East Sussex Travel Guide

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Brighton

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903,1613,145

Eastbourne

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95,207,90

Hastings

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58,101,33

Rye

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89,240,28

Bodiam

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41,120,0

Lewes

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47,123,14

Battle

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45,136,8

Hove

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20,25,2

Winchelsea

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8,22,3

Bexhill

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5,19,2

Brighton

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  • Royal Pavilion

    Brighton Things to Do

    A visit to the Royal Pavilion should not be missed if you are at Brighton. First, I think we nearly walked the whole way around the Pavilion to find the entry point, some how, we must have missed the sign pointing to the entrance. It was all good though, because we saw all sides of the Pavilion. The outside was impressive, so what would the inside...

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  • De Vere Grand Brighton

    Brighton Hotels

    Certainly the best hotel - grand in name and in the old style. Very expensive, particularly if you...

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  • This might work by Summer 2008

    Brighton Things to Do

    The team that were behind the 'London eye' are planning to build what they call an 'i-360' structure on the Seafront at Brighton. The design means that a single 'pod' can rise up over Brighton, giving views of up to 25 miles. It will be slightly taller than the London eye.Whilst I think the name is a bit of a gimmick, cashing in on the 'i-pod,...

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Eastbourne

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  • worst experience ever

    Eastbourne Restaurants

    We just had dinner here and I have NEVER been treated worse in a restaurant. First of all we were waiting ages to order drinks. The food was poor and after complaining they first of all ignored us and after bringing it up again they said they tasted it and said it was fine. UNBELIEVABLE. They decided a shouting match would be a better option. I...

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  • The Grand Hotel

    Eastbourne Hotels

    This is in the if-you-have-to-ask-the-price-you-can't-afford-it category but lives up to...

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  • Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum

    Eastbourne Things to Do

    Eastbourne's Napoleonic Fortress was built to keep the French armies out. Now it welcomes visitors in. When the fortress was built in 1807 the winning bidder for the work was not the cheapest or best value, but the man who had bought up all the local brick supplies and so was the only man capable of actually completing the work! The Redoubt was...

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Hastings

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  • Become a deep sea diver!

    Hastings Things to Do

    Well, not literally obviously, but if you want to experience walking underwater without the aid of diving equipment, Underwater World is the place for you. It is an aquarium with a walk through section where the fish are actually swimming above you. Apart from this, there are numerous other more conventional tanks with all manner of marine...

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  • Chatsworth Hotel

    Hastings Hotels

    My mother and I came down here for the weekend during our 2 week trip to the UK.We were pleasantly...

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  • Hastings Castle: skip it if you just...

    Hastings Tourist Traps

    The grounds are pleasant (if you ignore the ugly green cinema house); the remains of the chapel are picturesque, and there is a great view looking down over the town of Hastings.There are some small "dungeon caves" which they probably merely used for storage, there are bathroom facilities, and a truly awful 20 minute film of the castle's history in...

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Rye

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  • Half decent hotel buffet breakfast

    Rye Restaurants

    We had arrived in the area early and were looking for breakfast. We did not stay in this hotel; we only had breakfast. It was the same breakfast that they provide to their staying guest - a hot buffet. There were eggs over easy, bacon, sausages, hash browns, mushrooms, all the usual features of a Full English. You could eat as much as you like. The...

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  • The George in Rye

    Rye Hotels

    A beautiful place to stay. Quiet and very clean. Parking is somewhat limited but there is parking by...

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  • Camber Sands

    Rye Off The Beaten Path

    Camber Sands is an amazingly beautiful beach about 3 miles from Rye in East Sussex, or about an hour and a half drive south from London. The sand is fine and soft, the beach is clean and huge, and at least the day we were there (a nice warm sunny day on a Summer weekend) there were not that many people there. It is 5 miles long and is very wide and...

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Bodiam

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  • Fabulous food in a delightful pub

    Bodiam Restaurants

    Imagine a pub where the food is delicious, the service is good and the environment is enchanting.Yes, there are the wooden beams. Yes, there is a dining area. Yes, there is a large garden (with tables) to the back and large tables to the front. Yes, there is a large carpark. Yes, the toilets are clean.The view from the back-garden is of Bodiam...

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  • Good Food and Fine Views

    Bodiam Restaurants

    In a neighbouring village and overlooking Bodiam Castle is the White Dog PH and restaurant.You will need to book early for key dates (Mother’s Day etc) as the restaurant is highly regarded. We often take friends and relatives there.In the summer you can sit outside with a bar snack or a meal on one of the many tables and eat alfresco… Whatever is...

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  • Wharf Tearoom

    Bodiam Restaurants

    Located just inside the entrance gate to the Bodiam Castle estate is the Wharf Tearoom. This is a relaxed feeling café which sells a selection of light lunch-type meals and plenty of sweet treats. It has outdoor seating at the front and at the rear, plus tables inside as well for the cooler months.We stopped in here for some morning tea before...

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Lewes

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  • LEWES STATION - 'RAILING' AGAINST...

    Lewes Transportation

    They say that it's better to travel than to arrive, but when you are faced with a delightful architectural gem like Lewes Railway Station, then believe me, arrival is by far the better part of the bargain. The line between Brighton and Lewes first opened in 1846 and over the years the station became a Victorian masterpiece of cast iron...

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  • Horsted Place

    Lewes Hotels

    Little Horsted, Lewes, TN22 5TS, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • GETTING SPLICED (AT SOUTHOVER GRANGE)

    Lewes Local Customs

    We have an age old custom in the United Kingdom which is sadly in danger of dying out. People did it for reasons wide and varied - for love, for faith, for fun, for tradition's sake, for their mum and dad, for a laugh, for money, for respectability and even tax reasons. Yes readers, I speak of the institution. In days gone by many an entertaining...

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Battle

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  • ROBERTSBRIDGE

    Battle Off The Beaten Path

    The small village of Robertsbridge is located about 10kms from Battle. The Village is believed to date back to 1176, when the only Cistercian Abbey in Sussex was built on the site of the current War Memorial. The Abbey was moved to the village of Salehurst. I found the village quite interesting. Plenty of history, like the story of Richard the...

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  • Leeford Place Hotel

    Battle Hotels

    Whatlington Road, Battle, TN33 0ND, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Battle Abbey.

    Battle Things to Do

    This is part of the same site as the 1066 battlefield and the admission price of £5:30 for adults covers both. The Abbey was built after the Norman Conquest by Duc William of Normandy aka William the Conqueror, supposedly in thanks for his victory. the altar was to be placed where King Harald of the saxons had been killed. A religious site...

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Hove

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  • Promenade

    Hove Things to Do

    Promenade just like the locals. Sundays are for walking along the seafront. Pre-lunch, post-lunch. Dog-walkers, families, everyone.Just people watching and enjoying the architecture.

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  • Seafield House

    Hove Hotels

    23 Seafield Road, Hove, BN3 2TP, gb

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • American diner in Hove

    Hove Restaurants

    Reliable diner that has salads, wraps, burgers, shakes etc... There's also a breakfast menu.The decor is American 50s surfer(although they are about to redecorate so it may change). It gets very busy on Sundays, and evenings in the week its fairly buzzy.We've been here regularly since it opened (about 6-8 years ago) Chicken burger.

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Winchelsea

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  • Great Pub Grub

    Winchelsea Restaurants

    On the corner of German Street and Hiham Gardens, the New Inn is an 18th Century pub serving excellent traditional meals and they are also a B&B. Sunday lunches are served between 12 and 3pm. It is possible to reserve tables although it's not strictly necessary. There's a billiard room out the back too! We had the traditional English Sunday roast...

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  • Winchelsea Lodge Motel

    Winchelsea Hotels

    Hastings Road, Winchelsea, TN36 4AD, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Strand Gate

    Winchelsea Things to Do

    The Strand Gate is considered to have been built in the 1300s - part of the magnificent defences required to protect this medieval Cinque Port against the French raids. Winchelsea was at that time a major harbour with massive national importance to to ship-building, and the wine trade. There are dozens of websites detailing its fascinating history...

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Bexhill

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  • Trains to Bexhill

    Bexhill Transportation

    Bexhill is rather well served by train stations for a town of it's size. In the town centre is Bexhill station itself, but on the line heading towards Eastbourne are Collington and Cooden Beach stations, both of which are smaller, unmanned stations. There are direct services from Bexhill to Hastings, Brighton, London and Ashford International. All...

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  • The Cooden Beach Hotel

    Bexhill Hotels

    Cooden Beach, Cooden Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 4TT, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Sadies Café

    Bexhill Restaurants

    Sadies' Cafe is a great place to eat. It's not posh but it serves good food from high quality ingredients (many of which I'm told are locally sourced when possible). They have a range of daily specials but I've always found the breakfasts to be best. From the bacon and fried egg sandwiches made with thick freshly baked bread to the "Farmhouse...

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