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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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Chalk cliffs

Birling Gap

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

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Shoreham Air Show

Brighton

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...

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A picture of Burwash

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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Jury's Gap - Camber

Camber

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

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Cuckmere Haven, East Sussex.

Cuckmere Haven

Cuckmere Haven lies beneath the 282 ft cliffs that are home to Seaford Nature Reserve...

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Herstmonceaux Castle. Herstmonceaux. Nr Hailsham. East Sussex

Herstmonceux

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Lewes

Lewes

Lewes is the boyhood home of the famous diarist, John Evelyn (1620 - 1706) He lived at Southover Grange, an Elizabethan house, which is close to the castle...

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Rye

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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A picture of Telscombe

Telscombe

The tranquillity of this attractive little village is owed to its seclusion. Telscombe rests in a fold of beautiful Sussex countryside, and the fact that it is difficult to reach from the coast, adds to its charms...

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The Long Man, Wilmington, East Sussex

Wilmington

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

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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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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Michelham priory at near Upper Dicker in East - Sussex.

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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Seven Sisters Country Park, Cuckmere Haven, 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 Long Man, Wilmington, 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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Royal Pavilion in Brighton

The Royal Pavilion

The fantasy skyline of Brighton's Royal Pavilion with its confection of domes and minarets, amazes and intrigues all who first.....

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