Located on the peaceful south coast of England, just a short train ride south of London, East Sussex is fast becoming one of the United Kingdom's best-loved holiday destinations. The county offers a dynamic medley of attractions, from the rolling South Downs National Park to the dramatic seascapes of Beachy Head, there really is something for everyone. One of the most popular coastal destinations, Eastbourne, is home to some of the finest hotels in East Sussex.
While its roots go much further back, the seaside town of Eastbourne has a thoroughly Victorian feel. Nowhere is this more evident than on the historic seafront. Lined with opulent, Victorian hotels on one side and a spectacular beach on the other, the coastal promenade is a gorgeous place to stroll all year round. Heading away from the sea, visitors can enjoy the enchanting Old Town, which is home to a selection of places to eat and drink.
The country's natural beauty is one of its major attractions, and there's no shortage of it in the area immediately surrounding Eastbourne.
Beachy Head is a dramatic chalk headland to the west of Eastbourne. The spectacular views out to see and beyond the lighthouse make it a popular spot with ramblers. Keen walkers can also head inland to the Sussex Downs National Park, which offers a variety of walks, many of which meander through picturesque Sussex villages.
Eastbourne is a popular town with tourists, and as such it boasts an impressive array of hotels. Many of the town's hotels occupy grand and slightly decadent Victorian buildings along the seafront. None can be more iconic than The Grand, which genuinely lives up to its name. Indoors, there's a pool and full-service spa, and many of the rooms offer great sea views.
The large, seafront hotels don't have a monopoly on charming settings within Eastbourne. There are also plenty of exquisite, welcoming bed and breakfasts. The Langtons Guest House offers a more intimate setting, still providing easy access to the seafront and all the town's major attractions. The Eastbourne Reymar B&B offers a similar charm, also with a library and pretty garden.