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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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Bexhill on Sea

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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Beach at Camber, East Sussex

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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Friston Pond

Friston

Friston is well known for its beautiful forest. Found a few miles inland from the bare ridge of the incredible rock formation of the Seven Sisters, this superb beechwood is not yet 80 years old...

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Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex

Herstmonceux

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Norman church, Pevensey, East Sussex

Pevensey

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A picture of Seaford

Seaford

The town is famous for its Martello Tower built as part of the English defences against invading European neighbours, this is the westernmost of the towers and is now an interesting local history museum...

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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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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 Wilmington Long Man, 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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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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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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Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex

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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Michelham 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 Gate

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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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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