The Southeast Sights



Ypres Tower Review

Down the hill past Church Square, Ypres Tower was originally built as part of the town's fortifications (now all but disappeared) in 1249; it later served as a prison. The stone chambers hold a rather random collection of local items, such as smuggling bric-a-brac and shipbuilding mementos. A row of defensive cannons are fixed to the rampart, which used to overlook the sea.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Gungarden, Rye, TN31 7AY | Map It
  • Phone: 01797/226728
  • Cost: £3; £4 combined ticket with Rye Castle Museum
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct., daily 10:30–5; Nov.–Mar., daily 10:30–3:30; last admission 30 mins before closing
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  • Location: Rye
Updated: 06-11-2013

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