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Dave Knight04 Aug 2022 2:33 a.m. PST

I have a week booked in Rye later in the month.

Any wargaming or history related goodness within an hour or so drive?

I will have my dog with me.

If anyone would be willing to host myself and Beau for a game (of just about anything) let me know. He settles quickly and is used to such trips. I already have one such game organised

Dave Knight04 Aug 2022 2:36 a.m. PST

Also any recommendations for dog walks?

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2022 2:46 a.m. PST

Well,Rye advertises itself as at the heart of 1066 country so….there's your first clue! grin

In Rye itself you'll find The 14th-century Ypres Tower, which formed part of Rye's defences, and is now Rye Castle Museum. There are other parts of the town walls and gates still standing too.

So if you like feudal-medieval period that's a good start!

There are walks along the military canal (napoleonic) and you're not far from Dungeness and other parts of the coast which are littered with bits and bobs left over from WWII (pill boxes, anti-tank blocks, that sort of thing). There are a couple of pill boxes on the military canal as well.

The harbour is nice, and you can get decent fish and chips….

Corporal Steiner04 Aug 2022 4:00 a.m. PST

There is Henry VIII's artillery position very nearby (Camber Castle) – and I am sure dogs are welcome too. They do guided tours.


Prince Rupert of the Rhine04 Aug 2022 4:14 a.m. PST

Battle is about a half hour drive from Rye iirc got to see that surely? I remember the wife and I holidaying down there before we were married lovely part of the country Rye was nice, Hastings was interesting but as a Wargamer the highlight was definitely visiting battle.

Dave Knight04 Aug 2022 4:41 a.m. PST

Sadly no dogs allowed at Camber Castle

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 10:54 a.m. PST

Visited Rye many years ago. Really loved it…a place I'd like to live…and had fabulous fish & chips…did the.plaves mentioned as well as Hastings and Battle.

Londonplod05 Aug 2022 11:30 a.m. PST

There was a very good model soldier shop run by a rather eccentric old boy, well worth a visit if it is still there.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 7:07 p.m. PST

Oh my gosh yes!! I had completely forgotten about that! "Soldiers of Rye"!!

Permanently closed now…!

"Soldiers of Rye – Now online only"

blank frank06 Aug 2022 2:57 p.m. PST

There's a group of very interesting sound mirrors at Lydd.


I found it a bit like visiting a set from a scifi film.

It says no public access but the locals walk their dogs around the area.

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