As the location of the infamous Battle of Hastings in 1066, East Sussex is naturally home to many historic sites and buildings. Historic hotels in the area are either within historic buildings themselves or close to historic places of interest, where you can enjoy fascinating days out learning about this ancient part of Great Britain and its importance within the country's history and development.
Where to Find East Sussex Historic Hotels
The majority of historic hotels are located along the East Sussex coast as the region is steeped in historical significance. The medieval town of Rye with its Heritage Centre and Camber Castle is one of the most ancient settlements in Britain and is now just as famous for its antique shops - perfect for history buffs.
Hotels within the historic seaside towns of Brighton and Eastbourne hark back to the glory days of the British seaside in the late 1700s and 1800s with accommodation in sensational mansion buildings and stylish townhouses - perfect for a luxury seaside break. Guests can stroll along the promenades and view the iconic Victorian piers in both towns for a historic view of British holidays.<p/>
Historic Attractions in East Sussex
East Sussex is replete with historic attractions, ideal for days out before returning to your historic hotel for some rest and relaxation. The county has more than its fair share of castles, with Camber Castle as well as Bodiam Castle, Pevensey Castle, Herstmonceux Castle and several others.
In addition to these there are many stately homes and historic houses with beautiful grounds such as Firle Place, Glynde Place, and the stunning 15th century manor house, Great Dixter House & Gardens. Some houses even offer guided tours so you can learn even more tales of their thrilling histories and which notable people have stayed over the centuries - and which ones are haunted by restless spirits from the past!
Holidaymakers with a love of history should definitely consider a historic hotel in East Sussex. Whether it's the medieval and Tudor times and ancient battlefields that fascinate, or the 18th and 19th century coastal booms that brought their stunningly beautiful architecture, there's a historic area of the county for everyone.