church has splendid views atop the town, buy postcard to avoid steps of tower,

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I come to Rye I call in on St Mary's, if only for the views from the tower, which has lovely 360 degree views over the town, river, and to the harbour (and, of course, the wind turbines). The church is large, with the...More

1  Thank dvdgurr04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beatfiul house of God, has a lot of history connected to Rye, lovely stained glass. Have a tower you can go up, can see the pendulem of the clock. Has various artifacts of Rye. Welcoming and friendly, would be great to visit this worshipping...More

Thank bazonian2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful church with tower offering great views over Rye. Worth popping in when visiting Rye, it really is a special place. Church yard also of interest.

1  Thank tamara b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful church with a rich history. The trip up to the tower is precarious and people with a very wide girth will find sections very very claustrophobic. The steep narrow stairs must be navigated backwards on the way down which is aided at most points...More

Thank darialuco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely church in the middle of the town. Worth the visit to see the very busy stained glass window. You can walk up the tower steps for a view of the town. There is a small charge. It is also worth a walk around the...More

Thank 1954Elizabeth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely well preserved church. Climb the tower for an excellent view of the surrounding countryside.

Thank Christine T
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coralie k
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Check out the website for Rye Parish Church.
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