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A little time capsule of a town, Rye is all cobbled streets, medieval houses and postcard-worthy streetscapes. Dotted with independent shops, vintage stores and atmospheric pubs, the East Sussex town makes a great place for a weekend away all year round. In winter you can cosy up beside roaring pub fires and tackle wholesome walks in the surrounding countryside, while in the warmer months it’s an idyllic base for exploring nearby Camber and its epic, sand dune-edged beach. Sold? Check out these dreamy places, all available to book on Airbnb, that you can call home during your visit. RECOMMENDED: The best things to do in Rye This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.
Rye is as postcard-perfect as towns come. The quaint East Sussex settlement is planted two miles from the sea and, despite a rich history of smuggling and maritime conflict, is nothing short of serene. Rye’s labyrinth of winding streets and passageways, dotted with quirky shops, medieval inns and cafés, are begging to be explored slowly. A day here is guaranteed to have a soothing effect on the soul. Stressed-out Londoners, take note.