Alfriston Travel Guide

  • Alfriston
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  • Alfriston
    Alfriston
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  • Alfriston
    Alfriston
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Alfriston Things to Do

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    Alfriston Clergy House 4 more images

    by zadunajska8 Written Dec 4, 2011

    The Clergy House is a 14th century Wealden 'Hall House' is the first property saved by the National Trust when they purcahsed it for £10 back in 1896. Inside there is some interesting information about the state of the house in 1896 and how the NT restored it. You'll also see inside an interesting Oak leaf carving in the beams of teh house that looks remarkably like the famous logo of the National trust. Could this be where they got their logo from?

    Outside there is a traditional English Cottage Garden which has been lovingly restored again by the National Trust. There are wonderful views from here across the Cuckmere Valley.

    Do be aware that there is no toliet at this attraction so make sure you use one at a local pub or tea room or there is a public toliet at the village car park.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

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    by zadunajska8 Written Dec 4, 2011

    Drusillas is a "small animal zoo" near Eastbourne and Alfriston in East Sussex. This means that it doesn;t have lions, elephants and giraffes but does have a wide variety of other smaller and equally exotic animals.

    Clearly as a zoo it's going to be aimed primarily at families with children, but adults can still enjoy themselves here too as the animals are really so very charming. My favourites were the lemurs and you can actually go in and walk around their enclosure with them.

    Most people will come by car but you could combine a trip here with a nice walk across the fields from Berwick train station if it's a fine summer day.

    Do be warned though that this is not a cheap day out and if you go on a weekend during the height of summer it will be very busy and noisy.

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    • Zoo
    • Family Travel

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    by Kettleman Written Jun 1, 2006

    Looked after by the National Trust. The Clergy House is alongside the green and nearby the church, although there is no evidence that the place was ever occupied by a member of the clergy.

    It is the first place that the National Trust bought to preserve nd cost £10. It was the second building that they owned as previously they had been given one.

    Se website for more information.

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Alfriston Hotels

  • Deans Place Hotel

    Seaford Road, (formerly Best Western), Alfriston, BN26 5TW, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • The Star Inn

    High Street, Alfriston, EN, BN26 5TA, GB

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • Star Inn

    High Street, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5TA, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • Wingrove House

    High Street, Alfriston, BN26 5TD, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • The George Inn

    High Street, Alfriston, EN, BN26 5SY, GB

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • YHA Alfriston

    Frog Firle, Alfriston, BN26 5TT, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Terrible

  • Crossways

    Lewes Road, Wilmington, Alfriston, BN26 5SG, United Kingdom

Alfriston Transportation

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    by zadunajska8 Written Dec 4, 2011

    Alfriston can look a little difficult to get to as it is some way from the nearest train station at Berwick or the main bus route between Eastbourne and Brighton through the Seven Sisters Country park.

    However, on a Sunday there is a bus service from either Eastbourne or Seaford in both directions, 4 times during the day (2 hours apart) which link to teh train stations in those towns. It takes 36 minutes from Eastbourne or about 10 to 15 minutes from Seaford.

    During the rest of the week there are bus servives but they change route every day and tend to be just 1 in each direction and are designed for people travelling FROM the cusckmere valley to the towns rather than for visitors TO Alfriston.

    Check the link to the website for details as the services do change quite a bit from time to time.

    Related to:
    • National/State Park

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