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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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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Birling gap is a lovely rough piece of coastline, great for rock pooling etc. Personally I feel it's a shame the national trust having taking over there, the cafe is poncey and over priced, the car parking is expensive and they have got rid of the pub, such a shame. Still a great beach to visit

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

View of sea and cliffs were amazing. Parking was simple and reasonable and the staff in the café were friendly and helpful. They even had gluten free cake, which is important for me and the cooked food looked most appetising. Gift shop was quite good too

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Surf City USA
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118 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We did the South Downs drive from east to west one windy, cloudy and cold afternoon. This is apparently a fairly standard weather forecast for the area, especially at this time of year. Near the end of the drive, there is this place - where there's a dip in the height of the surrounding cliffs & a gap to allow... More

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Having just had a walk round the RAF memorial on Beachy Head and been nearly swept off our feet (literally!) we thought we'd descend into the calm of the Gap - how wrong we were. The wind decided to track us but we remained undeterred though even the act of opening the car doors in the car park door presented... More

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Paris, France
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29 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Stunning views across the English Channel, a fantastic location where you can see England's chalky cliffs on the south downs. There is a National Trust cafe and a VERY informative information centre adjoining the cafe with lots of parking. It does get very busy at weekends during the summer months but a must see experience

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Birling Gap comes about half way along the coast if walking from Eastbourne to the end of the Seven Sisters. Therefore a great place to stop off for refreshments and conveniences. The National Trust have built a viewing platform at Birling Gap and there is a NT information point during the summer and weekends

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Berkshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Especially if you are walking the Seven Sisters this is definitely worth a stop. They have a good small exhibition on the cliff erosion and amazingly enthusiastic volunteers to explain it to you. Only down side is the queue on a sunny day just to get a cup of tea. They have just one queue regardless of what you want.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Very wild and windy when we visited and it was nice that the visitor centre was manned by volunteers - no cost. Didn't pay for parking either! Amazing to see the cliff erosion.....

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Do not visit Birling gap on a bank holiday. The toilets didn't flush. The queue for the cafeteria was 40 minutes only to buy a slice of cake that was so dry I couldn't eat it.I did email them afterwards to point out these problems but had no reply.The beach is very nice with lots of rockpools.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

There is a visitors centre which had a very interesting display about the cliffs etc. There was also a photographic Exhibition about the surrounding countryside on.

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