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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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Recommended towns & villages in East Sussex

The centre of Alfriston village in East Sussex, with the Market Cross

Alfriston

Alfriston occupies a favoured position in the beautiful Cuckmere Gap and serves as a tourist village to which hoards of visitors flock to enjoy the many well preserved fine old buildings to be seen, one of the most important being the local church...

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Battle Abbey

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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Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, East Sussex.

Birling Gap

The Birling Gap is a coastal hamlet on the South Downs in East Sussex, situated on the

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Burwash Old House, Burwash, East Sussex

Burwash

It is from his home in this very English village that Rudyard Kipling penned the wise and wonderful words of his poem 'If'...

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Eastbourne

Eastbourne

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

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Village sign

Fletching

The village grew out of a Saxon settlement, near the spot of one of the entrances to Sheffield Park, now owned by the National Trust...

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Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex

Herstmonceux

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Mayfield Lavender

Mayfield

This is a tranquil, historic village lying close to the beautiful River Rother. The village stands on a ridge in a lovely rural location with panoramic views over the valley...

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Looking over the lakes at Sheffield Park, East Sussex

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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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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Batemans Gardens 25 June 2011

Bateman's

Bateman's was built in 1634. From 1902 until 1936 it became the home of Rudyard Kipling and is preserved as it was when he lived.....

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A picture of Battle Abbey

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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Brighton Pier

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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Herstmonceux Castle

Herstmonceux Castle

The 15th century red brick Herstmonceux Castle with its magnificent gatehouse, was built in the romantic era when splendour and.....

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Lewes Castle

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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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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Rye Castle

Rye Castle Museum

Rye Castle Museum, also known as 'Ypres Tower', in the beautiful maritime town of Rye, occupies a commanding position.....

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The Seven Sisters (chalk cliffs), looking east, Sussex

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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The Wilmington Long Man, East Sussex

The Long Man

Where he comes from nobody knows, nor does anyone know the identity of this 240 foot figure of a man carved into the side of a.....

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