Rye: Camber Castle

Camber Castle was built under the instruction of King Henry VIII as a fortification to defend the south coast from attack. It fell into ruin and became a favourite spot for picnics in the 18th and 19th centuries.  In 1816 the man hailed as Britain’s greatest artist, JMW Turner, drew Camber Castle as one of his works in and around Rye. He also drew The Ypres Tower in Rye – which at that time was the town prison.


More than just an activity, the Rye Quiz Trail & Town Souvenir is full of local facts and stories. All presented in short snippets giving you lots of highlights. Complete the trail in your own time at your own pace.

20 pages - takes 1 to 2 hours - all outside - all non-contact - low cost. Lots of local history as well - explore Rye in a new way!

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