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East Sussex Holiday: coronavirus information

Flight-inclusive East Sussex holiday packages and East Sussex Flight-Plus arrangements created by you on Expedia.co.uk are financially protected by the ATOL scheme.

Most East Sussex hotels also offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Holidays to East Sussex

East Sussex is a county in South East England bordered by the counties of Kent and Surrey with the English Channel located to the South. 

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.

Visit Hastings

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.

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in East Sussex?

A: Like many dynamic cities, Brighton and Hastings can be explored using ride-share services or public transportation. But if you're eager to head off and discover the region of Brighton-Hove or farther afield, you may appreciate the flexibility that comes with having your own rental car. For all your motoring requirements, browse our guide to Cheap Car Hire in East Sussex.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to East Sussex?

A: Some of the most sought-after places to stay in East Sussex include cottages, hotels and bed & breakfasts. You might also like to go for one of the apartments. You'll find all of these property types when you book with Expedia.

Q: What does an East Sussex holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: You can choose to sort out every little detail of your upcoming holiday or let Expedia give you a helping hand with an awesome East Sussex holiday package. Hotels, flights and car rentals — we've got them covered. All you'll have to do is work out what activities or experiences you'd like to try.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to East Sussex?

A: Choosing a package makes travelling easier, and it can save you some serious dollars as well. Flights, Hotels, Activities, Rental Cars — Expedia can help. Bundle them up and start thinking about what you'll do with all your extra spending money.

Q: What are the best things to do in East Sussex?

A: Exploring Brighton Beach should be a top priority if you're only holidaying in Brighton for a short period.

Blue Reef Aquarium is well worth your time if Hastings is one of the cities you're visiting. It's a favourite with travellers and locals alike.

Say yes to new adventures — allow time to take a close look at Beachy Head if you're stopping in Eastbourne.



The Advantages of East Sussex Weekend Breaks 

Discover a different side of the British Isles with a weekend break in East Sussex. Take short breaks away from home and enjoy some quality time in a beautiful place. You’ll come back feeling refreshed and inspired. You can have an action-packed East Sussex weekend break or get some peace with a relaxing holiday. Whatever experience you’re looking for, find it with our deals on hotels in East Sussex.

Cheap Weekend Breaks to East Sussex 

There are lots of ways to take cheap weekend breaks to East Sussex. Expedia offers deals on car hires and hotel rooms and covers trips for all kinds of travellers. The best way to save is with our holiday packages in East Sussex. First, choose your car hire and hotel reservation. Then we’ll bundle them together into one discounted price. Solo explorers, couples, families, and groups of friends can discover budget solutions for their weekend breaks. Once you arrive, enjoy some of the fun things to do, many of which are free or cheap to experience. 

East Sussex Romantic Weekend Breaks 

Couples love taking romantic weekend breaks in East Sussex. Whisking your lover away for a romantic East Sussex weekend break is the perfect opportunity to make new memories together. Expedia offers all kinds of hotel options, so you can find romantic hotels in East Sussex and choose the best place for you. Check out our deals on beautiful properties, and you’ll save even more when you choose to package your hotel reservation with a car hire. 

Family Weekend Breaks in East Sussex 

Set some time aside to experience family weekend breaks in East Sussex. There are plenty of excellent family-friendly hotels in East Sussex within our selection of hotels. You can also find a place to call home in one of the holiday rentals in East Sussex. With accommodation, activities, and adventure all waiting, there’s never been a better time to plan East Sussex family weekend breaks. 


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Malmaison Brighton £107
Reviewed on 5 Aug 2020
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Malmaison Brighton

Malmaison Brighton

     
    4.2 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Great spot , perfect for couples and family’s alike.

    Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront £84
    Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020
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    Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront

    Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront

       
      4.3 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      We have been a number of times to Brighton this however, is our first visit following Covid. What hasn’t changed is the cleanliness - top notch and the professionalism of the staff. I missed the first night and didn’t phone to advise them , but they were very good in sorting it out. Unfortunately ...

      The Grand Brighton £93
      Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020
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      The Grand Brighton

      The Grand Brighton

         
        4.4 of 5
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        Great service, lovely setting, very nice room. Drinks are a little expensive.

        Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel £80
        Reviewed on 27 Jul 2020
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        Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel

        Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel

        149 Kings Road, Brighton, England
           
          3.6 of 5
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          We stayed only for 1 night, perfect location. Great check-in the gentlemen was welcoming and made sure we had a lovely room. Super Clean

          Jurys Inn Brighton £52
          Reviewed on 26 Jul 2020
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          Jurys Inn Brighton

          Jurys Inn Brighton

             
            4.4 of 5
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            We only stayed one night but it was very nice indeed

            Hilton Brighton Metropole £90
            Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020
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            Hilton Brighton Metropole

            Hilton Brighton Metropole

            Kings Road, East Sussex, Brighton, England
               
              3.7 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              The hotel is all rather tired looking. Room quite small. Only one window opened in main room. Very hot, No fans available. No room service until 8am. Hotel in good position and generally quiet.

              Royal Albion Hotel £39
              Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020
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              Royal Albion Hotel

              Royal Albion Hotel

                 
                2.9 of 5
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                Was a nice hotel a few let downs but apart from that. Really good me and my 5 year old loved it and i would go back again

                Queens Hotel £69
                Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020
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                Queens Hotel

                Queens Hotel

                   
                  3.9 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Staff were really friendly and helpful. Very nice location and we appreciated the electric fan!

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