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Birling Gap

Address: Eastbourne, England
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Eastbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit if you passing by and staying in and round Eastbourne. Also you must see Beachy Head !! Free Car Parking and a series of stares , lets you walk down to see and of course touch the sea. Best to visit when the sea is rough as the noise of the sea crashing onto the beach... More 

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Our first visit for some time - Birling Gap now has a good new visitor centre, with an exhibition of local, natural and geological interest, a café and National Trust shop. Parking, although payable, is reasonable, and it is worth paying to subsidise the facilities. Walks from here are absolutely stunning, although frequently very windy. Take great care not to... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The National Trust have a brilliant exhibition showing the history of Birling Gap showing how the cliffs have eroded over the decades. Also a nice walk up to Belle Toute and Beachy Head lighthouse, the beach is worth walking on to look at where the cliffs have fallen into the sea. Worth paying for parking if your not a member.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Not for young children as cliff edges and it gets windy up above. Beautiful views. Nice NT cafe and good facilities for a beach visit.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It is the perfect place to walk, super walking, but the weather was very bad. We didn¨t have great views:(.

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Hockley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Quite a popular location with a good stretch of beach. It's a good spot for starting a walk to Beachy Head.

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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This area is now part of the National Trust. It offers stunning views of the famous cliffs, the Seven Sisters. From this point you can walk or hike in both directions across the South Downs National Park or go down on to the rocks for one of the best sites locally for rock pooling. There is a NT café on... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

went in awful rainy weather but seemed to add to the wildness of the place very interesting visit on way back from Eastbourne. would like to go again in better conditions.

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Pros - Typical December weather on the coastal downs. Superb. Glorious landscape. Fantastic walking. Wild beach. Cons - too many people wandering about from the car park.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Parked at Birling Gap (National Trust £2 parking) and walked to Beachy Head. Uphill and slippery in the wet - but well worth the views. Walked back alongside the road - just under 5 miles in all. Nice hot chocolate in the cafe!

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