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Things to do in East Sussex

 

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Glyndebourne (Lewes)
Ranked #1 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Operas

To get to Glyndebourne, you can take the train to Lewes and a company coach transports patrons to and from Lewes railway station.  This coach service is now free of charge for... more »

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Ranked #2 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Parks
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Royal Pavilion (Brighton)
Ranked #3 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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Beachy Head (Eastbourne)
Ranked #4 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Geologic Formations; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Valleys

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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North Laine (Brighton)
Ranked #5 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Neighborhoods
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Drusillas Park (Berwick)
Ranked #6 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Parks; Zoos; Gardens
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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South Downs Way (Brighton)
Ranked #7 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: National Parks
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Ranked #8 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Sports Complexes
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Ranked #9 of 234 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 #10 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Historic Sites
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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Old Town Hastings (Hastings)
Ranked #11 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Neighborhoods
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The Lanes (Brighton)
Ranked #12 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Neighborhoods
This area is home to an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants.
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Ranked #13 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Museums
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Ranked #14 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Gardens
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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Merriments (Hurst Green)
Ranked #15 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #16 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Owner description: The American Express Community Stadium is the brand new home of Brighton and Hove Albion FC. With Tickets available for every... more » Owner description: The American Express Community Stadium is the brand new home of Brighton and Hove Albion FC. With Tickets available for every home match why not come along and experience the unrivaled atmosphere of watching the Seagulls play in front of a 32,000 capacity crowd. With Stadium tours operating on Monday, Thursdays, and Sundays you can get behind the scenes of this outstanding new stadium and learn the fascinating history behind it's construction. We can also host your birthday party, stag/hen do, team building day, or any other occasion that you wish to make special by spending it at The American Express Community Stadium. « less
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Michelham Priory (Arlington)
Ranked #17 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: History Museums
Owner description: Michelham Priory is an historic house and gardens dating back to the 13th Century. Inside the house you can discover the... more » Owner description: Michelham Priory is an historic house and gardens dating back to the 13th Century. Inside the house you can discover the history of the site from Medieval times right up to its use during WW2. Hands on activities, trails and dressing up keep the children amused!Outside we have extensive gardens, moat, working watermill, forge, Elizabethan barn, playground, and replica Bronze age roundhouse.At the weekends you can have a go at archery with the Bowmen, and recently opened in 2013 is the interactive Medieval gallery in the gatehouse.Many special events run throughout the season, please check the website for details.Michelham Priory has ample parking, shop, cafe and picnic area. « less
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Brighton Dome (Brighton)
Ranked #18 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Brighton Dome is Brighton's premier venue for top quality music, theatre, family friendly events, dance, performance,... more » Owner description: Brighton Dome is Brighton's premier venue for top quality music, theatre, family friendly events, dance, performance, conference and venue hire. No trip to Brighton is complete without experiencing at least one of the many great shows on offer. « less
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Alexandra Park (Hastings)
Ranked #19 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Parks
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Bateman's (Burwash)
Ranked #20 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Historic Sites
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Bodiam Castle (Bodiam)
Ranked #21 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Castles
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Kemp Town (Brighton)
Ranked #22 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Neighborhoods; Historic Sites
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Ranked #23 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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 #24 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
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Ranked #25 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: A Railway Adventure in Eastbourne. Travel behind the famous one-eighth scale miniature locomotives as they meander for nearly... more » Owner description: A Railway Adventure in Eastbourne. Travel behind the famous one-eighth scale miniature locomotives as they meander for nearly a mile around the beautiful country park. Enjoy a pleasant stroll around the five-acre lake where nature and wildlife may be seen in their natural habitats. Relax in the prize-winning tea gardens with a beverage, lunch or Cream Tea from the railway style cafe. Picnic areas, model railways and the Railway Gift Shop. Also for the children is an adventure playground to help "let off steam". « less
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Ranked #26 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Theaters
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Museum of Shops (Eastbourne)
Ranked #27 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: History Museums
A collection of store fronts whose displays cover about 100 years of shopping history.
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Ranked #28 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Battlefields; Historic Sites
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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Ranked #29 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Art Museums
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Ranked #30 of 234 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Historic Sites
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