East Sussex

    22 Bed & breakfasts in East Sussex

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    An award-winning contemporary art museum with usually a couple of special exhibitions as well as a fairly impressive permanent collection on revolving display. Entry is free to most area.

    A great place to walk and explore. A building built for defense, we learnt a lot from the guides there about its history and use as fort and supply depot.

    Beachy Head & The Seven Sisters

    A series of dramatic white chalk cliffs, beginning right on the South-West end of Eastbourne. With Beachy Head (the first cliff from town) being the largest chalk sea cliff in Britain, these are arguably more stunning than the more famous White Cliffs of Dover! There is a vast amount of walking and cycling paths from which to see the cliffs - both along the beach and along the gentle downs parkland up top.

    This is a great museum and has free entry into see a wonderful collection of treasures and wonders! I highly recommend going and having a whole afternoon here! Great Place!

    "The United Kingdom's steepest funicular railway." The boys love trains so we took a quick trip up and had a fun time for a reasonable ticket price. Great views, especially over the Channel. Don't miss the cafe up there too, nice coffee and sweet cakes really hit the spot.

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    Hudsons Wine Bar

    While, as the name suggests, this is mainly a wine (and cocktail) bar they also do really delicious lunches at a reasonable price. Well worth a visit!

    A beautiful Italian find. With pasta, meat and vegetarian dishes available, we had a hard time choosing! Our servers were friendly and patient, as well as having great suggestions on what wines matched with our meals.

    When you crave steak... You have to visit the Two Bulls. Grilled over lump wood charcoal, served with hand cut chips and fresh salad, everything cooked to perfection. Combined with the beautiful setting of the restaurant and the friendly atmosphere, this was definitely the best meal we had in Eastbourne.

    The name says it all! Absolutely scrummy lunches at very reasonable prices, real Italian coffee and a wide selection of teas. But it is the sweet treats that Deliciously Gorgeous excel at - both the cake, hot chocolate and smoothies in store and the specialty chocolates and sweets for sale.

    Obviously catering to those who want vegetarian/vegan food, it also has great options for those after a gluten-free, raw food or just generally super-healthy munch! But it is all so tasty that even those used to more decadent fare shouldn't be disappointed. The fresh, airy decor and small garden courtyard - both replete with living plants - perfectly compliment the healthy food.

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    Parks and gardens

    There are a number of parks and gardens around Eastbourne to enjoy, especially Gildredge Park and Princes Park. Princes Park has a large lake with a population of swans, and there are often people kayaking or sailing model boats.

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    Television triumph

    On top of the West Hill, it was interesting to learn that John Logie Baird, a Hastings local the the inventor of television, made his first radar experiments there.

    The Resort of Choice for Marxists

    Eastbourne was a favourite holiday spot for Karl Marx and and Frederick Engels, the authors of the Communist Manifesto. So much so that Engels insisted his ashes be scattered at Beachy Head.