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Birling Gap

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Address: Eastbourne, England
Phone Number: 01323-42-31-97
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Hidden between Seaford and Eastbourne well worth a visit.

This site was an old tatty pub for years in a place where the full force of the sea has been eroding the cliffs for years. Recent storms and extensive cliff erosion has renewed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This site was an old tatty pub for years in a place where the full force of the sea has been eroding the cliffs for years. Recent storms and extensive cliff erosion has renewed interest in the area and the National Trust now own the site the old pub has been turned into a visitors centre with a very interesting... More 

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Walton-on-the-Naze, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The new Centre Museum and Cafe which I think is run by National Trust was an addition since we last visited. However there were less terraced houses than before. We didn't go down to the beach which we are told is nice on a good day and rich in fossils. The Eastbourne to Beachy head Open Top Bus tour stops... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is one of the "must see" views on the south coast. The view of the Seven sisters, is excellent, especially at sunset. The beach can be reached by a series of steps. Not for those with poor mobility. The National Trust have a cafe and visitor centre at the gap. It gives an interesting history of the area. The... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Whilst visiting the area of Beachy Head we decided to explore the area. We found Birling Gap. This was an interesting location to find. It has a exhibition of the History of the area, this was fascinating. You can also go to the base of the cliff at fthis location. There is a nice cafe where you get a lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Whilst visiting Birling Gap recently I overheard a group of walkers state that the site was " not up to National Trust standards" and was "shoddy"??? Admittedly this is not a Grade 2 listed building, it has no antiques or manicured gardens BUT it is a stunning and ecologically managed site with access to a fantastic beach as well as... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Took the tour bus from Eastbourne, only got off at Birling cap as travelling with a disabled person who uses a wheelchair. Went to the visitor centre and was told a story of bravery and determination of the Eastbourne lifeboat when they rescued shipwrecked sailors from their ship. And a very informative talk on the erosion that is continually taking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We arrived at about midday and the car park was already quite busy with about 6 coaches. This also meant there were a great number of people at the cafe and visitor centre, but they all seemed to depart about 1pm and a tourist lull descended on the place for an hour or so. The visitor centre was very informative... More 

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Antwerp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

From Birling Gap you get beautifull views on the cliffs from Beachy Head. Also you can go down a staircase here to get on the beach. Also clean toilets on this location if needed...

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

You could walk all the way from Eastbourne to Beachy Head to Birling gap but this would be a very challenging task. For an experienced walker it might be fine though (watch the tides!) About this place, the white cliffs that are forming the "Seven sisters" are continuously eroding and collapses are known to have caused great tragedy. So please... More 

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kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is really a break in the hills that run along the south coast, but the immediate area is steeped in history which is told through placards and photos in a small museum/room ion a building at the location which is owned by the national trust. The views are stunning, although it can be a bit windy. Coastal erosion is... More 

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