'Door to door'
..feel the energy of our endless blue skies, sweeping South Downs countryside, colourful art scene and warm sunshine, as Visit Eastbourne guides you through charming places to stay, vibrant events and bucket-loads of things to do. A short break in Eastbourne will leave you feeling…..re-energised, refreshed and invigorated.
With a seafront consisting largely of Victorian hotels, a pier, and a Napoleanic era fort and militarymuseum, Eastbourne was developed at the direction of the Duke of Devonshire from 1859 from four separate hamlets. It has a growing population, a broad economic base and is home to companies in a wide range of industries.
Though Eastbourne is a relatively new town, there is evidence of human occupation in the area from the Stone Age The town grew as a fashionable tourist resort largely thanks to prominent landowner, William Cavendish, later to become the Duke of Devonshire. Cavendish appointed architect Henry Currey to design a street plan for the town, but not before sending him to Europe to draw inspiration. The resulting mix of architecture is typically Victorian and remains a key feature of Eastbourne.
· Lovely County Town of Lewes
· Seaside Resort of Worthing
· Battle & Rye
· On the 8 Day Tours – Admission to Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre
· On the 8 Day Tours – Tenterden & Royal Tunbridge Wells
· We enjoy an excursion which takes us to the lovely county town of Lewes with its medieval streets, old English churches and tiny twittens (Sussex word for alleyway). We spend free time here giving us chance to explore. In the afternoon we make our way to Worthing, a lively seaside town with lovely promenade, great shopping and eateries.
· We enjoy a visit to the town of Battle, site of the most famous battle in English history. After some free time here we make our way to Rye with its quaint charm and 18th century cobbled streets where we spend free time to explore.
· On the 8 Day Tours: We include a visit to Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre. Established in 1979 the centre seeks to reflect the industrial and transport heritage of Sussex. Covering 36 acres with over 40 exhibits the Museum is home to a unique collection of listed buildings and scheduled ancient monuments, many of which were rescued from the Sussex area. Other exhibits include: A working narrow gauge railway; Railway exhibits; Fire Station; Village Garage & Cycle Shop plus so much more including arts & crafts and wildlife & nature trails. To make it easier to get round the site you can use the narrow-gauge railway or even the vintage bus, as many times as you like at no extra cost!
· On the 8 Day Tours: An excursion which takes us to Kent and onto the charming town of Tenterden with its Elizabethan, Georgian and Victorian buildings. After some free time here we continue to Royal Tunbridge Wells ~ a popular spa town famous for the historic Pantiles and Chalybeate Spring.
Just a 1-minute walk from Eastbourne seafront and the Bandstand, Haddon Hall Hotel offers well-appointed rooms and an elegant restaurant offering traditional English and European dishes. This East Sussex hotel is around 5 minutes’ walk from Eastbourne Pier and provides free WiFi in the lounge and regular evening entertainment in the hotel ballroom.
All rooms have a flat-screen TV, wardrobe, tea and coffee facilities, and either an en-suite bath or shower.
The Haddon Hall Hotel in Eastbourne has been under the ownership and personal supervision of the Laughton family for over 25 years. During this time the hotel has developed a regular clientele many of whom return each year, some three or four times a year. A personal welcome awaits in a relaxed atmosphere with efficient service.
We are delighted that our many loyal guests have once again helped us to achieve a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
On the coast at Eastbourne, The View Hotel offers modern en suite rooms, most of which have balconies. Situated on the main promenade, the beach is just a few minutes’ walk. All rooms are air-conditioned and many have stunning views across the English Channel.
All have bathrooms with bath and shower, TVs, hair dryers and free Wi-Fi. With stunning sea views, the View Hotel Restaurant serves tasty traditional English food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere
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