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  • Shakespeare & Love

    Shakespeare & Love


    Shakespeare performance company Bowler Crab will be returning to the 600 year old Mermaid Inn in Rye to present their debut performance of a new and e…more

  • Sunday Funday Presents Megan Barton

    Sunday Funday Presents Megan Barton


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  • Garage Revival with Romeo & Lisa Maffia

    Garage Revival with Romeo & Lisa Maffia


    Garage Revival presents its second show of 2019, with two more garage heavyweights!Romeo and Lisa Maffia join us for a night of huge garage bangers!…more

  • Blood Donation Session

    Blood Donation Session


    We are holding a blood donation session at Heathfield Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane, Heathfield, TN21 0XG on Bank Holiday Monday 22nd April 2019…more

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East Sussex is the first destination of choice for Londoners fleeing the city when the sun comes out and consequently it has built a reputation (chiefly in Brighton) as a place of cheeky weekends, great nightlife and buckets (and spades) of seaside charm. All of this is certainly true, but there are also landscapes in East Sussex that are amongst the most beautiful in all of the UK.

For hikers and bikers, walkers and ramblers, East Sussex serves up incredible trails that offer amazing views. From the spectacular coastline and the beauty spots of Seven Sisters and the famous cliffs at Beachy Head to the endless and jaw-dropping vistas of the South Downs National Park there is too much to see in one visit.

Whilst Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters (along with the famous white cliffs of Dover) offer the box office views, other highlights such as Camber Sands near Rye are the sort of places you fall in love with and never forget. Getting out and about in East Sussex is best enjoyed either walking or cycling around the numerous scenic fishing villages all packed with ancient churches and buildings (and all seemingly offering their own arts festivals every year). The South Downs Way takes in a lot of the best villages and is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, (although it is rather long to try and walk in one go) and winds its way into nearby Hampshire.

Best of all in East Sussex however are the seaside resorts, and whilst Hastings and Eastbourne offer their own take on shingle beaches and Victorian ambience, all sit in the shade of exciting and bohemian Brighton with its hundreds of small record, books and clothing boutiques in the famous Laines; its innovative vegetarian cuisine and amazing nightlife, its alternative music and arts scene and its wonderfully eclectic inhabitants. Known affectionately as London by the Sea it is one of the highlights of the South Coast and not to be missed.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Sussex

Fun days out in Sussex

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Sussex, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Sussex

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Sussex.

Theme Parks in Sussex

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Sussex.

Museums in Sussex


Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Sussex

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.



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Updated: 21/04/2019 04:45:06