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Ditchling Beacon

Ditchling, Brighton, England
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Ranked #9 of 85 Attractions in Brighton
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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West Sussex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Have walked up to the Beacon from the North side (very hard work!), the South (much easier as flatter) and from the West (along SDW) so know it well. A lovely 360 degree viewing spot with good walks in all directions and an ice cream van sited there for your reward!

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Super views and a great pub at the top. If you are lucky you can watch the Paragliders and hang Gliders. The pub has been renovated and is very cosy.

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sussex
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It is an iconic area. Wonderful views over the Sussex Weald. Dates back to ancient history. The 'beacon' came from the Armada warning system. Out of the popular visiting times, it is a lovely spot to visit. A tip - park at Jack and Jills windmills, Clayton. Walk to the Beacon. A lovely and fascinating walk - relatively easy and... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
51 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A lovely spot to stop and take the dog for a walk, either long or short! There are fabulous views across towards Brighton and northwards across the Downs. The beacon is the site of an Iron Age hillfort. My only issue is with the NT car park which is cashless; you have to phone your vehicle registration details through to... More

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Ceriana, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Nice to get out and up into the fresh air. Footpaths clearly marked and easily accessible. Parking available right at the top too.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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91 reviews 91 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
67 attraction reviews
304 helpful votes 304 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 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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