Old English charm that is Rye

Old English charm that is Rye

I got huge house envy with this home…so grandeur!

One of the typical cobble streets lined with medieval buildings

At the end of the summer I finally got to tick somewhere off the list that I’d be meaning to go for ages, Rye in East Sussex.

How dreamy is Oak Corner?


And my oh my, was it worth the wait! Everywhere you turn, the character, the history, the charm, it’s oozing from every street, every corner, every nook and crevice basically.

I naively assumed that there would be one high street with a line of quaint shops and a couple of alleyways to win us over, but no, the whole town captures you with its beauty.

Losing ourselves down whimsical alleyways
The infamous Mermaid Street in Rye (sooo not suitable for a pushchair)
Here you’ll find cobbled streets lined with wonky-timbered buildings, red brick houses that are a nod to days gone by and old Norman towers that were used for defences many a year ago.
A vintage classic driving through the lanes of Rye, a perfect nostalgic moment
Even going off the beaten track, which is my favourite thing to do, we lost ourselves but couldn’t escape the picture perfect streets. They were endless.
More house envy, how beautiful is this house?
If you, like us, have a fair drive to Rye, make sure you check the traffic reports because we chose the worst day possible; when the bridge collapsed on the M20. Epic travel fail!
I captured this shot of two kids on Mermaid Street and vowed to reproduce it with my brood one day
But that didn’t stop us from having a wonderful day. I even got a spot of vintage shopping in too, check out the beautiful old scales I bought which now sit on my kitchen worktop looking pretty.
The trademark Rye cobbled streets are everywhere!
Pretty pathways
This stunning town definitely surpassed my expectations. Have you been to Rye? Share your pics and let me know your favourite towns to visit full of old English charm! I want more to add to our hitlist!

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