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The Southeast Sights

Ypres Tower

  • Gungarden Map It
  • Rye

Updated 05/27/2014

Fodor's Review

Down the hill past Church Square, Ypres Tower (pronounced "Wipers" by locals) was originally built as part of the town's fortifications (now all but disappeared) in 1249; it later served as a prison. A recent refurbishment has added an interesting exhibition on life here as a female prisoner in the "women's tower" in the 1830s; otherwise its local history museum holds a rather random collection of items, from smuggling bric-a-brac to shipbuilding mementos. A row of defensive cannons are fixed to the rampart overlooking the (disappointingly industrial) edge of Rye, and several miles of flatland beyond. When they were installed, however, the canons pointed directly out to sea.

Sight Information

Address:

Gungarden, Rye, TN31 7AY, England

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Phone:

01797-226728

Sight Details:

  • £3; £4 combined ticket with Rye Castle Museum (summer weekends only)
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 10:30–5; Nov.–Mar., daily 10–3:30; last admission 30 mins before closing

Updated 05/27/2014

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