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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

Clergy House


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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Birling Gap, just past Beachy Head, Eastbourne

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


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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Pashley Manor Garden


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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Groombridge Station


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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Herstmonceaux Castle. Herstmonceaux. Nr Hailsham. East Sussex



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Lewes, East Sussex


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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Pevensey, East Sussex



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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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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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Batemans Gardens 25 June 2011


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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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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The 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, 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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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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Low tide at Seven Sisters, West 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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