Not every bed and breakfast Brighton has to offer can provide peacefull views over the East Sussex countryside. So try Rye for a perfect day out to help escape from the noise of the city on your family weekend in Brighton. Perched on a hill, overlooking River Rother and Romney Marsh, this ancient town is the sort of enchanting, medieval place you thought only existed in history books.
Cobbled streets, medieval churches, and beautifully preserved historic houses from Tudor and Georgian times, Rye is almost suspended in time and has a uniquely tranquil atmosphere. With just 5000 inhabitants, Rye prides itself on its bohemian approach to life and unhurried village ambience.
Rye's history can be traced back to the Normal Conquest, and its many history sites and National Trust properties make for a great day of sight-seeing and exploring, especially enjoyable if you're on a budget. The Ypres Tower and Camber Castle, built by Henry VIII in the 16th century are a must-see. Lovers of history and horticulture will be amazed by the number of stately homes, castles, and gardens open to the public. Many of which offer free entry throughout the year, or charge low admission prices, with discounts for groups or families.
Winding roads and picturesque villages, dotted with tea shops and ancient inns, offer a relaxed yet educational day-out during your family weekend to Brighton. Rye boasts a number of hotels, but not bed and breakfast Brighton style - this is real 16th century England, so expect toasted tea cake shops on every corner! Weekends in Brighton are never boring, but if you want to get away for a bit, at less than 50 miles from Brighton you can return to the heart of the city in under an hour by train or car.
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