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Beachy Head Lighthouse, Eastbourne, East Sussex.

About East Sussex

The once County of Sussex can be located on the South Coast of England but is now divided into two separate counties, one being East Sussex and the other West Sussex. Bounded by the Counties of Hampshire, Kent and Surrey, 'Sussex' fronts the English Channel which seperates the United Kingdom from mainland Europe. Lewes is the county town in East Sussex and Brighton, one of Englands most popular holiday resorts which has been regarded as a ‘pleasure dome’ for centuries can also be found in East Sussex. The county town of West Sussex is Chichester and is famed for its rich heritage of historic buildings and picturesque countryside. The nearby town of Rye has delightful winding cobbled streets and old timber framed buildings and is regarded by many as the prettiest town in England. Hastings is an old fishing town and offers all the traditional amusements of the seaside, but retains much of the character from its colourful past. Rich in history, Hastings is famous worldwide for the 'Battle of Hastings' in 1066 between the invading Normans and the defending Saxons, the actual battle itself took place 6 miles inland from the town of Hastings, at a smaller town aptly named 'Battle' which is well worth a visit.
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Battle Monastery

Battle

Battle is a unique town in the county of Sussex built on the very site where William the Conqueror defeated king Harold of England and his Saxon army in 'The Battle of Hastings' in 1066...

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Old Town, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex

Bexhill

The old town of Bexhill-on-Sea is of immense charm, it has wide streets, gracious building including black and white timber frame properties, but its real "star" is the fabled De.....

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Beachy Head, with Beachy Head Lighthouse in the background

Eastbourne

Eastbourne, is a genteel town, that owes it's distictiveness to the 7th Duke of Devonshire...

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Groombridge Station

Groombridge

In an area of attractive, outstanding villages, Groombridge with its 18th-century tiled cottages against the back-drop of a beautiful village green, stands out as being the very epitome of the perfect English village...

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Hastings

Hastings

Hastings is an old fishing town along the southern coast of England. It offers all the traditional amusements of the seaside but retains much of the character of its colourful past...

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Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex. Taken in 1986

Herstmonceux

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A picture of Playden

Playden

Playden is situated just north of Rye. It is most noted for its beautiful Norman Church dedicated to St. Michael which dates from around 1190...

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Rye Mill

Rye

Regarded by many as the prettiest town in England, Rye is a very popular place to visit along the south coast of England in Sussex. Standing on a hill, Rye is full of pretty.....

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The Big House

Sheffield Park

A large estate in East Sussex created by Lord Sheffield in 1769 who employed Capability Brown to design the estate gardens. In 1876 the Lewes and East Grinstead Railway was formed.....

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Winchelsea

Winchelsea

This is a pretty, busy little town tucked along a ridge overlooking Pett Level...

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Recommended attractions in East Sussex

Alfriston Clergy House. Alfriston, East Sussex

Alfriston Clergy House

Amongst the treasures of this town is the first house to be acquired by the National Trust, this is the magnificent Priest's, or.....

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A picture of Ashdown Forest

Ashdown Forest

Ashdown Forest is a magnificent area of mixed woodland and heathland in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It.....

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Gatehouse

Battle Abbey

The Abbey Ruins - The pope ordered William the Conqueror to build an abbey in penance for the great loss of life. The abbey was.....

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Front entrance to Bodiam Castle, East Sussex

Bodiam Castle

The wonderful parapet, walls and high round towers of 14th-century Bodiam Castle are gloriously reflected in its broad moat. It.....

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Signal Cannon

Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier is famous for its thrilling rides. Take a journey on the 'Wild River' flume and climb the water mountain for a.....

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Lewes Castle, Lewes, East Sussex

Lewes Castle

Lewes is dominated by its famous castle built by William de Warenne, trusty confidant and follower of William the Conqueror. It.....

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Part of the wild garden at the priory

Michelham Priory & Gardens

Michelham Priory is a hauntingly beautiful place set against a backdrop of fine Sussex countryside, splendidly surrounded by a.....

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Pevensey Castle, Pevensey, East sussex

Pevensey Castle

When it was first built Pevensey Castle must have been an impressive sight standing against all-comers while the waters of the.....

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The classic view of the Seven Sisters in East Sussex, with the cottage in the foreground

Seven Sisters Country Park

Designated a site of Special Scientific Interest, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Seven Sisters Country Park.....

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