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Little Marshfoot is a 3 bedroom self catering holiday accommodation that sleeps 8 and is located in Hailsham, Southern England. This property is pet friendly allowing for 1 pet. Prices range from £313 to £3818 per week. Local to Bodle Street, Hellingly, Herstmonceux, Horam, Warbleton
If you enjoy walking, cycling, birdwatching or just in need of some rest and relaxation and an opportunity to recharge your batteries, then Little Marshfoot is for you. This holiday cottage is situated in the Vale of Sussex, on a working 240-acre beef farm on the edge of the Pevensey Levels. There is direct access to a network of footpaths across this Site of Special Scientific Interest, home to many birds and includes the 1066 pathway. The Cuckoo Trail, part of the National Cycle Network Route 21, also provides 14 miles of mainly traffic-free pathways, useable in all weathers. This property is close to the ancient market town of Hailsham which is a delightful mixture of old and new retaining character but also offering a cinema, leisure centre, swimming pool and bowling alley which are useful on those occasional rainy days. Encounter the animals at Knockhatch Adventure Park or learn to ski. Herstmonceux Science Centre offers some hands-on educational fun and Michelham Priory will inspire the keen gardener with a chance to explore 7 acres of stunning grounds. Don’t miss Drusillas Animal Park, widely regarded as the best small zoo in the country and you can even have a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine! Walk the clifftops in the Southdowns National Park, take in the opera at Glyndbourne or try a spot of hang gliding – watching can also be entertaining. There are beaches at Pevensey and Eastbourne. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
All on ground floor: Spacious living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen with breakfast bar. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one (zip and link, can be twin) with additional single, 1 twin with additional single (for child). Bathroom with toilet.
Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels included. 37" satellite TV (full package). Wii. Electric hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing Machine. Dishwasher. Fridge Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store by arrangement. Welcome pack. Pet to be kept on a lead - working farm. No smoking. Note: Unfenced ditches on farmland.
Splendid views of the Eastbourne seafront enhance the elegant, light feel of this popular dining room, where knowledgeable staff serve modern classics from a skillful kitchen.
This elegant restaurant is situated in the small market town of Battle and serves simple, classic fare from a seasonal menu. Local produce from farms and markets in and around Battle is used wherever possible.
The Dining Room Restaurant, set in the heart of Ashbourne, offers a seasonal menu using organic produce sourced locally from the Derbyshire countryside.
Simple and delicious food, using locally sourced produce, is the focus here. The restaurant is set in the Panelled Room and The Garden Room, both dating back to the 16th century and with beautiful views over the gardens and South Downs.
The Bull on the Green is a pub and restaurant in the heart of the Sussex countryside offering great food and a wide choice of drinks. To the rear of the pub is a secluded courtyard to sit out in on lovely summer evenings. In the winter log fires create an inviting atmosphere.
Enjoy a delicious meal at The Kings Head in Udimore. This historic pub dates from the 16th century and started life as a farm house, before becoming an ale house and ultimately the friendly, family pub that it is today. Relax in the beer garden and enjoy the warmest of welcomes.
A traditional country pub with two cozy, log burning fires, beer garden and delicious, locally produced food. The Plough is also renowned on the local music scene as a great venue to catch blues, jazz and folk throughout the year.
An award winning restaurant that's perfect for every occasion. Modern European food made from the freshest seasonal ingredients and a global wine list carefully selected to complement the flavours of the dishes.
This light and airy pub serves expertly cooked modern European cuisine at reasonable prices. The Ginger Pig uses local produce in its seasonal menu, with dishes both traditional and modern, providing a wide choice of fish, meat and vegetarian options.
There's a bright minimalist cafe on the ground floor and a smarter, more formal restaurant upstairs. The menu for both features many freshly caught fish dishes as well as meat options. There's an open plan kitchen so you can watch the chefs at work.
The Woolpack is a 15th century inn that is conveniently located in the centre of the High Street in Tenterden. It is a charming and delightful establishment that still retains its character and a number of original features, from the low ceilings to the wooden floors, but has a stylish and traditional decor that creates a relaxed and warm atmosphere. It comprises of a pub, restaurant and six stunning hotel rooms. The pub is lively but welcoming and popular amongst both locals and visitors, it offers the perfect place to enjoy a drink amongst the relaxed surroundings. They frequently have live music that makes for a thoroughly entertaining night out. The restaurant offers informal dining amongst its cosy and warm decor. The food, staff and service is first class, food is home cooked and produced using fresh local ingredients that create a diverse and interesting menu, food is excellent and beautifully presented, portions are large and excellent value for money, and customer service is very good. Outside are lovely gardens that are perfect on a warm summers day. The Woolpack is a lovely quaint country pub, a great all rounder, excellent hospitality, staff, food, service and atmosphere, could not fault it.
The Black Horse serves a range of food and drink from mountains around the world in a mountain setting. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and they also have a skittles alley which is available for hire.
Adventure Park with birds of prey, animals, reptiles, giant sky leap slide, indoor soft play areas, rowing boats, toboggans, trampolines, crazy golf, plus lots more. At extra cost and weather permitting, go-karts, laser adventure game, rodeo bull, tea room and burger bar.
A huge indoor soft play area where children can plunge down the Niagara Slide, take off from the sky high aerial runway, escape over Indiana's ravine, escape the giant balls and much much more. Under fives they have their own area of slides, ball pool and sounds.
Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park offers you the opportunity to experience one-eighth scale miniature locomotives in their full glory. The locomotives wander around tracks that stretch for almost a mile within a beautiful country park, you can ride on these locomotives or just watch. The driver wears a proper uniform complete with hat and before the train sets off he blows his whistle, there is even a conductor at the rear of the train to ensure all riders are safe. It is a full circuit track complete with a tunnel and bridge, level crossings and even goes along the edge of the lake. The country park has a five acre lake that is home to lots of nature and wildlife, that you can walk around. In the indoor section there are model trains that run around little villages for 20p, it is entertaining to watch them go around the tracks and spot all the miniature features, smaller visitors love this. The tea gardens are the holders of many awards, here you can enjoy the relaxed and warm ambience with a beverage and a light snack. They serve a selection of refreshments, lunches and cream teas that are all reasonably priced. There is lots of space as well as an adventure playground for the children to run around in and burn off all that excess energy. There are also lots of picnic areas around the park. The gift shop has a nice selection of gifts and souvenirs relevant to E.M.S.R. The park is open every day from 10.00am to 5.00pm and you will find the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful, and the entry charge is brilliant value, if you live nearby then you might be worth buying a season ticket. Overall the park has a calm and tranquil feel and even if you don't ride the locomotive you can enjoy the walks and pretty surroundings. E.M.S.R is a perfect day out especially if you have younger children, or are a train enthusiast, it is an enjoyable way to pass a few hours. If in the area take the time to visit this lovely park you will not be disappointed.
Regarded as the best small zoo in the country, Drusillas Park houses hundreds of exotic animals from monkeys and crocodiles to penguins and meerkats. Go Bananas! Monkey Kingdom and Amazon Adventure are perfect for letting off steam and Thomas the Tank Engine offers a train service 362 days a year.
The Adventure Park has a large wooden climbing boat, paddling pools, sandpits, slides and more. The themed American golf course has two 9-hole courses which go over water and through tunnels. There is a picnic area and burger bar.
Middle Farm is brilliant for really small kids. You can see sheep shearing right up close at the right time of year and there's a cute play area with an old cart and horses.
The heritage trail and gardens at Paradise Park are the perfect day out for all ages. The Museum of Life is one of the finest exhibitions of its type in the country, with life size moving dinosaurs and a spectacular collection of fossils, minerals and crystals.
You will meet enchanting seahorses, stinging jellyfish, camouflaged cuttlefish, sinister octopi, inquisitive ray and lots more. Over twenty themed fishy displays bring the seashore and the ocean depths to life before your very eyes.
The Ashdown herd of llamas and alpacas was started in 1987. Over the years the numbers have increased and there are now more than 100 of them at the park. As well as llamas and alpacas there are also three reindeer.
Pooh Corner is the ?Gateway? to Pooh Country and locations of the Winnie-the-Pooh stories and famous Poohsticks Bridge. Its creator has spent the past 28 years promoting Pooh Country for all Pooh fans worldwide so they can enjoy a visit to this beautiful area — for free.
Watch in amazement as giant turtles and sharks glide above you in the underwater tunnel. The Tropical Reef comes complete with a shark encircled wreck and breathtaking tropical coral.
Delta Force Paintball Crawley is conveniently located on the border of Crawley town centre making it easily accessible for those travelling here. It has a substantial base camp that offers the ideal meeting point for a day of action and excitement. There are six different and exciting game zones that range in style they include Castle Wallenberg, Chemical Alley, Command Post, Mad Murphy's Jungle Attack, The Haunted Graveyard and Viet Cong Village. The staff here are fantastic, friendly, professional and enthusiastic, they give a full briefing of the equipment and rules of the game as safety is paramount as is having fun. When you visit here you are assured the highest standard of equipment and guns to further enhance your day here. Gather your team together, get your game plan and let the game begin as you strive to capture your opponents base whilst protecting your own, it is a game of strategy and nerves. Delta Force Paintball Crawley is a highly charged day of thrills and excitement, you will be tired and sore at the end but will be saying what a fantastic time you had and will be wanting to return again. Go see for yourself what all the excitement is about.
Southern Pursuits is an outdoor activity and adventure centre, that is ideally located between London and Brighton. A choice of the activities on offer include, quad biking, off road karting, clay shooting, archery, axe throwing, land hovercraft and argo cat driving, they offer a choice of packages and prices to cater to all budgets and preferences. You can rest assured that you are in safe hands when you visit here, safety and fun is paramount, the equipment is all well maintained and they provide all the gear too. The staff are great too, you will find them to be friendly, professional and experienced. Before you venture out you are given a full safety briefing and the equipment is explained, all that is left is for you to have fun. Depending on the activity you choose you will come away, dirty, sore or with a few bruises but, you will have had lots of laughs and will feel exhilarated. There is a restaurant on site where you can get a bite to eat and drinks during the day, it is a nice area to chill at after your activity. Southern Pursuits offers an awesome day out for all, families included, so if you are looking for a outdoor activity day then look on further, you are assured fun and excitement in a safe environment.
A real mix of sand and shingle beaches that are great for holidaymakers. The eight mile beach is framed by the beautiful South Downs and the infamous Beachy Head. There is also an historic five mile promenade, complete with a beautiful Victorian pier and Thirties bandstand.
Enjoy dramatic natural scenery and a serene atmosphere at Fairlight Glen Beach along Covehurst Bay. This East Sussex treasure starts with a wooded stretch that leads down to the water. The coastline features large rocks and sweeping cliff sides that enhance the visual appeal, although navigation may be difficult in some areas.
A wonderful pebble beach, with sandy patches. A great place to walk, although take some good shoes! If its swimming you're after then Pelham beach at Hastings is your answer. This award winning beach is perfect for families. There are plenty of amusements, cafes and restaurants to suit everyone.
The Pett Level is a stunning beach in East Sussex that offers peaceful atmosphere and a gorgeous view between Rye and Hastings. It parallels a sea defence wall that was constructed in the 1940s. when the tide goes out, beach combers can find ancient tree stumps and remnants of a fossilised forest from the pre-Ice Age period.
This is a pebbly beach, popular with tourists and locals. It's been awarded a blue flag and is an excellent beach for families with young children.
Lagoon Watersports offers a fun way to enjoy the benefits of being near the Brighton Marina. The facility includes a sea sailing school that can teach ambitious seafarers how to sail a dinghy, yacht or powerboat. Sessions are available for individuals, families and groups. Travellers and locals alike can fully enjoy being by and on the water with Lagoon Watersports!
A fun place to explore and have fun in the mud! Mainly marshland and wet sands, it is a great place for a swim and an ice cream.
Cycle along the coast from Pevensey and Westham railway station via Pevensey Castle to Bexhill and then return via the Pevensey Levels and Herstmonceux Castle and Observatory.
A paved route running from Hampden Park to Heathfield. Perfect for families due to the few road crossings and short stints on roads.
A predominantly off-road route on very hilly terrain which is often muddy and wet. Begin at Newhaven Town and take in the fascinating places along the way, such as Friston Forest, the Seven Sisters cliffs, and Beachy Head.
The Old Roar Gill is a narrow valley that runs along a stream. This deeply cut land feature begins with a sandstone ridge and meanders through Alexandra Park. Explore this lovely wooded area and observe two gorgeous waterfalls, hard rock formations and the many plants and animals that call this lush region home.
A very challenging ride climbing almost 3000ft (900m) in total, covering roads, muddy tracks and bridle ways. There are spectacular views, however and if you're up for the challenge it's a fantastic ride.
Discover the unique beauty that makes the Undercliff Walk so memorable! Just east of the Marina is an exciting journey that runs along the base of the chalk cliffs. The excursion covers approximately 4.5 km and provides amazing views you can't find elsewhere. Enjoy the fresh air and invigorating atmosphere of land and sea as you travel the Undercliff Walk!
A mixed route on roads and public byways covering some very hilly sections and other more flat areas.
This beautiful park is at the heart of the East Sussex countryside and is part of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Have an explore and a pub lunch.
Cross the deserted marshes of Walland and Romney on this challenging 48 mile ride.
Wind through the lovely, historic town of Rye and join the surfaced bridleway, and eventually the cycle route which takes you past some beautiful lakes. Keep an eye out for local wildlife. The trail then goes through Camber onto the sea wall. Why not have a break on the beach before continuing on to Lydd to complete the route.
Travel between Rye and Winchelsea through the delightful woodlands on a traffic free bridleway. Look out for the impressive Camber Castle and admire the panoramic views across Winchelsea Beach and out to sea.
Explore the parish of Edenbridge in this circular 6 mile route. The track can become particularly muddy at times especially if the river floods.
The Campbell circuit is 650 metre, full tarmac outdoor pro-kart track with a minimum width of 6 metres, a choice of track layouts, and computerised lap timing equipment.
Morgan Sailing offer tuition in sailing, shorebased RYA sailing courses, sailing yacht charter and corporate sailing events. You can choose the length of your course and you will be sailing around Eastbourne Bay.
Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum is one of the most notable historic landmarks along the South Coast. This Napoleonic Fortress was constructed more than 200 years ago to protect this section of the coast from the forces of Napoleon. Today it stands as a unique reminder of those turbulent times and serves as a home to the biggest military collection of its type in the south of the country, here you will discover a historic collection that dates back more than 300 years and incorporates displays that include uniforms, medals, weapons, medals, models and lots more, each display contains lots of information explaining what the items are. You can see a video presenting Eastbourne during the Second World War and discover how many words became part of the English language. The Redoubt is open daily from 10am to 5pm from April through to November and included in your ticket price is a complimentary daily tour, they run at 11.00am and 3.00pm and are about 30 minutes long. Also included is free entry to the parade ground and gun platforms as well as a free return visit with each ticket bought. There are great views out over the Channel from the cannon. You can have your photograph taken as you stand guard at a sentry box. During the month of August you can try out the Military Training Ground. The children have lots to keep them entertained from dressing up in military costumes to quizzes and Hands on History events that are loads of fun. You will find the staff to be friendly and helpful and the guides are informative and bring the history and stories of the fort to life, they are more than happy to answer your questions. There is a nice cafe that is themed in a vintage style, there serve a nice selection of beverages and light snacks that are reasonably priced. The gift shop has a selection of relevant gifts, books and vintage style gifts, airfix models and lots more. The Redoubt Fortress and Military Museum is certainly worth a visit if you are in Eastoburne it is interesting and informative and will only take a couple of hours to get around.
The Spray Water Sports Centre caters for a wide variety of abilities and offers a huge range of activities. These include power boating, body boarding, sailing, canoeing and windsurfing. Why not try your hand at something new and take a course in one of these exhilarating sports?
The Nationwide Paintball site near Hastings and Eastbourne lies in some 85 acres of woodland. You will be given a full safety briefing and will be able to talk tactics with the marshal. Enter the paintballing war zones and try your luck in 'The Swamp', 'The Village' and 'The Fort', to name a few.
Eastbourne Downs Golf Club is home to an 18-hole downland course that has far reaching views out over the English Channel and Beachy Head, it is conveniently located in the lovely South Downs. The course incorporates the beauty and natural hazards of the Downs, it is an easy to walk course and is designed over two levels. Although it is a traditional downland course it plays like a links course and offers a challenge to both novice and experienced golfers. The course is in excellent condition and the greens are super and run well. You are assured a warm and friendly welcome here as a visitor and the staff are all very nice and helpful. The clubhouse has good facilities and an inviting atmosphere with a great selection of drinks and meals on offer, the food is delicious and very reasonably priced. If looking to play golf whilst in Eastbourne then you must check the Eastbourne Downs Golf Club out, you will not be disappointed, great course, staff and green fees are excellent value.
Situated in the heart of Battle, a magnificent 9 hole course in over 90 acres in a woodland setting: the most beautiful surroundings in which to enjoy a round of golf. Second tees make a challenging 18 hole round.
At the Lewes Leisure Centre you can enjoy a range of activities including swimming, and swimming lessons, as well as children's activities such as the play zone, the magic castle and the ocean adventure.
Mitchelswood Farm is set in 20 acres on the edge of Nerwick Village. Children from the age of four can be led on a small pony before progressing through the range of proven horses and ponies as their confidence and technique improves. There's also a cafe, swimming pool and 'Boot Barn' riding footware shop on site.
Situated in heart of the beautiful Ashdown Forest, this 400 year old spring-fed lake offers 6 1/2 acres of peace and tranquillity for the discerning trout fisherman.
Soft Rock Climbing provides plenty of options to get you started into climbing. Birthday parties and various other planned sessions can be catered for. (See website for outdoor climbing details)
You'd be hard put to find a safer introduction to rock climbing and the basic skills that you will learn and practise during the day: belaying (depending on experience), climbing technique, equipment selection, setting up basic top ropes, climbing etiquette and safety awareness.
The Dyke Golf Club in Sussex, England is a beautiful stretch of green that offers the perfect setting for a day of sport. The course is situated along a National Trust downland and farmland which encourages local wildlife and birds to frequent the area. The grounds also include a bar and restaurant.
The Brighton Squash Club invites seasoned and new players to enjoy good competition while testing their skills in a sport that was created over a century ago. The club hosts an annual tournament that runs through April and into May. Participants must submit an application form to play in tournament events.
A fun-packed time for the whole family. The Centre offers all Bowlplex's state of the art facilities, including 24 bowling lanes and a sports bar and grill.
Worthing Aquarena offers far more than just a swim, with a main 33 metre pool, a learner pool, diving boards, flume, sauna, steam room, sun beds and health and fitness centre.
Sevenoaks Vine Cricket Club has a long history with evidence of cricket dating back to 1734. Located in the centre of Sevenoaks, this beautiful club avails of fantastic views across the North Downs. The club is totally amateur and they are an accredited Focus Club and play Kent Premier League cricket here. The club is open to both members and non members and is an important aspect of the local community. The clubhouse offers the perfect spot to sit on a nice sunny day, with a glass of something as the game unfolds in green in front, makes for a very pleasant way to while away a few hours, in the relaxing atmosphere.
A part of Vert Wood, this lovely nature reserve is dispersed over 4 hectares and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It also is one of the few places left which showcases Vert's once extensive heathland.
A great place to spot woodland birds, who dominate this pretty wood and breed here. Keep an eye out for spotted flycatchers and the great lesser spotted woodpeckers.
A beautiful wooded valley lying in close proximity to the lovely town of Hastings, this nature reserve has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The Malling Down nature reserve features scrub and chalk grassland that is home to many rare butterflies and flowers. This important natural landmark can be easily accessed on foot form the centre of Lewes. Make sure you bring a camera because you will want to capture images of this gorgeous 78 hectare large area.
An expansive 17 hectare area along a floodplain in Sussex, is also a Site of Specific Scientific Interest. Birds migrate down the river valley along which the site is situated and the reedbed is an invaluable source to thousands of swallows and warblers. You may even spot a marsh harrier or a bittern if you're lucky.
Old Lodge is one of the few places left in Sussex where the delightfully colourful redstart breeds regularly. You might also spot silver studded blue butterflies, dragonflies nightjar, woodcock, tree pipit, stonechat and adder.
Situated at the tip of the Weir Wood Reservoir is its beautiful nature reserve. This in turn is backed by Ashdown Forest and thus is a wonderful place for all the family to relax and have fun in. Visit the small bird hide or take a stroll around the reservoir.
The Ashdown Forest lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is a site of special scientific interest as well as being a special protection area for wildlife, which include deer, badgers, foxes and many species of birds.
Spend some time visiting Rye Harbour's beautiful 800 acres, encompassing huge varieties of plant life and wildlife. See the extensive saltmarshes and shingle ridges and the 250 odd species of birds who have made their homes here. Keep an eye out for redshanks, lapwings and oystercatchers.
The legendary Devil's Dyke can be found a mere five miles outside of Brighton. This breathtaking natural landscape offers beautiful scenery and a unique story. Travellers can explore historic sites, including the walls and ramparts that give away the existince of an Iron Age hill fort. Find geocaches, go climbing or hunt for fossils in this stunning region.
Seven acres of beautiful and tranquil gardens set on a moated island — the longest water-filled medieval moat in England is home to a myriad of wildlife. Kitchen, Physic, Medieval Cloister and Water Gardens are all to be explored before a stroll through the Orchard and around the moat walk.
After extensive renovations, Firle Place has opened its doors to the public. This elegant landmark features classic style and lush green landscape that will be the highlight of your visit. Stop by the refurbished tea room for cream tea and a bite to eat. Travellers should check ahead of time for current open hours and admission fees.
A delightful walled herb garden, dating back from the 1700s. Admire the many statues and impressive gazebo, then sit back relax and enjoy the lovely scenery.
Rose, mulberry, herb and wild gardens surround this Jacobean house which was home to Rudyard Kipling for 30 years. On the River Dudwell, which flows through the wild garden, there is a working historic corn mill.
Explore the immense beauty oft he Southover Grange Gardens! This fascinating landmark features a 16th century house and surrounding property which has been well-manicured and made available to the public. After being occupied by numerous historic figures, the location was later requisitioned by the government during World War II. Today it provides luxurious scenery for a brief escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Alexandra Park proudly accepted the Green Flag Award for the 6th year in a row in 2010. This achievement is given to parks that are well-managed and offer a high level of value to the local community. Travellers can explore this lovely green space which is full of native wildlife. Don't forget to spend some time exploring the Old Roar Gill and Coronation Wood!
Pashley Manor is a quintessential English garden located on the Sussex and Kent border. Pashley offers a sumptuous blend of romantic landscaping, imaginative plantings and fine old trees, fountains, springs and large ponds.
Created during the early 1990s, the beautiful gardens at Merriments have quickly developed into a stunningly beautiful 4 acres of densely planted borders where the plants grown in the nursery can be seen in a garden context with a truly remarkable depth of imagination.
Internationally renowned garden and parkland, landscaped by 'Capability' Brown, with waterfalls, cascades and some beautiful lakes. See the magnificent colours throughout the year. Sheffield park was also reportedly the site of the first England vs. Australia cricket match.
Great Dixter is a charming 15th century timber-framed manor house set in one of the most beautiful gardens in England. There are many different areas to the garden, including topiary and meadow areas, the wall garden, the high garden and the exotic garden.
Queens Park offers a wonderful setting for an afternoon stroll or a family picnic! This tranquil green space is nestled in a sheltered valley. A local herbalist maintains a wildlife garden and offers workshops. The area is also home to a clock tower which was constructed in 1915. Travellers should check with the park and event organisers to learn more about what's on during their visit.
Preston Park is recognised as the largest of all urban parks in the city of Brighton. Travellers can stop by to enjoy a lovely afternoon in the open air with lush landscape and the relaxing trickle of water ways all around. The area is also often used for circuses, concerts, family days, fairs and much more!
Surrounded by acres of beautiful parkland, Groombridge has history dating back to the 17th century. The backdrop to the formal walled gardens is the classical Restoration manor house.
South Downs Way offers some of the finest countryside in the region! Anyone who enjoys a lovely view should not miss a chance to explore this breathtaking region. A 160 kilometre trail traces older routes and droveways that line the ridges of South Downs.Travellers can discover this area on foot, bicycle or horseback.
St. Ann's Well Gardens is a fascinating place packed with natural beauty. The site was originally used by Dr. Richard Russell between 1687 and 1759 as a place of healing. His clients would sip water directly from a spring as a remedy for various ailments. Later the maintained gardens were changed and entertainment was added.
Dating back to the early 20th century, this garden features plantlife from all over the world, including Burma, Tasmania, the Himalayas and the Andes. Borde Hill also showcases a superb collection of champion trees.
You'll discover 27 acres of magnificent woodland and water gardens filled with rare and unusual plants including specimens from all over the world. A lot to enjoy if you are a green fingered enthusiast. (Limited wheelchair access)
Crawley Memorial Gardens are a popular haunt for locals owing to their convenient location in the town centre. They were opened by the local people of Crawley after the first World War to commemorate those who lost their lives in the war. Today they provide a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the town. Within these beautiful grounds is a nice collection of mature trees, shrubs and flowers, sculptures by local engineering students, as well as a big enclosed play area for children. The grounds are well maintained and they are continually planting and redesigning the gardens to provide lots of colour and aromas, it is a lovely park and looks great all year round.
Worth Park Gardens is currently undergoing some major renovations to bring it back to its former glory however, it is still a stunning park with many wonderful features including, formal gardens, parkland, woodland, play area, football pitch, tennis courts, lake, fishing and croquet green. It is a historic park that extends to more than 40 acres and was at one time a part of the Forest of Worth. During its heyday it was a prime example of a premier Victorian pleasure garden and landscape and royal hunting ground. The volunteers that run these gardens hold frequent workshops and garden visits, there is no entrance charge although a donation of £1 is suggested, if you want to find out more about the grounds and history. Worth Park Gardens offers children the ideal environment to run around and let off steam, as well as offering nice leisurely strolls and some nice views as you walk around and some local wildlife. When the works have been completed the gardens will be stunning that is not to say that they can still not be enjoyed.
Delightfully informal, Emmett's Garden is not very large — it covers an area of about 4 acres at the highest point in Kent on the 600 foot sandstone ridge so there are wonderful views. Its stunning rock garden has recently been restored.
Charts Edge is a member of the National Gardens Scheme, which opens fine gardens to the public to raise money for charity. Comprising 7 acres of spectacular gardens, it contains many unusual features.
Hailsham Pavilion combines a fully restored interior featuring high quality decor associated with the Golden Days of cinema and theatre entertainment, with a programme and facilities which are right up to date.
This beautifully restored early 19th century fortress provides the perfect setting for the largest military museum in the south east. Collections include the Royal Sussex Regiment, the Queen?s Royal Irish Hussars and the Sussex Combined Services.
The Underground Theatre is a cosy and intimate performance space and a great venue for small-scale professional productions of drama, dance and music.
Murder at the Mowbray offers an alternative and fun night out for all. Gather a group together and get ready for a thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable night.There are two great plots to choose from both are equally good, you won't be disappointed regardless of which one you choose. Throughout the evening the plot unwinds and thickens as you try to solve the great mystery of who the murderer is. You may be picked to take part in the escapade or can just be a spectator from the side. The actors are fantastic, they totally immerse themselves in their characters and give a really believable performance and the whole evening is so well co-coordinated. The food is really good too, it is tasty well cooked and presented. Overall it is a fantastic evening and offers great value for money. Murder at the Mowbray is a memorable and entertaining night, you will leave wanting to return.
Beachy Head cliffs are dramatic and a major draw for both locals and visitors to the area. They are the UK's tallest chalk sea cliff features at 530 feet high and are located at the western end of Eastbourne seafront. To access the cliffs you can walk up or cycle up them from the seafront or take an open-topped bus tour that incorporates the cliffs in it's schedule. There are a number of attractions in the area including, the Beachy Head light house which, is only a short boat trip way. The Beachy Head Countryside Centre has lots of information on the local area from geology to the general history together with a gift shop. Or stop at The Beachy Head Pub to enjoy a drink and a meal as you soak up the astounding sweeping views over the surrounding countryside. In addition Beachy Head is where the South Downs National Park and amazing Seven Sisters cliffs commence. Beachy Head is a true beauty spot, offering striking scenery and amazing views out over Eastbourne and the English Channel.
Discover a magical time travel adventure for the whole family at award-winning social history attraction, Yesterday?s World. Set in a charming 600 year old hall house and new state of the art exhibition centre, it features the backstreets of Victorian England, Queen Elizabeth II's coronation and fashions of the psychedelic seventies.
Learn about the many exciting opportunities available in Lewes, East Sussex! The tourist information centre is available to guide newcomers as they experience this charming district. Book accommodations, gather a list of upcoming events, reserve tickets and/or pick up a souvenir or two! Books, postcards and much more are available at the Lewes Tourist Information Centre!
Hastings Arts Forum can be found on the sea front at St. Leonards Marina, it serves as an art community and gallery for the local community. The purpose is to be a centre that is committed to publicising and growing an arts awareness in the town. The exhibits change frequently so there is always something new to see here, with many different disciplines and mediums on show, from a diverse range of artists. The showroom is bright and airy and each piece is well displayed, showcasing the talent of the artists. They are open daily from 11.00am to 5.00pm. During the year they organise a number of events, classes and workshops so keep an eye on their website for these details. Hastings is beginning to emerge as a cultural centre in the UK so it is not difficult to see the popularity of Hastings art Forum.
Lucy Bell Fine Art is a gallery located in St Leonards on Sea, it's purpose is to advocate the exhibition and selling of Fine Art Photography, in addition to presenting talks, workshops and portfolio reviews. Exhibited are a diverse and interesting collection of work from professional artists, amateurs and university students all given equal credence. The gallery boasts a colourful and interesting range of exhibits to date. On sale at the gallery are prints from past exhibitions, they can also obtain work from other photographers. It is a pleasant gallery that is both welcoming and the staff friendly and helpful. If you are looking for alternative things to see and do whilst here then head to Lucy Bell Fine Art.
Claremont Studios is a community venue that is committed to offering assistance and encouragement in innovative conditions, where artists can grow and learn which, in turn will benefit the cultural life of the local community. The gallery is bright and modern and displays the work of the artists on the walls and shelves, you will also find a selection of unique high quality gifts for the home, yourself and little ones. The studios are operated by professional and friendly staff who have a vetted interest in assuring the continued success of this community venture. The artists involved here are all professional and talented and use a variety of mediums to showcase their works. They also operate art classes. There is an area of the gallery where you can sit and enjoy a selection of hot and cold beverages and a choice of home baked goods. They operate a number of events throughout the year so it is worth checking the website for these. Claremont Studios offers a warm and welcoming environment where you can enjoy prime art and a coffee in the relaxed environment of the studios.
From fine paintings to china, this vast collection has something for everyone. There is an emphasis placed upon local wildlife and the contrast between today and 150 million years ago. Children will love the fossils, dinosaurs and prehistoric crocodiles!
Adventure Golf Hastings offers a fun way to spend any clear afternoon! Don't just play miniature golf, dive right into a beautiful landscape that was heavily inspired by sunny Florida. The course includes 7 waterfalls, over 37 fountains, a cave, Tikki poles. Some fountains also produce an amazing dancing water display!
Explore the Old Gallery and get a better perspective on Hastings and the people who thrive there. This unique collection includes eye-catching interpretations of many of the area's key landmarks and cultural icons. Each was painted with love and care by Andrew G. Dennis, a man who grew up in the area and has come to admire it's many beautiful features.
Art lovers should not miss a chance to stop by the Rebel Gallery in Old Town, Hastings. This independent collection features the amazing work of imaganist Suzanne Powell and photographer Jon Wilhelm. Previously known as the Huldrick Studio and Gallery, the Rebel Gallery forms the cornerstone for art in Old Town.
The Tablet Gallery in Hastings offers fine art for home or business. This fascinating retailer offers a wide variety of stunning pieces. Find something to hang on a wall, look for limited edition pieces or pick up a high quality dishwasher safe mug that was individually printed with the work of Gavin Luker.
The Electric Palace is a unique independent digital cinema nestled in Hasting's Old Town. The venue was specially developed to cater to film presentations and similar events. Audiences regularly attend to take in screenings of classic, world and contemporary cinema. Travellers are invited to book in advance to make sure they have a seat during their stay!
Don't forget to check out the Leigh Gallery during your visit to Hasting's Old Town! This captivating gallery was established in Bloomsbury in 1982. It later moved to its current neighbourhood in 2001. Curious shoppers can find a lovely selection of unique items that range from paintings to glass, ceramics, decorative boxes and other amazing pieces.
Everyone has a great time when they visit Flamingo Amusement Park! This family-friendly attraction contains an array of exciting rides and activities. Hop on Cinderella's carousel or explore the ShowTime funhouse. There's a ghost train, bumper cars, thrill rides and much more! The grounds include an on-site ATM and cafe.
Priory Meadow is a shopping centre with all you'll need under one roof — clothes shops, electrical shops, music shops and restaurants, and bars for when it's time for a break.
The American Express Community Stadium is recognised as one of the most iconic in all of England. This important sports venue is the home of the Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club. Along with opportunities to spectate, visitors can also participate in public tours of the facility. These run on specific days throughout the week.
Since 1859, the University of Brighton has been instructing creative young minds in many artistic pursuits. Today the facility boasts an impressive art programme as well as a number of unique exhibits. See an exciting collection of work from the world's leading research environment for artistic endeavours during your stay in Brighton!
Located in Preston Circus, the Holistic Health Clinic offers many enticing treatments that will invigorate the mind and body. Visitors can participate in a Yoga or Pilates session or sign up for one of the many courses and workshops hosted at the facility. The services list includes deep tissue massage, cranial osteopathy, aroma therapy, chiropractic services, healing techniques, homeopathy and much more!
The beautiful Brighton Dome is the premier multi-arts venue along the south coast. This culturally important landmark has seen more than 200 years of history in the area. The organisation produces 600 plus events in the areas of theatre, music, dance, spoken word, literature, comedy, film, visual arts, digital media and more annually.
The handsome Theatre Royal in Brighton is the perfect place to enjoy a good show. Pastries, cakes, tea, coffee and other refreshments can be enjoyed in the Parlour while entry level bars offer additional libations during your visit. Travellers should check the theatre's current production schedule to see what's on when they will be in the area.
North Laine in Brighton is a haven for travellers who want to relax and enjoy one of the most vibrant regions in the city. This charming urban stretch includes more than 400 unique cafes, entertainment venues and independent shops. There is truly something for everyone! Take a tour, go shopping or stop in for a bite to eat during your stay.
The famous Spiegeltent is a hand hewn pavilion that features the finest cabaret and music around. Very few authentic Spiegeltents still exist today. The tents were constructed with mirrors, wood, canvas, velvet, brocade and leaded glass which gave each its own unique personality. Visitors can explore the many classic acts and attractions featured, which range from jazz to debates, comedies and much more!
The University of Sussex has served as a popular educational institute for over 50 years. More than 13,000 students have taken up the intellectual and creative challenges presented by the school, coming out stronger and more prepared for their future careers. Available courses span a number of broad areas, including law, business, engineering, psychology, life sciences, physical sciences, art history, philosophy and medicine.
The main museum arch is the focal point of Brighton's fishing quarter. It contains a 27ft beach boat, prints, photographs and memorabilia of Brighton seafront life from the Regency days to the post-war boom in pleasure boat operations.
Experience the quaint atmosphere and unique retail opportunities available at the Lanes in Brighton! This fascinating area is packed with novelty restaurants and charming shops. Buskers often make their way up and down the streets, adding even more variety to your visit. Discover local history, enjoy live jazz music and find something special to take home with you at the Lanes!
Undercover shopping centre with a varied selection of all your favourite high street outlets.
The Brighton Media Centre includes two buildings located a 10 minute walk from the nearby train station and just a minute from the beach. Office space, studios and event space is available. Business travellers, groups, organisations and others can contact the Brighton Media Centre for more information on venue space and related services.
Chocoholly bills itself as a "creative chocolatier". This enticing shop offers a mouthwatering selection of the finest confections, ranging from chocolate bars to gift hampers, salted caramels and seasonal items. Workshops are also held so visitors can learn more about how their favourite dessert is made. Organic and vegan items are available.
The Regency Town House is a five storey Grade I listed building in Brunswick Square, Hove and also includes a basement annexe a few doors away. The house and basement are currently under restoration, so viewing is by pre-booking only, see website for details.
The infamous sound and light show opens up the town?s local history and the fascinating walking tours on offer allow visitors interesting insights into the town?s rich heritage. Enjoy an exhibition of the old arcade games that once dominated all British seaside resorts or for the more brave souls amongst you take the ghost tour and learn of local legend and folklore.
Rye Art Gallery stands at the heart of the ancient town of Rye, displaying works of both regional and national importance. The Gallery comprises two historic buildings, housing the Stormont Studio and the Easton Rooms.
Chapel Down is based in Tenterden in Kent, it is a premium and highly awarded wine producer in the UK as well as an innovative drinks company. They produce the grapes in their own and partners vineyards across the South East of England to develop world-class sparkling wines, still wines and craft beers produced using traditional methods. They are capable of producing almost one million bottles of still and sparkling wines a year. They are innovative in that they continually strive and push the usual boundaries by blending new and traditional wine making methods to create varying styles of wine. You can visit these incredible facilities, they are open daily all year round from 10.00am to 5.00pm and offer guided tours from April through to November, that involves a wine tasting session. You are introduced to the whole process from the vine cultivation and growing, to picking, pressing and bottling, tours last about an hour. Staff throughout are fantastic, very friendly, helpful and importantly passionate about the process. The Swan restaurant is delightful, modern and stylish, with a relaxed atmosphere, it has a diverse and interesting menu, the food is excellent home cooked and produced using fresh local produce, the result is great tasting dishes that are well presented and excellent value for money. The shop sells wines, cider and beer as well as cheeses, glasses and decanters, there some nice items here, and you can do some more tasting as well. A visit to Chapel Down provides for a great day out, the overall experience is fantastic, informative and interesting and really well organised and excellent value too at only £10 per person.
Kent and East Sussex Railway is the best example of a preserved rural light railway. The line commences at Tenterden and gently saunters along the ten and a half mile track through the glorious and natural countryside of the Rother Valley, with the line ending at the castle at Bodiam. The rolling stock are clean and well refurbished, they include steam locomotives and a 1950's dmmu, so you get a real feel of travelling by train in a bygone era. Most of the level crossings are still gates that are operated manually. There are a choice of ticket options the one that offers the best value is the all day hop-on, hop-off Rover fare you can use the train all day and get off at any stop explore and get on again. The Station Refreshment Rooms at Tenterden provide a pleasant and cosy venue where you can enjoy a selection of hot and cold dishes, as well as snacks and ice cream, you can opt to sit inside or outside where shade is offered by the surrounding trees, or on the nearby picnic benches. There is a children's play area located across from here. At the Souvenir and Gift Shop in Tenterden you can purchase a selection of gifts or train memorabilia and souvenirs as well as tickets or driver experience days. Different trains operate on certain days throughout the year and most weekends but everyday in August, the full timetable can be obtained on the website. In addition they host a range of themed and activity days that are great fun especially for families, as well as Murder, Mystery nights. The staff throughout are fantastic, very friendly and extremely helpful and knowledgeable and happily answer your questions. Kent and East Sussex Railway is a delightful railway that takes in some stunning countryside and allows you to appreciate a time when trains were the kings of transport, it is very nostalgic as you meander through the countryside and hear the lovely sound of the steam whoosh, enjoyable for all even you are not a train enthusiast.
The Ropetackle Arts Centre is a place for creativity and individuality. The facility is community run and has seen some of the most well-known performing arts events hosted in the United Kingdom. Each week sees another collection of exciting events and performances. Travellers should check the official website to see what's on during their stay.
The best way to go sightseeing is from the sky. HeliFly Ltd. offers a unique way to get a new perspective on Sussex, Brighton and elsewhere. Flights start at around 20 minutes and go as long as 45 minutes with a custom package option. Enjoy delicious lunches, take a flying lesson or book a memorable air tour today!
The Shoreham Harbour Lifeboat Station is an important landmark in this region. The station currently welcomes visitors to come and learn more about what they do. After replacing the previously demolished facility in 2010, the current station is home to the lifeboat, Enid Collett, which was named for the donor. Tour guides and a souvenir shop are available.
Tilgate Park is an oasis of calm within the bustling and vibrant borough of Crawley. This historic park has underwent a number of changes over the years and today it has so much to offer to locals and visitors to the park from lovely lakes, lawns and gardens to vast areas of woodland and bridleways offering plenty of opportunities for walks. In addition it has a number of superb facilities including, Tilgate Nature Centre which is home to a great variety of animals from endangered species to the usual farmyard habitants. Go Ape is the UK's premier forest adventure where, you can have an exhilarating and thrilling time as you zoom down zip-wires, scale high wires and tackle obstacles amongst the tree tops as well as swinging from Tarzan swings. There are a choice of lake based activities such as fishing and boating. There is a fantastic play area where younger visitors can run off steam and play amongst the equipment, offering hours of fun and enjoyment for them. Tilgate Forest Golf Centre is just across from the park and utilises its stunning surroundings and natural hazards and features to create a challenging and enjoyable round of golf. The Walled Garden incorporates a cafe, picnic area and a maze as well as a number of themed gardens for you to enjoy. The cafe serves a selection of beverages and light refreshments and provides a tranquil and lovely area to relax in and enjoy the surroundings. Tilgate Park is the perfect attraction for all the family as there is so much on offer you will be spoilt for choice and are assured a fabulous day out.
K2 is a state of the art indoor leisure centre located within the Crawley borough. It is a premier leisure facility that offers an excellent range of facilities including, a 50 metre swimming pool, learner pool and leisure pool, indoor rock climbing, high tech gym, gymnastics hall, squash courts, athletics stadium, outdoor pitches, indoor bowls rinks and martial arts room. In addition they have a number of treatment rooms, sauna and steam rooms and you will find all the amenities to be clean and well maintained. The equipment is all in perfect working order and is regularly updated. They have a nice cafe and bar where you can relax after a workout and enjoy a meal and drink in a bustling and cheerful environment, the quality of the food is very good, tasty and value for money too. A range of activities, events and classes are hosted here, so worth checking to see what is on and when. K2 is open from early to late every day to cater to everyone. K2 is the ideal venue to accommodate everyone as there is so much to get involved with here.
The Hawth Theatre is a contemporary building that showcases a varied and animated schedule of events covering the south east region. They host a variety of acts including artists, musicians, dancers and performers from local talent, and overseas talent to immediately recognisable names and West End shows, dance comedy and film, there is a limitless schedule. Situated in a lovely wooded site, it has plenty of free parking and numerous first class facilities that include a Theatre, Studio, a permanent foyer exhibition space, meeting rooms, a cafe, two bars and an outdoor entertaining area. The programme of events changes frequently and they put on more than 350 performances in a year. The theatre has a lovely animated and welcoming vibe and the staff are friendly, approachable and very helpful. The bar areas provide the ideal environment to meet for a drink before and during the show, they have a cheerful atmosphere. At the cafe you can get a meal or light snack before the show, the food is good quality and the prices are great value. Seating within this intimate theatre is very good and you will get a good view of the stage from wherever you sit, the seats are comfortable and the acoustics are really good. The Hawth is a lovely theatre that offers a wide variety of shows at very affordable prices, there will be something to appeal to everyone, a evening here will not disappoint.
Worthing Theatres offer an exciting and diverse all year-round programme of concerts, plays, cinema, dances and much more for your enjoyment. Check the website for a show to suit you.t
Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery can be found in the Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope, adjacent to the library and museum. It is a modern exhibition space, that is bright and airy, displaying new and experimental works from local, established and new artists. The purpose of the gallery is to allow the local community access to a diverse range of works and also by exhibiting such a high standard of work here it helps to increase the profile of art in West Kent. The exhibits change frequently and cover all genre of media and art. In addition to the exhibitions they operate a varied programme of performance, activities, workshops and talks to further promote the arts. The gallery is open Monday through to Saturday and entry is free.
The Royal Hippodrome Theatre is a beautiful building inside and is representative of the grandeur of the Victorian times, having opened back in 1883. It is not a every large venue so has a nice intimate feel about it. There is work been undertaken to improve this wonderful venue and they do rely on donations. The theatre is operated by volunteers and you will find them to be so pleasant, friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. They run a diverse and entertaining programme of events with something to appeal to everyone, the quality of the productions is excellent. The atmosphere in the theatre is warm and welcoming and the seating is comfortable and the acoustics are very good. There is a nice friendly bar with a good selection of drinks it is a nice place to meet for pre-theatre drinks. If you are a local or visiting Eastbourne you should make a point of seeing a production here at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, it is a lovely nostalgic venue and a great cause to support, as well as getting a fun night out.
Museum of Shops is like taking a step back in time to a former era, it is pure nostalgia for older visitors. There are more than 100,000 exhibits that are set out across four floors, including old grocery items, old furniture, toys, Christmas items and a collection of store fronts that embrace more than 100 years of shopping history. The proprietors are very friendly and knowledgeable and are more than happy to answer any questions that you might have. It is an intimate museum and is well laid out. The wartime kitchen is great a real look at history and the toy shop will amaze children with what was popular and available back then. The gift shop on the ground floor has a lots of items for sale and they are reasonably priced too. A visit to the Museum of Shops is a real step back in time and if you are in Eastbourne you should take the time to visit, highly recommended.
The Eastbourne Bandstand is unique in its design with its blue doomed roof and semi-circular design and was constructed in 1935,it has amazing views out over the Channel. It consists of a main arena, middle and upper balconies and has seating for 1,600 people. It has served and continues to serve as a popular outdoor musical entertainment venue in the town, they host a diverse variety of acts to appeal to their audiences, traditional concerts continue to be a major attraction. The Bandstand is integral to the Eastbourne music scene putting on about 150 concerts a year, it is a major player in the towns culture. During the holiday season a band plays in the bandstand each afternoon. The atmosphere is jovial and inviting and the bandstand offers the perfect place to relax and unwind. Not all the seats are undercover so be prepared and dress appropriately, also seats are allocated on arrival so those arriving early get the choice of seats. Some of the concerts finish with fireworks on the beach, a really nice touch. If you get the opportunity to see a concert at the Eastbourne Grandstand don't miss it, you will thoroughly enjoy the experience and are assured a great night and the ticket prices are very reasonable. .
Charleston is an important landmark for creative individuals. This location was a common country meeting place for painters, writers, intellectuals and others. Those who frequented its quaint rooms and lush grounds were named the Bloomsbury group. Travellers can stop by and see the gorgeously decorated house and vibrant gardens that surround it.
Explore the wonderful Glynde Place which still plays home to the Fifth Viscount and Viscountess Hampden. View a delightful collection of artefacts collected by the different generations of the family who have lived in the house since 1569.
Built at the turn of the 19th century during the Napoleonic Wars, it was the last of such towers along the Kent and Sussex coasts. Each Martello tower was fortified to repel invasion from France. This one is now the home of the Seaford Local History Museum.
The grounds and ruins of a great Benedictine abbey, founded by William the Conqueror to commemorate the Battle of Hastings. Listen to a fascinating audio tour as you explore the battlefield, see where King Harold met his end and admire the beautiful abbey.
Visit Newhaven Fort for a fun-filled family day out. Explore the tunnels at the heart of the cliffs and then take in the spectacular views over the South Downs. Learn about the history of this Victorian Fortress, including the important position it held in both World Wars and experience the Blitz first hand down in a 1940s air raid shelter. (Certain areas not accessible by wheelchairs)
This small converted farmhouse and garden was the home of Leonard and Virginia Woolf from 1919 until Leonard's death in 1969. Some furniture and personal items remain in the house in which the Woolfs entertained artists and writers of the Bloomsbury Group.
St. Leonard, Hollington became a popular destination for visitors who wanted to see the tranquil beauty of the "church in the woods." It was also a preferred choice for many burials, memorials and clandestine marriages. New housing was added during the 1970s onward, which reduced much of the tree cover.
Given to Anne of Cleves in the 15th century in th divorce settlement from Henry VIII, this timber-framed house contains impressive pottery collections, an ironwork gallery and artifacts from chimney back and boot-scrapers.
The Glyndebourne is a must-see for fans of classic performances. This independently financed opera house has been bringing in audiences since the 1930s. Along with amazing live performances, the Glyndebourne is also committed to reducing its impact on the environment. Energy saving systems have been implemented so guests enjoy a comfortable experience in a green facility.
Imposing ruins are all that remain of the huge Priory of St Pancras, destroyed by Thomas Cromwell in 1538. A portion of the 13th century marble Great Gate survives as do parts of the refectory, dormitory, infirmary, chapel and cloisters. (Limited disabled access)
Burton St Leonards is the historic centre of Hastings, construction commenced in 1828 by Burton, along what was a deserted stretch of coastline. It is located to the west of Hastings and the area is home to a collection of Regency and some of the finest early Victorian architecture in the town, including lovely villas, colonnades, independent shops and galleries. It is a delightful area that also contains a pleasant park, that is well landscaped and has some nice planting, as well as being home to some interesting points of interest including the Clock House, Gloucester Lodge, North Lodge, South Lodge, The Lawn, Assembly Rooms, Crown House, Highlands Mansion and the lovely archway that takes you up to Upper Maze Hill. The area is well maintained and very clean and offers fabulous views of the park and the sea. There are sitting areas where you can stop and admire the views. Guided walks of the area are operated in the summer months, taking in a number of buildings of interest and you get a full history, very interesting and informative, they last about an hour and a half and take a maximum of twenty people, there is no charge for the walk but they do accept donations, full details are on the website. There is also an annual festival that commerorates the history of the area. Burton St Leonards is a delightful area to walk around and explore particularly if you have an interest in history and architecture.
Explore a cosy place full of unique retail opportunities and much more! Old Town in Hastings offers many wonderful ways to spend an afternoon. Discover amazing treasures by browsing one of the antique dealers or stop by a fine art gallery for a bit of inspiration! The area includes independent fashion boutiques, bookshops and a warm bohemian style.
The Fishermen's Museum in Hastings is one of the most popular landmarks in the area. This attraction is available almost every day and has seen more than 140,000 visitors. It was originally formed in 1956 as local residents worked to preserve Hasting's rich maritime history. Today visitors can tour an extensive collection of nautical memorabilia while learning about the region's past.
The Shipwreck Museum can be found right along Hasting's shoreline. More than a million visitors have explore the unique collection of maritime exhibits featured here. Learn more about local history while taking in some fascinating tales of life on the high seas. Friendly staff are available to answer questions and help guide you as you discover this important landmark.
Nestled at the centre of Old Town in Hastings, the Stables Theatre and Arts Centre can be located inside a charming 18th century building. The venue originally opened its doors in 1959 and was later improved and expanded to include 126 seats. Each year sees 10 unique productions at the facility. These include the finest amateur performances as well as touring professional productions and local groups.
You will feel like you have climbed to the top of the world after seeing the amazing view from Ditchling Beacon! This breathtaking natural site can be found approximately 7 miles north of Brighton. This area once served as a beacon to warm of invasion. Today it holds much archaeological significance, with the ruins of an Iron Age hill fort among its lush landscape.
Ditchling Museum tells the story of an exceptional village and its community of 20th century artists and craftsmen. Exhibitions are accompanied by a programme of lectures, workshops and children's activities, focusing particularly on the art and craft collection.
The history of the Volks Electric Railway date back to 1851, when the son of a German clockmaker began an apprenticeship learning how to make scientific instruments. He later applied his knowledge of electricity to create an electric railway. The idea grew, with plans to extend the track all the way to the town boundary. Today visitors can ride along in the charming train cars, which were created as far back as 1883.
Conveniently positioned in the cultural quarter of Brighton, the Museum and Art Gallery is surrounded by the Royal Pavilion gardens. This facility contains an exciting collection of exhibits that feature many inspiring creations. Education facilities and art rooms are also located on site as well as the Brighton Museum Cafe.
The Royal Pavilion is an extravagant palace that will take your breath away! It was originally constructed for Prince Regent and was later used by King George IV. The structure is well-known for its excitingly exotic design, which is apparent inside as well as out. Some of the best examples of chinoiserie can be found hidden within.
Travellers can head to Standen Lane to observe the breathtaking Chattri monument. The tremendous contribution made by the Indian army resulted in many lost and wounded. The Chattri was the first of two memorials constructed in honour of the sacrifice of these brave men. An inscription appears in Hindi and English explaining the purpose of this important landmark.
The Brighton Buddhist Centre offers travellers a respite from the bustle of daily life. Learn more about your self and the world we all share through the teachings of Buddha. Visitors can learn meditation practises with introductory courses. Yoga and Tai Chi classes are also available. Discover a better way of life through improved health, wellbeing and meditation.
The Old Police Cells Museum has been welcoming visitors to its unique collection since 2005. This fascinating landmark includes a number of exhibits that feature women's and men's cells. View a 1950s detective's office, see authentic police uniforms from decade's past, explore reconstructed prisoner quarters and pay respects in the memorial room.
The Jewish community has been a part of the Brighton area since the 18th century. The congregation currently oversees 2 synagogues, one on Middle Street and the other on New Church Road. The organisation's goal is to education and assist its members as they pursue an orthodox way of life.
Beautiful and fascinating, the Preston Manor is the perfect place to visit during your trip to Brighton. This fully furnished and decorated landmark features rich Edwardian style. The upper levels include elegant reception rooms and bedrooms while the lower levels are home to the kitchens and servants' rooms. Travellers should check current open hours before visiting.
Locating on Davigdor Road in Hove, St. Mary and St. Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church is an important site for members of the religious community. Weekly services and lessons are hosted along with other events throughout the year. Visitors can check with the church organisers to learn more about service times.
St. Helen's church was constructed sometime during the 10th or 11th centuries. It was later restored in 1876. The location is currently recognised as a significant religious landmark as well as a popular feature in the Hove area. Many have contributed to the effort to save the church, which has been at risk of closure by order of the Church of England.
The Hove Museum and Art Gallery is home to an eclectic selection of unique items. The exhibits feature everything from cinematic artefacts to toys, fine art and crafts. The eye will be captivated as the mind learns more about this fascinating area and it's history and culture. The facility also includes a gift shop and tea rooms.
Smallhythe Place is a charming historic house that was constructed in the early 16th century. It was the residence of the well known Victorian actress Ellen Terry, who bought it in 1899. The house serves as a memorial museum to her life having been established by her daughter Edith Craig in 1929 and is home to an intriguing personal and theatrical collection that accentuates her amazing career and unorthodox personal life. Within the grounds are a cottage garden and a delightful 17th century thatched Barn theatre that offers the chance to see a show with a regular programme of talks and shows, it is amazing to discover all the famous actors who performed here. They also host live productions from here, so worth looking out for these, it makes for a really special occasion. The main house is quintessentially an English cottage that has been well preserved and contains many of the original features and furniture and is pretty much as it was when she died. You will find a selection of her costumes, jewellery, loads of theatrical equipment, books, letters and lots more here. Outside are pretty gardens that include a pond. There is a nice cafe that serves light refreshments, freshly made and very good value for money. You can also buy garden produce whilst here. For younger visitors there is a quiz and also activity packs available. The property is open Wednesday through to Sunday and on Bank Holiday Mondays from March through to October, and there is a charge for entry. The staff are really nice friendly and approachable and with lots of knowledge on the house and its owner and have lots of stories to tell, making for an interesting visit, there is also a small booklet available. Smallhythe Place is a real gem, from its creaking and sloping floorboards to its intriguing history and lovely grounds, it has lots to offer and makes for a pleasant visit.
London's West End is a well-known community that features a rich blend of culture, shopping, retail and entertainment. See a colourful slice of life in the city while admiring iconic attractions and historic landmarks. From St. Martin's Courtyard to the Horses of Helios, Chinatown and the shops on Oxford Street, there is much to see at the West End.
Knole House is hidden away in a mediaeval deer-park amongst more than one thousand acres of parkland. It is an enormous estate that has a long and varied history dating back to 1456 when building commenced, eventually finishing in 1486 when it was commissioned by the Archbishop's of Canterbury and served as his palace, it was owned by royals and then passed to the Sackville family, by Queen Elizabeth I, and they have inhabited the house from 1603 through to the present. The house is splendid both inside and outside with numerous architectural delights, from the intricate plaster work, wooden panelling, fine paintings, antique furniture and much more. Located in the show rooms are works of art by Reynolds, Gainsborough and Van Dyck. The rooms that you can view as a visitor are astonishing and are resplendent with original furniture and fittings that are being carefully preserved for future generations. Close to the visitors entrance a video runs giving a synopsis of the history of Knole. There are volunteers in the house who are both friendly and knowledgeable and they will happily assist with any information you need. The house is open during the summer months from April through to November but, the grounds continue to be open throughout the year, along with the outdoor cafe. There is a charge for admission to the house. The grounds are extensive and offer lots of opportunity to explore, you can see the resident deer who roam the grounds, enjoy the beautiful gardens and the peace and tranquillity they offer. There are lots of walks to choose from that vary in distance. Throughout the year Knole House runs a series of events, exhibitions and activities to cater to all preferences, it is worth checking to see what is on. Knole House is of full of historical significance and gives a true insight into the grandeur of the past of this house and its inhabitants, it is an atmospheric and enthralling house that will leave you wanting to return.
High Salvington Windmill is a local landmark in Worthing and a prime illustration of a working post mill that dates from about 1750. The mill under went considerable repair and renovation to bring it back to its former glory and was even able to restart grinding in 1991. It stands in a prominent position above 98 metres above sea level and you will get lovely panoramic sea views from here. The mill is open for viewing on the first and third Sunday of each month from April through to September and the entry charge is only a nominal amount. You will find the guides to be friendly, informative and animated about the mill and they make the whole encounter very interesting, you get to climb inside and see the mill working and milling the flour. During the year the Mill Trust organises a number of events, such as fetes and craft events to promote the mill so do check the website to see when these are taking place. There is a shop onsite that sells gifts associated with the mill as well as light refreshments. A visit to High Salvation Windmill will be interesting to everyone but, will particularly appeal to all those interested in history or old mills and machinery, highly recommended if you are around on an open day.