Rye Castle

This structure is interchangeably known as Rye Castle, Rye Castle Museum or Ypres (pronounced “wipers”) Tower. It is one of the oldest buildings in Rye, built about 1250 as a fortification for the town. After its service, the tower was used as a Court Hall, then later sold to John de Ypres in the 15th century to be used as a private dwelling. After that, it became a prison, then a mortuary and finally a museum. Here are some shots from in and around the Castle as it is today.

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