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Eastbourne City guide, including Eastbourne Hotels
Eastbourne is a traditional seaside resort, boasting five miles of
downs, is an area of outstanding natural beauty and tranquillity which
belies its proximity to the busy south eastern towns of England. It is
a haven for those who like to walk or cycle. It's also a great place
for hang-gliding, mountain boarding, or for the rather less extreme
sport of flying a kite.
famous Battle of Hastings. The actual site of the battle was the Senlac
field to the north of the seaside town of Hastings. Here you can
experience the most famous date in English history, find out how the
nation changed forever in October 1066 and discover the facts of the
Norman Conquest in the very place it happened.
beautiful parkland and superb Elizabethan gardens. Here you can
experience the peace and tranquillity of this 15th century castle set
among carefully maintained gardens and parkland. The castle is not open
to the public; however guided tours are conducted from Sunday to
Friday. Other facilities include a gift shop, visitor's centre, tea
room, nature trail and children's woodland play area.
Things to do:
Get your skates on and join the locals in their favourite pastime of
roller-blading along the five mile stretch of promenade, from the
peaceful Falling Sands to the bustling Sovereign Harbour Marina. Browse
around the waterfront shops or relax in one of the continental style
restaurants, cafes or bars at the harbour. Eastbourne has a thriving
sailing and water sports scene. Have a splash at windsurfing and
canoeing, or take a pleasure boat trip along the coast.
hub of all activity on the seafront with visitors from all over the
country making the pier their first port of call. Tens of thousands of
people visit the pier during the day in the height of summer – and it’s
no wonder with so much to enjoy. We have activities for all the family.
Enjoy the stunning views of the seafront from the Camera Obscura, take
a leisurely stroll around the shops, have lunch in the newly
refurbished family bar. If that isn’t enough, the pier lights up at
night with the town’s very best night club and bars. Even in the height
of summer, the club’s air conditioning keeps the full house nice and
Downs at Eastbourne. Along with the excellent location, a range of
first-class, 24 hour facilities and an unbeatable level of professional
and helpful service are provided. The Waterfront, the superb
harbour-side development of cafés, bars, restaurants and shops,
provides a haven where boat-owners can relax.
one-eighth scale miniature locomotives as they meander for nearly a
mile around the beautiful country park. Enjoy a pleasant stroll around
the five-acre lake where nature and wildlife may be seen in their
natural habitats or relax in the prize-winning tea gardens with a
beverage, lunch or Cream Tea from the railway style cafe.
entertaining creatures you can be certain there will be plenty of
animal magic to enthral and excite everyone from the youngest to the
oldest visitor! But animals are only half the fun at Drusillas Playland
is paradise for anyone who needs to let off steam, packed with slides
and swings, ropes and climbable things.
Food & Drink:
Eastbourne, home of the Banoffi Pie, offers everything from 5 star
dining and multi-cultural cuisine to the traditional seaside staple of
Fish ‘n’ Chips and delicious ice cream. Even enjoy some more
gastronomic delights with wine tasting at nearby vineyards, visit a
cider farm, indulge in a Sussex cream tea, pop into a traditional
country pub or visit a farm shop and stock up on fresh Sussex produce.
century and as such you can find cosy open fires to settle yourself
down in front of to enjoy a pint or two, or perhaps a glass of wine.
They also serve up excellent classic pub food and host regular film and
generation. As such you can enjoy a brightly coloured décor and
dark wooden furniture. There are a good variety of drinks on offer at
the bar and well as some tasty tapas dishes too.
plenty of choice of different wines available by the glass. Here you’ll
find a convivial atmosphere in which to enjoy quality wine at
area. You can expect plenty of comfortable seating, modern décor
and a great range of drinks. Food includes gourmet style dishes such as
mussels in a fragrant coconut and lemongrass broth.
Eastbourne Hotels & Accommodation:
Eastbourne offers a range of accommodation from 5 star luxury to small
and friendly guest houses. A natural gateway to the South Downs
countryside, Eastbourne is also the ideal location to stay overnight
when exploring Sussex villages, country parks, forests, vineyards,
historic buildings and of course national beauty spot Beachy Head.
Eastbourne by night offers the perfect place to either relax after a
busy day of sightseeing or kick up your heels and dance the night away.
Take in a West End musical or enjoy a Bandstand concert, everything
from Rock n Roll to the Proms or a Classical 1812 with fireworks is
available in Eastbourne.
conference venue with a seating capacity of 1689. It has a licensed
bar, and facilities for the disabled.
architect Henry Currey and built in 1875. It consists of two main parts
- the Floral Hall, originally used as a skating rink in winter and
concert hall in summer, and the Gold Room.
Opera House. It changed to the Royal Hippodrome in 1904 following
refurbishment. The Royal Hippodrome was the home of Music Hall in
Eastbourne for many years and has the longest running summer show in
Eastbourne can be whatever you want it to be, if you want peace and
tranquillity you can find it there but if you want the sea, sport and
adventure that is there as well. Eastbourne is the ideal place to watch
the world go by one minute and explore the area the next.
Name: Maria Williams
Biography: Maria writes for Sleep UK - providers of hotels in Eastbourne.
About the Author: Biography