Rye, East Sussex, England

Our furthest flung destination in September last year was Rye in East Sussex. The good lady had always wanted to visit as she is a keen fan of E F Benson’s Mapp and Lucia books and they were set in Rye where Benson lived for a long time. He in fact became mayor of the town.

Benson called his fictional town Tilling, naming it after the (very tidal) River Tillingham which flows through the town and on whose banks our hotel stood.

River Tillingham, Rye, East Sussex, England

Rye, River Tillingham

River Tillingham at Rye

Rye, River Tillingham and Buildings

River Tillingham (and River Haven Hotel, the main building over the river):-

River Tillingham and River Haven Hotel, Rye

Bellwatch Lane, Rye. I believe this bell was set up here to warn of French invaders:-

Belllwatch Lane, Rye

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