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Top things to do in East Sussex

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Ranked #1 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Nature and Parks
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Royal Pavilion (Brighton)
Ranked #2 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Rebuilt in the 19th century by architect John Nash, this building features a unique mixture of classical and Indian styles,... more » Owner description: Rebuilt in the 19th century by architect John Nash, this building features a unique mixture of classical and Indian styles, which has been labeled as "Hindu-Gothic." « less
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Drusillas Park (Berwick)
Ranked #3 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Gardens; Parks; Zoos
Owner description: Widely regarded as the best small zoo in Europe Drusillas Park offers a fun finding-out day out. Brilliant play areas... more » Owner description: Widely regarded as the best small zoo in Europe Drusillas Park offers a fun finding-out day out. Brilliant play areas including, Go Wild! Go Bananas! and Amazon Adventure. Plus Thomas the Tank Engine and close encounters in Lemurland. It’s no ordinary zoo! « less
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Beachy Head (Eastbourne)
Ranked #4 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Geologic Formations; Valleys; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Walking Areas

Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, with their dramatic white cliffs and gently undulating downs, is an area of outstanding natural beauty and tranquility which belies its... more »

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South Downs Way (Brighton)
Ranked #5 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks
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North Laine (Brighton)
Ranked #6 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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Ranked #7 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Alexandra Park (Hastings)
Ranked #8 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Nature and Parks
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East Sussex Falconry (Eastbourne)
Ranked #9 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Other zoos & aquariums; Zoos/Aquariums
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Old Town Hastings (Hastings)
Ranked #10 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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Ranked #11 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: A coastal nature reserve with 5 birdwatching hides and miles of footpaths to explore. Habitats include saltmarsh, shingle,... more » Owner description: A coastal nature reserve with 5 birdwatching hides and miles of footpaths to explore. Habitats include saltmarsh, shingle, saline lagoons, grazing marsh and reedbed. Visit at any time of year to see a range of birds, plants and other animals, including many that are rare. Find out more by visiting the website or joining the Friends. « less
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Ranked #12 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: For more than 900 years the Parish Church of Rye, dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, has dominated the hill on which the old... more » Owner description: For more than 900 years the Parish Church of Rye, dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, has dominated the hill on which the old town stands.When the building of the present church was started, early in the 12th century, the town itself and much of the surrounding area was still held, under a Royal deed of gift, by the Abbey of Fecamp in Normandy. It is because of this link with Fecamp and the fact that it had become an important member of the Cinque Ports Confederation that Rye has such a magnificent church, which has sometimes been called 'the Cathedral of East Sussex'. Today, if you wish, you can climb the church tower where, from the top, you can see magnificent views of Rye and the surrounding countryside. St Mary's is open to visitors every day of the year, except for Christmas Day, from 9.15am - 5.15pm in summer and 9.15am - 4.15pm in winter. Admission to the church is FREE. The Visitor Centre stocks a good range of postcards, Christian greetings cards, prayer cards, books, gifts and Christian jewellery. The Tower, which is open every day (weather permitting) for a charge, has become a popular place for marriage proposals! « less
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The Lanes (Brighton)
Ranked #13 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
This area is home to an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants.
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Ranked #14 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Specialty Museums
Owner description: A perfect way to discover Rye.The Rye Heritage Centre and Information Centre provides an ideal introduction to the town... more » Owner description: A perfect way to discover Rye.The Rye Heritage Centre and Information Centre provides an ideal introduction to the town bringing together the story of Rye set within the famous Rye Town Model sound and light show. Historic and Ghost Audio Walking Tours are available for hire, with guided ghost tours available on selected dates during the winter months.The Heritage Centre is host to a fantastic working collection of Old Pier amusement machines, and has a variety of gifts, books and maps. « less
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Ranked #15 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Sheffield Park and Garden has something for everyone from our magnificent landscape gardens and lakes to the rolling parkland... more » Owner description: Sheffield Park and Garden has something for everyone from our magnificent landscape gardens and lakes to the rolling parkland and woodland play trail. « less
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Ranked #16 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #17 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Eastbourne's premier contemporary art gallery. Two floors of original land and seascapes, figurative and abstract works.The... more » Owner description: Eastbourne's premier contemporary art gallery. Two floors of original land and seascapes, figurative and abstract works.The gallery has been featured on BBC TV, ITV and many national and regional newspaperes and magazines. Schools visits by arrangement. « less
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Ranked #18 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Museums
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Ranked #19 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Bateman's (Burwash)
Ranked #20 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Newhaven Fort (Newhaven)
Ranked #21 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Military Bases/ Facilities; Military Museums
Owner description: An award-winning attraction offering an exciting and varied day out for the whole family. A Victorian coastal fortress... more » Owner description: An award-winning attraction offering an exciting and varied day out for the whole family. A Victorian coastal fortress housing exhibitions, displays and a program of special events. There is so much to see and do: stunning cliff-top views and on-site gift shop; experience the air-raid simulation, climb up the ramparts to see the breath-taking view across the English Channel, treat yourself to a delicious lunch in the cafe, or have fun in the adventure playground. « less
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Ranked #22 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Battlefields; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Battle Abbey was built on the scene of the Battle of Hastings and it is dedicated to St. Martin. Although it is partially... more » Owner description: Battle Abbey was built on the scene of the Battle of Hastings and it is dedicated to St. Martin. Although it is partially ruined, it is a wonderful building. During your visit you will see the abbey building and ruins, the visitor centre with a film and exhibition about the battle of Hastings and the monks’ gatehouse with recovered artifacts. « less
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Ashdown Forest (Wych Cross)
Ranked #23 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Forests; Nature and Parks
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Birling Gap (Eastbourne)
Ranked #24 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #25 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Museum of Shops (Eastbourne)
Ranked #26 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: History Museums; Museums
A collection of store fronts whose displays cover about 100 years of shopping history.
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Kemptown (Brighton)
Ranked #27 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Historic Sites; Neighborhoods
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Ranked #28 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Science Museums; Museums
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Ranked #29 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: The Painting Pottery Cafe has been helping children and adults create their own masterpieces since 1999. Located in the North... more » Owner description: The Painting Pottery Cafe has been helping children and adults create their own masterpieces since 1999. Located in the North Laine area of Brighton just a few minutes walk from the train station, its the ideal place to spend quality time with friends and family. Pay a £5 studio fee and then choose from over 200 items ranging in price from £4-£40. Use Acrylic paints for decorative pieces and take away the same day. On your own or with a group you can spend a couple of hours in a fun creative environment.Or maybe you fancy having a go at throwing a pot? Or getting the baby's prints in plaster? Or after inspiration or wanting a souvenir from local artists.Birthday celebrations, hen excursions, office gatherings, Christmas parties, school outings, youth groups - you don't need an excuse, and over two floors there is plenty of space to have fun! Booking advisable. « less
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Ranked #30 of 230 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Military Museums; Museums
Owner description: One of the South Coast's most historic landmarks, discover over 200 years of history at this Napoleonic Fortress.Built to... more » Owner description: One of the South Coast's most historic landmarks, discover over 200 years of history at this Napoleonic Fortress.Built to defend the South Coast from Napoleon's forces it still stands as a unique monument to that time and now houses the largest military collection of its kind in the south of England, along with a vibrant events programme. « less
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