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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
- Jul 26, 2014
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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 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Ok so at the time I wasn't so complimentary about biking (and pushing my bike) up 813 feet of hell during the London to Brighton but once at the top and still gasping for air I took in the stunning view and all was well with the world. Nature at its very best!! Oh and the ride back down was... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Experienced the views after cycling to the top (all 813 feet of it!!!) during our recent London to Brighton ride. Hard work for 17 and a half stone to get up without stopping but did this for a special person who is no longer with us. Great views and a very special place.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Managed to cycle halfway up before grinding to a halt but convinced myself it was a necessary stop in order to fully appreciate the views out over the hills...ahemm...

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Amsterdam
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

There is not much here apart from a geographical marker, a small car park and an ice cream van, but the views across the South Downs are stunning.

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