Wye lies on the eastern most edge of the Weald of Kent in the crook of the Downs where the hills take a turn to the South for their final lap before reaching the Channel. At this point the River Stour breaks through, forming a gap along which run the road and the railway, linking Canterbury with Ashford. In the mouth of this gap, but straggling a short way up the slope of the Downs, lies the medieval village of Wye.
A popular destination for walkers with a wide choice of footpaths. There are tremendous views over The Devil's Kneading Trough, the largest and most famous of the steep sided dry valleys that characterise the hills and the downs. High above the village on top of the downs is a restaurant where one can stop for morning coffee, a Bistro lunch or afternoon tea. Walkers will also experience breathtaking views from the top of the Crown, Wye's chalked carved landmark created to commemorate King Edward VII's Coronation.
Half way down the hill heading back towards the Village is The Wooden Spoon Preserving Company. The Visitor can stop here and visit their small shop and viewing gallery overlooking the cooking area. This is a chance to purchase some delicious jam made from local produce.
The Village itself has plenty to offer. The Parish Church echoes the history of Wye, it's times and people from the past.
Although not typical with a centralised High Street the visitor will be amazed to find four restaurants and three pubs all serving food. There is accommodation in the village and an excellent B&B just the other side of the nearby A28. Wye boasts a total of fifteen shops including a bank, post office, news agents, chemist, supermarket, bakery (real bread), gift and art shops, butchers and a garage.
Every first and third Saturday a Farmer's Market is held on The Green. At the same time visitors are welcome to pop into the Wye Heritage Centre located in the Old Latin School opposite the Market.
Wye is guaranteed to remain firmly in the memory of it's visitors.