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Ditchling Beacon

Ditchling, Brighton, England
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Ranked #11 of 83 attractions in Brighton
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Most recent review
- Mar 5, 2014
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Brighton
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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I visit this attraction regularly if I just want to blow away the cobwebs. The car park is secluded and fairly rough around the edges. It is also worth noting that their are no facilities at Ditchling Beacon, no toilets, no cafe etc. In Summer you do get the occasional ice cream van but nothing permanent. Getting back to the... More

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Petham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Great place to go and enjoy the Sussex Downs no facilities just great natural countryside with uninterrupted views for miles. Great walk would be from here to Lewes

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Lots of walks to be done from here. There are often cows or sheep roaming around, so be careful if you have a dog. The dew ponds I find interesting and full of wildlife. You can see a fair distance across both parts of Sussex. The trees and bushes are shaped by the wind. Paying for parking by phone is... More

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

There are some nice walks starting here, you can easily walk along The South Downs Way. If you want something more challenging there are circular walks available. The car park is not free unless you belong to The National Trust. To pay is a challenge in itself! You have to ring a phone number to pay for the parking. Well... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The high point of the Southdowns near Brighton, giving 360 degree views of the Sussex Weald to the North and Brighton and the sea southward. There is great walking, not to strenuous but extremely invigorating (especially when there is a cold north-easterly in the winter).

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Brighton
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I've cycled up the beacon twice now. The first time was murder, the second not so much but the views are spectacular. You go up and the take a look at all that beautiful countryside that lies below. You won't regret the effort.

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Halifax, Canada
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407 reviews 407 reviews
149 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Nice place for an afternoon drive. The car park can get crowded but worth it for the views of the surrounding countryside and downs.

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sussex
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

OK spot if you're short of time, and don't know the area. However there are far superior views and quieter locations for those prepared to make the effort. Firle Beacon springs to mind.

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Brighton
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56 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

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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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Drove to the top of Ditchling Beacon just to show my wife where I had cycled. Fantastic views across the Downs with free parking. Options for pleasant walks along the Downs

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