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East Sussex’s most popular travel destinations are Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings, which are all located along the picturesque Sussex coastline. From seaside coastal hotels and B&B’s to the more rural inland retreats, East Sussex has a variety of accommodation options for you to choose from.
Get Along to the Popular Coastal Resort of Brighton
Brighton has many popular tourist attractions, from the Brighton Wheel and Brighton Pier to the quite magnificent Royal Pavilion. A visit to the Brighton seaside offers something for everyone. The pier itself has a collection of shops in the town centre and along the seafront, but it’s the cobbled streets and lanes where the real Brighton shopping experience takes place. Take a walk along the pier and spend some time reliving your youth in the amusement park located at the pier. If you’re visiting Brighton with kids, this is simply a must see!
Another place to get yourself along to in Brighton is the city’s Museum & Art Gallery, which is located in the heart of the city’s Cultural Quarter. The museum brings together a wide range of collections with exhibits depicting the story of Brighton and the wider world. The aforementioned Royal Pavilion is extraordinary, simply a must see, so don’t miss this if you’re planning on visiting Brighton while in East Sussex.
The Seven Sisters Country Park is a fabulous area to walk around and soak up the English countryside with breath-taking cliff top views to match. With an array of walks to choose between, including the flat, manageable walks along the beach, to the more challenging boundary walks across the South Downs National Park. Regardless of your choice you will see the local wildlife and wild flowers creating a truly refreshing experience.
Beachy Head near Eastbourne will let you get as close to the English Channel as you can without touching it and is a lovely tranquil place to visit.
Two main themes dominate the lively East Sussex town of Hastings and these are the seaside and the year 1066, the date of the famous Battle of Hastings. Hastings once had a thriving fishing industry, and while this may have declined in recent years, it still lays claim to having Europe’s largest beach launched fishing fleet.
Although Hastings was not the actual location of the Normandy battle in 1066 its legacy is still clearly evident throughout the town. Visit the remains of what was William the Conqueror’s first English Castle.
If you are interested in the history of 1066, the nearby town of Battle is well worth a visit. Take the opportunity to explore William the Conqueror’s famous abbey and stand on the very spot where King Harold is believed to have died. A day out for the whole family, with the Abbeys gardens perfect for children to explore and play in. Embrace yourself in a real piece of English history.
Located in Brighton, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre, just steps away from Brighton Centre and Churchill Square Shopping Centre. Brighton Beach and Brighton Pier are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Brighton, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre, just steps away from Brighton Sea Life Centre, Brighton Pier and Brighton Beach. Brighton Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museum and Art Gallery are also within 10 minutes.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Eastbourne Seafront hotel is in the historical district and within a 10-minute walk of Eastbourne Bandstand and Eastbourne Pier. Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum and Beachy Head are also within 3 miles (5 km).
With direct access to the beach, this Brighton hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brighton Fishing Museum, Brighton Beach and Brighton Pier. Brighton Royal Pavilion and Brighton Sea Life Centre are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Eastbourne Seafront, this apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Congress Theatre and Eastbourne Pier. Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum and Beachy Head are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rendezvous Casino and Brighton's Naturist Beach. Brighton Beach and Brighton Sea Life Centre are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Brighton hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Peace Statue and Churchill Square Shopping Centre. Brighton Beach and Brighton Pier are also within 1 mile (2 km).