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Day trip from London to the Seven Sisters/Beachy Head

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Day trip from London to the Seven Sisters/Beachy Head

Looking for train details for travel between London and Eastbourne in October.

Once in Eastbourne, if we want to see the Seven Sisters what direction should we head - is there a preferred route to walk to experience the cliffs and scenery?

If bus rides are necessary at any point, then details on those would be appreciated as well.

And, of course, where is best place to catch train back to London? Do we have to go back to Eastbourne to catch train?

Do train and/or bus tickets need to be bought in advance?

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1. Re: Day trip from London to the Seven Sisters/Beachy Head

Take the train to Eastbourne from London Victoria. You don't need to buy tickets in advance, although they should be a bit cheaper after the early morning rush hour.

From Eastbourne it's a quick bus (unless you're a keen walker) up to Beachy Head. Walk *down* the cliffs with views of the Seven Sisters to East Dean - I suggest "The Tiger" as a stop. From there you can get the bus back to Eastbourne, or carry on with your walk along the Seven Sisters to Seaford - take a train to London back from either.

http://www.beachyhead.org/Directions.html

beenthere-donethat.org.uk/sussex/eastbournew…

thegoodpubguide.co.uk/pub/view/Tiger-BN20-0DA

…nationalrail.co.uk/service/…search

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2. Re: Day trip from London to the Seven Sisters/Beachy Head

if you are good walkers you could consider taking the train to Seaford, getting a cab to Seaford Head and then walking the Seven Sisters over Cuckmere Haven, round Birling Gap then over the hills to Beachy Head and the gettting the tourist bus down to the town centre and from there take the train back to London.

Going over Seaford Head is the only way to actually get this wonderful view (this particular one from the coastguard cottages at Cuckmere Haven)

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Edited: 6:42 pm, January 26, 2013
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