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The Most Beautiful Small Towns in the U.K.
An important shipping center since Roman times, on an enormous embayment of the English Channel, the Camber Sands, Rye was once entirely surrounded by sea. The best views of the hodge-podge of medieval terracotta roofs and and timbered walls are from St. Mary's Parish Church tower or the Ypres Tower, the two oldest buildings in town. If you're visiting in early Spring, don't miss the annual Bay Scallop Week. Rye is scenic two hour train journey from London St. Pancras International, making i...