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This is definitely a must visit while in Rye. The small museum packs a punch with its well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sabra W
Seattle, Washington
Amazing - must visit!

For such a small museum it really does cover all bases! Very informative, and well presented... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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“ypres tower”(31 reviews)
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All reviews herb garden ypres tower worth a visit spiral staircase three floors interesting visit interesting history lovely view run by volunteers interesting place quick visit entry fee great views from the top great place to visit small castle on duty per adult
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely a must visit while in Rye. The small museum packs a punch with its well organized and detailed exhibits. It is well maintained by a friendly staff that Is happy to tell you stories of folklore and ghosts.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sabra W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For such a small museum it really does cover all bases! Very informative, and well presented. Especially loved the sea shanty music that you are able to play in one of the towers! A special thank you to the kind chap on the desk, he...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RacheyBaybee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spread across three floors the tower is an interesting piece of history that has been well restored. If gives an insight into history and people of the tower. The 'Womens Tower' in the grounds gives a good description of prison life for those who were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roxburgh8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here because we were in town and my 11 year old is doing a project on castles. Probably not big enough to be classed as a castle but an interesting half hour or so. Cheap entry and and lovely view from the top....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank orionuk2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Built 1249 Henry 3rds reign . The museum is interesting with embroidery and pottery from Medieval times. Staff friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. The castle is in good condition. Rye Castle, also known as Ypres Tower, was built in 1249,[1] and is situated in Rye, East Sussex, England....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 18 November 2018

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
Thank Caff_12
Reviewed 14 November 2018 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 6 November 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
1  Thank Bakers50
Reviewed 2 November 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
Thank dvdgurr04
Reviewed 17 October 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
1  Thank ShaneMcDonald
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4 February 2019|
Response from 937jacqueline | Reviewed this property |
Hi there Yes, they are very dog friendly. And we were there late last year. Wish we could of brought our dogs away with us. They would of loved it in there.