Eastbourne enjoys a glorious location with an excellent sunshine record and is known as the 'Suntrap of the South'. The five mile long promenade is an excellent place to stretch one's legs and enjoy the views, being a pleasant level walk and stretching from Beachy Head in the west to the Marina in the East. Both are easily accessible for walkers but there is a regular Dotto train along the promenade, (during summer months), or regular buses if you choose to ride. Eastbourne has a great variety of Theatres and delights in a 1930s bandstand with a lively entertainment programme of music and fireworks. Daily concerts in Summer range from classical and military brass to rock n roll and tribute nights.
Whatever your taste you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out. Within a few minutes walk we have Indian, Chinese and Thai restaurants plus Italian and a choice of Fish and Chip Restaurants and Ice Cream Parlours. Also, nearby is a very good pub called "The Marine" which serves excellent home cooked food (and is especially festive at Christmas time where they really go to town on the decorations!).
- National trail - South Downs
- Seven Sisters
- Eastbourne.org - visitor guide
- Visit Eastbourne - visitor guide
- Eastbourne Theatres
Eastbourne is an elegant resort "built by gentlemen for gentlemen" albeit only an hour or so on the train from London. Planning of the town was carefully thought out and as a result Eastbourne has a host of unspoilt beautiful Victorian buildings and tree-lined roads, many parks and an atmosphere of gentility and elegance but it also has a choice of shopping centres, modern amenities such as a leisure pool and cinema complex and is also a great centre for touring. A short walk from Tudor House, take the open topped bus along the seafront and enjoy the panoramic views up on Beachy Head, or explore the town and local countryside of the South Downs Way on foot. You can visit such Historic sites as Pevensey Castle, Herstmonceux Castle and Science Centre and Battle Abbey. For younger visitors Drusillas Zoo Park, and the Little Railway are popular destinations for a fun day out. Enjoy cream teas in the local villages such as Alfriston and walks at Birling Gap. You can also take in the Cosmopolitan feel of the very popular Marina with its selection of shops and restaurants by the waterfront.