Treasure hunting in Rye
With the sun shining and the feeling spring is finally here, off The Grown Up Edit went to Rye. Although sadly not quite warm enough to ditch my cashmere scarf and jumper (which usually need to be surgically removed after winter!). Rye is in East Sussex, only two miles from the sea, which means great seafood and very attractive seagulls. Taking two and a half hours by car from London. It’s really is the perfect place for a day trip or one night stay. Lucky for us from Lewes it’s a mere 50 minutes.
Being an historic town makes it very picturesque. The Cobbled lanes and alleys are filled with Tudor buildings and antique stores, some a little more bric-a-brac but fun all the same. Great, if like me, love hunting for old treasures. After spending a few hours trotting around soaking up the atmosphere and architecture, we walked up to the High St to Georges hotel for a late lunch. Everything we ate was delicious, so this is a must especially if you want to stay the night. After our very lazy lunch we went to find my husband's dessert, Britcher & Rivers. It's an old sweet shop. It has the most impressive collection I have ever seen, it will definitely stir those childhood memories and satisfy any sweet tooth. If you're making a weekend of it, then I would definitely recommend evening drinks at The Mermaid. The next day head out of town and go to the beautiful beaches of Camber Sands (4 miles), or for something more rustic and surreal, visit Dungeness (13 miles).