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Ranked #1 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Royal Pavilion (Brighton)
Ranked #2 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Gardens; Parks; Zoos; Outdoors
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 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Geologic Formations; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Valleys; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors

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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Alexandra Park (Hastings)
Ranked #5 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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East Sussex Falconry (Eastbourne)
Ranked #6 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
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North Laine (Brighton)
Ranked #7 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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South Downs Way (Brighton)
Ranked #8 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
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Old Town Hastings (Hastings)
Ranked #9 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #10 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #11 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
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Ranked #12 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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 #13 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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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Ranked #14 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Specialty Museums; 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 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #16 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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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The Lanes (Brighton)
Ranked #17 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
This area is home to an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants.
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Bluebell Railway (Uckfield)
Ranked #18 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
Owner description: Founded in 1959 and still steaming! We run steam trains between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead on over 200 days each year,... more » Owner description: Founded in 1959 and still steaming! We run steam trains between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead on over 200 days each year, and are open even when no trains are running. « less
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Bateman's (Burwash)
Ranked #19 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Brighton Dome (Brighton)
Ranked #20 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
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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Ranked #21 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Museums
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Newhaven Fort (Newhaven)
Ranked #22 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Military Bases/ Facilities; Military Museums; Cultural
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 #23 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Battlefields; Historic Sites; Cultural
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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Eastbourne Bandstand (Eastbourne)
Ranked #24 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Owner description: The current bandstand was built in 1935, with its unique semi-circular design and blue domed roof; there is no other like it... more » Owner description: The current bandstand was built in 1935, with its unique semi-circular design and blue domed roof; there is no other like it in the United Kingdom. It has a main arena, middle and upper balconies and seats for 1,600. For many years the Bandstand has played host to a full programme of concerts and events and has survived as a outdoor musical entertainment venue because of its ever changing programme, introducing new audiences and new entertainment's without forgetting the more popular traditional concerts. The Bandstand to this day plays an important part in the musical entertainment on the south coast offering around 140 - 150 concerts per year. « less
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Ranked #25 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Trails; Outdoors
Owner description: First opened in 1972 and each year raises money for charities who supply the refreshments and welcome out visitors. A choice... more » Owner description: First opened in 1972 and each year raises money for charities who supply the refreshments and welcome out visitors. A choice of seven walks over three working farms and in the twenty three acre ancient wood one views a spectacular display of bluebells. The walk in the Bluebell Wood is gravelled to allow mobility scooters which are supplied free of charge to those with mobility problems. The Bluebell Walk in 2014 is only open from 10 April to 18 May, and as it is nature that decides when bluebells flower the Home Page of our website is updated every Friday to say how the bluebells look « less
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Ashdown Forest (Wych Cross)
Ranked #26 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Forests; Outdoors
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Ranked #27 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Museum of Shops (Eastbourne)
Ranked #28 of 196 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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Ranked #29 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
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Seaford Beach (Seaford)
Ranked #30 of 196 attractions in East Sussex
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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