Eastbourne Things to Do

  • No cabbages please!
    No cabbages please!
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  • Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum
    Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum
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  • Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum
    Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum
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    The Western Seafront

    by zadunajska8 Written Jan 1, 2013

    Eastbourne Seafront really can be divided in to 2 parts at the pier. To the West is the area more traditionally associated with the town's tourist trade with the elegant Edwardian promenade, the Bandstand and the Wish Tower, along with many of the major hotels. To the East is a more family orientated and more modern (but no less attractive) offering.

    The highlights of the Western Seafront are (for me) the Wish Tower and the gardens at Holywell at the extreme Western end of the promenade.

    The Wish Tower was one of 14 Martello Towers constructed to defend the bay between Beachy Head and Hastings from attack by the French following the survey of South East coastal defences in 1793. In terms of the overall chain of coastal defences it is also known as Tower 73.

    Until very recently the Wish Tower was blighted by an adjoining café which I could only describe as an eyesore. It was a thoroughly ugly mid 20th century monstrosity which ruined the site in my opinion, especially as the offering inside made you grateful for the architecture! Fortunately this has gone now. We are now awaiting the arrival of what has been described as an "iconic building" which will house a new catering offering on the site. But since the old café has gone it is now much easier to appreciate the Napoleonic fort for what it is itself.

    Eastbourne Seafront The Bandstand Eastbourne Seafront Eastbourne Seafront The Wish Tower
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  • More Hang-gliders

    by Mariajoy Updated Dec 21, 2006

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    Standing on the cliffs at Beachy Head, these guys were at times just a few feet from us... we could have spoken to them and even touched them!

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  • Beachy Head Countryside Centre

    by Mariajoy Written Feb 6, 2005

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    Lots of helpful information can be found here about the country park, the environment, it's history and the wildlife. In the summer the coffee shop is open too... but not in Feb unfortunately.

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    Wish Tower Puppet Museum

    by daryll Written Jul 10, 2005

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    Museum contains collection of Puppets. A bit creepy though. Suitable for children

    Open from 11am to 5pm Easte to October

    Puppet Museum
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    Eastbourne Pier

    by daryll Written Jul 10, 2005

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    The pier it one of the seafront town attraction. Is where children like to go to play games (amusement centre) and even adults sometimes. No theme park like what you find in Brighton.

    Morning at the pier
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    Museums of shops

    by daryll Written Jul 10, 2005

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    This museum display information about how the older generation lived those days before, during and after world of their social history

    the Museum shops
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    • Seniors
    • Arts and Culture

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    Eastbourne Tourist Centre

    by daryll Written Jul 10, 2005

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    Eastbourne provides information and guides about local activities and events happening around the area. All brochures are free and includes other UK city guide.

    Tourist information
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    • Seniors

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