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Birling Gap

Eastbourne, England
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Ranked #9 of 25 Attractions in Eastbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Calais, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely walk and a nice sit down here for a few hours. The shop was full of lovely stuff, fairly priced. I can't wait to return.

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Brugge, België
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you come the way down from the Belle Tout Ligthouse, you see Birling Gag lying beneath with the marvelous white cliffs of “The Seven Sisters” behind it. It is said that the row of houses in front of you consisted of 10 houses, now only four are left. The other ones are taken down before they collapsed into the... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Just a short stop with mum for a look at the stunning view and a quick coffee which was served with a very friendly smile.

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cookhill
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

nice to see the Sussex flint in its raw state . Visit the area before the next storm as erosion will surely happen

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
44 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Historical area that has been falling into the sea over the years even recently! Look at the lovely railings/fences - see photos and the beach. Lovely National Trust cafe (see review) and shop/information centre Recommended - Enjoy

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Birling gap is truly beautiful. This is such a wonderful place to view our amazing British coast and glowing white cliffs. If you go when the tide goes out the great reveal is the huge array of bath water warm rock pools. Don't let the wind Blowing put you off venturing onto the beach because here you will find shelter!... More

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Cave city, ky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

See Beachy Head review too. Gorgeous, historic white chalk cliffs. It's amazing how the land just drops away. Go when the information center is open. The history of the area is fascinating. If you are a Walter Mathau fan, this is where the last scene in "Hopscotch" was filmed!

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Good café and information about coastal erosion is excellent as you would expect from the National Trust. Hop on and off bus stops here, also car park.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There aren't many options on the menu. The kids who serve are very lazy, making this a place best avoided in such a scenic setting!

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Den Helder, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Birling Gap offers a great view over the beautiful cliffs and the sea. The information centre is also interesting to visit, with a nice shop, and also clean toilets if needed. The walk up to the lighthouse is nice, as well as a stroll along the pebble beach looking for beautiful stones and gravels. The cliffs are just majestic from... More

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