Days Out And Attractions in Eastbourne

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Days Out And Attractions in Eastbourne
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters
Spending time at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters for a day out is a great way to relax and enjoy the natural beauty.
Ian D said
Extraordinary coastline that is very beautiful and in many ways unique. I had no idea that this beauty was there so close to Eastbourne.
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Pevensey Castle
Visit Pevensey Castle where William the Conqueror landed in 1066. It is from here that William marched on Hastings and Battle. One of Britain’s oldest and most important strongholds, discover its roman origins, medieval dungeons and role in World War II.
Susan Keohane said
Interesting to walk around kept clean and neat. Did ghost walk and learnt the history
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Drusillas Park
Drusillas Park attracts between 350,000 and 370,000 visitors per year and is home to the first Hello Kitty-themed attraction in Europe.
Jon said
Very good. Felt covid secure. All staff were friendly. Not sure about the cost of panning for 'gold' in the sand but otherwise good value.
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Eastbourne Pier
A firm favourite with visitors to Eastbourne when visiting the sunshine coast. Take a stroll down Eastbourne Pire and breath in the beautiful coastline.
Liam Mulcahy said
Lovely walk good views was having work done when I was there so not much open but the tea room was very nice
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Michelham Priory
Michelham Priory is the site of a former Augustine Priory in Upper Dicker, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom. The surviving buildings are owned and administered by the Sussex Archaeological Society and are Grade I and Grade II listed.
Irina Springate said
Michelham Priory and Gardens. As you walk through the impressive gate tower, which was added in the late 13th or early 14th century, probably in anticipation of a French attack, you will see on the left the gift shop and right in front of you an impressive Elizabethan manor house. Very large Elizabethan farmhouse, incorporating parts of the original medieval monastery. A rare fortified monastery was founded by the Augustinian order in 1229. The site has the longest water-filled moat in England! There are 7 acres of gardens, including a reconstructed Physic Garden in the grounds, and a reconstruction of a cloister garden. You still can see foundations of the priory church on the lawn. There are numerous outbuildings, including the forge, lots of different statues and the working watermill. Inside of the house you will see the original medieval vaulted undercroft on the ground floor, an exhibition on the WWII evacuees at Michelham and an extremely good exhibition on the history of the priory itself in another rooms. Unfortunately, you won't be allowed at this time to see bedrooms due to covid restrictions. The guide was very friendly and share with us the history of the house and their residents. The garden is very well kept where you can have your picnic or relax on the bench while listening to chirping birds, buzzing bees or watch the local ducks freely and minding their own business passing you by. :) There is the cafe there open too with selection of snacks, drinks and ice creams. They accept only cards there. No cash! The toilet facilities just at the back of the the cafe. At the back of the main house , to the right and across the little bridge you can find the play ground for kids. The car park just outside of the Michelham Priory which is quite spacious and free of charge. You can obtain entrance tickets from the Gatehouse. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in the house or gardens except Assistance Dogs. Admissions: House & Gardens : Adult - £11.90 ( gift aid it) and £10.80 ( standard). Senior (65+)/ Student Child (5-17) - £10.80 ( gift aid it) and £9.80 ( standard). Child ( 5 - 17) - £5.70 ( gift aid it) and £5.20 ( standard). Family (1 Adult, 4 Children) - £17.60 ( gift aid it) and £16.00 (standard). Family (2 Adults, 4 Children) - £30.80 ( gift aid it) and £28.00 ( standard). Carer for Disabled (if required) Free of charge both - ( gift aid it) and ( standard). Gardens only: Adult - £9.40 ( gift aid it) and £8.50 ( standard). Senior (65+)/ Student - £8.80 ( gift aid it) and £8.00 ( standard). Child (5-17) - £4.70 ( gift aid it) and £4.20 ( standard). Family (1 Adult, 4 Children) - £15.90 ( gift aid it) and £14.40 ( standard). Family (2 Adults, 4 Children) - £27.50 ( gift aid it) and £25.00 ( standard). Carer for Disabled (if required) - both ( gift aid it) and ( standard ) are free if charge. The Priory is now owned by the Sussex Archaeology Society and is open regularly to visitors. The open hours are between 10:30 to 5:00 pm from Monday to Sunday. Another amazing and unforgettable place to visit for sure! We have enjoyed our day out visit there and recommend it to anyone who would like to spend an amazing , relaxing day at this awesome place. It is also very covid aware.
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The Observatory Science Centre
Looking for historic sites in East Sussex? The Observatory Science Centre is a must-visit science museum located in Herstmonceux not far from Eastbourne.
Mark Hewitt said
Awesome for kids. Plenty to learn for adults too. So well cared for. Don't miss this.
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Knockhatch Adventure Park
Days out in Eastbourne for family fun at Knockhatch Adventure Park. With so much going on you will want to return again and again!
Phil Gough said
Staff dealt with everything excellently in trying difficult times. Everything was cleaned amazingly regularly, always smiling and bent over backwards to make it an even more pleasant farhers day.
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Airbourne, Eastbourne International Airshow
Is it a bird, is it a plane? In short YES! Look up to the skies but beware the seagulls! The aerial displays are outstanding and you might just meet some of the pilots at the Meet and Greet zones.
Chris Mackouly said
Excellent Airshow would highly recommend. Have been going for at least the last 10 years, plenty to keep everyone entertained and the flight displays are amazing at the best location possible! IMO
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Beachy Head
Beachy Head offers Eastbourne historic walking areas, geologic formations and valleys along with exception views of Eastbourne.
Jem B said
The Beachy Head Countryside Centre is outstanding. We spent a really interesting hour or so going round the attractively presented and informatively labelled exhibits . The staff are very friendly and keen to help you get the very best from your visit. Free parking. Toilets nearby.
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Sovereign Harbour Marina
Sovereign Harbour is a development of the beachland in the seaside resort of Eastbourne, to the east of the town centre. Opened in 1993 and formerly known as The Crumbles, the marina now consists of five separate harbours, a retail park and several housing projects with both permanent and holiday properties.
Carolyn Marshall said
Great all round shops sea and wildlife
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The Story of Eastbourne
Curious about the history of Eastbourne? Follow the timeline of events that made Eastbourne the town it is today!
stagey said
My first visit. Lovley place to learn about the history of Eastbourne and see some wonderful archives. Excellent for children with quizzes around. The assistant was very helpful when I asked about material for my Phd giving me her email for furhter information. Especially liked the hat collection for selfies. Great collection of small gifts within lower price range.
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Towner Art Gallery
The Towner Gallery is home to some outstanding art and you are welcome to browse at your leisure. Donations are welcome to keep this gallery open to the public bringing culture to Eastbourne.
Ian D said
Outstanding gallery that is again somewhat surprising for Eastbourne. World-class exhibitions and a memorable visit. Great cafe for a light meal pre or post the gallery visit...
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Eastbourne Bandstand
The Busiest Bandstand in the UK offering a variety of live musical entertainment with over 140 events each year; from Tribute Shows to 1812 Firework concerts to kids entertainment. That is why the Bandstand is one of the biggest draws to the Eastbourne seafront!
futtock21 said
‘The busiest bandstand on Planet Earth’ still proclaims the advertising material. Built to the design of the Council Engineer Leslie Rosevere in 1935 it is certainly an unique semi-circular structure built in different colours of faience with a domed roof over an arena with two balconies seating up to 3500 but far fewer in these challenging times. A notice confirmed all shows scheduled up to and including June 19th had been cancelled. One wonders whether any shows will start then. For the moment the rows of velvet covered seats in the arena stand idle.
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