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The Old Ship Hotel
The Old Ship Hotel

Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NR

4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (943 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Brighton hotel is just steps from Brighton Fishing Museum and Brighton Beach. Churchill Square …

£59
Royal Albion Hotel
Royal Albion Hotel

35 Old Steine, Brighton BN1 1NT

3.0 out of 5.0
2.9 out of 5 (1,185 reviews)

This hotel is housed in two interconnecting Regency buildings, located on the city's seafront, adjacent to the Old Steine and …

£62
Hilton Brighton Metropole
Hilton Brighton Metropole

Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2FU

4.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (1,157 reviews)

Just 2 blocks from Brighton Centre, Hilton Brighton Metropole is within a 15-minute walk of Brighton Museum & Art Gallery …

£97
Drakes of Brighton
Drakes of Brighton

43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (113 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Brighton Sea Life Centre, Brighton Pier, and …

£140
The Grand Brighton
The Grand Brighton

97-99 King's Road, Brighton BN1 2FW

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,538 reviews)

Located in Brighton, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Brighton Centre and Churchill Square …

£116
Brighton Harbour Hotel
Brighton Harbour Hotel

64 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NA

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (854 reviews)

With direct access to the beach, this Brighton hotel is in the city center, steps from Brighton Centre, Brighton Beach, and …

£68
Jurys Inn Brighton
Jurys Inn Brighton

101 Stroudley Road, Brighton BN1 4DJ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,016 reviews)

Situated in Brighton, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Bartholomew's Church and Brighton Museum and …

£89
New Cosmopolitan Hotel
New Cosmopolitan Hotel

29-31 New Steine, Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PD

2.0 out of 5.0
2.8 out of 5 (486 reviews)

Located in the heart of Brighton, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Brighton Sea Life Centre, Brighton Pier …

£58
Granville Hotel
Granville Hotel

124 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2FY

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (164 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Brighton Centre, Brighton Beach, and Churchill Square Shopping …

£84
Brighton House
Brighton House

52 Regency Square, Brighton BN1 2FF

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (429 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this romantic guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Brighton Centre, Brighton Beach, and …

£113

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Pocket Guide: East Sussex

A short journey south of London lies the beautiful and historic county of East Sussex. Spanning rolling green hills and dramatic coastlines, the county is a firm favourite among United Kingdom holidaymakers. It's not only natural beauty that pulls in the tourists, though. East Sussex is also home to a plethora of stunning villages, lively towns and exquisite hotels, making it a charming all-round holiday destination.

Sensational Seaside Towns

The East Sussex coastline is one of the county's main draws, but not only by virtue of its natural beauty. Punctuating the coastline is a number of Victorian seaside resorts.

Eastbourne and Hastings offer visitors the best chance to hark back to the days of elegant Victorian holidaying. The seafront promenades are lined with stunning period buildings and the air is filled with that nostalgic fish and chip fragrance. Both towns offer some stunning seafront hotels, as well as some more pared-down, friendly guesthouses.

Bohemian Brighton

A little further along the coastline, Brighton and Hove is an altogether different kettle of 'fish and chips'! Behind the seafront row of elegant Victorian hotels and Regency town-houses lies a town of thriving culture and welcomed diversity.

The city's theatres provide ample evening entertainment, while the bohemian North Laine provides plenty of independent shops and cafés, ideal for afternoon strolls.

In addition to the grand hotels of the seafront (The Grand and The Hilton Metropole are among the best known), expect a medley of charming bed and breakfasts. Smaller outfits such as Brightonwave and One Broad Street offer a more personal stay, coupled with an enviable central location.

Rural Sussex

Just north of the wealth of stunning seaside towns lies a vast expanse of countryside. Whether you're heading into the Down for a hearty walk, or prefer to retreat into the depths of Ashdown Forest to enjoy a peaceful spa hotel, there's plenty for tourists in rural East Sussex.

The Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club sets the standard for tranquil accommodation in the countryside. Nearby, visitors can take their pick from walks in Ashdown Forest or entertaining the kids at the local Llama Park.

A favourite spot with walkers lies just outside of Brighton, at the Devil's Dyke. This unusual landscape is picturesque in itself, but the panoramic views over nearby villages is something else.

Historic Towns

East Sussex has a rich history, much of which is still on show in the county's many historic towns and villages. Few towns are as rich with history as the county town of Lewes. It has a high street lined with stunning period buildings, and set just back from the main drag is an 11th century castle. To complete the package, the town houses some of the finest hotels in East Sussex, as well as a number of great places to eat and drink.

History buffs are likely to head straight for the aptly named village of Battle. The site of the Battle of Hastings, Battle sits in the heart of 1066 country. There's a traditional hotel in the village centre, and plenty of dazzling walks in the surrounding area.

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