Rye House Gatehouse

Rye House Gatehouse

Rye House Gatehouse was one of the first brick built buildings in the country. The house formed the hub of what was a large estate for its time. Rye House is also known as one of the finest medieval moated sites in Hertfordshire.

It is also an important place in the countries history, the Rye House Plot – the unsuccessful attempt to assassinate King Charles II. In its time the Gatehouse has been a workhouse and a place in the Victorian era where people came to enjoy landscaped gardens, banquets and the delights of the countryside.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Sat, Sun and Bank Holiday Mondays Good Friday to end September: 11.00 - 16.00

Admission charges

Adults: £1.80
Concession: £1.30
Surcharge for special opening: £31.00
Adult: £4.40
Concession: £2.70

Discounts are available for groups. Please see website for details.

Rye House Gatehouse
Rye House Quay, Rye Road
EN11 0EH




Information services



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08456 770 600

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