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About the county of 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.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in East Sussex

Doleham station, near Brede

Brede (1 Pictures)

The delightful village stands on the southern slopes of the Brede River. It is but a short distance from the town of Battle, famous for the Battle of Hastings...

Seafront

Brighton (340 Pictures)

Once a fishing village, Brighton was firmly put on the map in the 18th century by the young Prince of Wales, later to become George IV...

Camber Sands, East Sussex

Camber (25 Pictures)

Backed by the Walland Marsh, Camber has one of the finest stretches of pure sand and sand dunes found along the East Sussex coast...

The Wilmington Long Man, East Sussex

Wilmington (14 Pictures)

These days Wilmington is best known for the "Long Man" a giant carving on the north side of Windover Hill. The figure is generally thought to have first appeared in medieval times, but theories abound that it may have been there since the Iron-Age...

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Recommended attractions in East Sussex

A picture of Ashdown Forest

Ashdown Forest (23 Pictures)

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

Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex

Herstmonceux Castle (25 Pictures)

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

Pevensey Castle, Pevensey, East sussex

Pevensey Castle (49 Pictures)

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

Rye Castle

Rye Castle Museum (9 Pictures)

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

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