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Ditchling Beacon

Ditchling, Brighton, England
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Ranked #11 of 85 Attractions in Brighton
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Most recent review
- Sep 14, 2014
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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85 reviews 85 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

After enjoying a great meal at the Half Moon in Plumpton on a beautiful sunny day we stopped to enjoy the views. English countryside at its best. Scenes straight out of my childhood memory & books. Sans the football stadium of course.

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Well worth a stop to admire the view. The walks along the ridge both east and west are very pleasant if not quite windy.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

... to take your breath away! Nice drive over the Beacon and down to the pretty village of Ditchling. Get pleasantly lost in E Sussex, try to get to Ridgeview Estates to sample some wine, then off to Offham (try and find the farm shop - does AMAZING pies)... Then head to Lewes for a pleasant afternoon of driving with... More

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Mendip Hills Somerset
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160 reviews 160 reviews
65 attraction reviews
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beautiful location with amazeing scenery, the views of the south coast are just stunning. Perfect way to spend a summers afternoon

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Hove, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Beautiful landmark just outside Brighton. Fantastic views all round, on a clear day of course. Only spoiled by the Amex Stadium, home of Brighton and Hove Albion. Sorts the men from the boys on the annual London/Brighton Cycle ride. National Trust charge for non members.

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Whitstable
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The only way to pay for the car park appears to be by phone or online, yet mobile reception is minimal to non-existent. Ended up leaving note in windscreen and worrying that we would get a ticket. Somewhat spoiled what was supposed to be a relaxing country walk. Views are magnificent, signposting poor/minimal and no toilet facilities

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Ditchling, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love visiting the beacon and walking along the Downs-on a clear day in gives such magnificent views to the north. Walk along the South Downs Way in either direction is incredibly rewarding with open countryside, downland and a range of beautiful plants and flowers. One of the great joys of this site is that it has a regular bus... More

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We used this road to get round a problem on the A27. The views from the top were inspiring and not for the faint hearted. You cannot fail to be impressed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The walk up to Ditchling Beacon is beautiful and well worth the climb as the views from the top are quite breath-taking.

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Londond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Ditchling Beacon is a highlight of any walk along the Downs and is now being carefully restored by Sussex Nature to encourage a diversity of wildlife. Useful leaflets describe the local plants, including rare orchids, and if you are lucky you may even spot an adder.

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