Places of Interest
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is the site of William the Conqueror’s victory at the Battle of Hastings. The village is very picturesque and the famous abbey is a stunning piece of architecture.
is famous for its graceful Regency buildings such as the exotic iron-domed Pavilion, its two piers and its enticing series of byways known as ‘The Lanes’, with their intriguing antique shops and exclusive boutiques.
lies in the heart of the delightful Cuckmere Valley and is the epitome of a traditional English village. From the village it is possible to walk along the Cuckmere River to the coast.
English Wine Centre
Set in the beautiful Cuckmere Valley, the centre offers wine-tasting sessions and excellent regional food.
Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway
One of the UK’s premier steam railways, passengers can enjoy dinner in one of the two historic Pullman cars dating from the 1920’s, whilst travelling through some of the finest scenery the country has to offer.
Seven Sisters Country Park
Set in and around the Cuckmere Valley, the park offers a wealth of outdoor activities, including walking trails along the stunning Heritage Coast.
Sheffield Park Gardens
Beautifully laid out gardens with four lakes as its centrepiece provides stunning floral displays for every season.
Described by Lord Conway as …’the loveliest castle in the world‘, Leeds castle, which is listed in the Domesday Book, has been a Norman stronghold, a royal residence for six of England’s queens and a palace of Henry VIII.
Penhurst Place and Gardens
Located near Tunbridge Wells, the house has been the seat of the Sidney family since 1552 and features many exciting collections of royal and family portraits in the state rooms. The garden is one of the oldest in private ownership and remains much the same as it was when it was first constructed by Sir Henry Sidney in the Elizabethan era.
With its massive walls, ramparts, tunnels and gun emplacements, visitors can experience how life was in a Victorian fortress.
The childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the castle is set in magnificent gardens which include an ornate Italian Garden and Topiary and a collection of trees which are more than a century old. The castle houses 16th century portraits, tapestries and furniture, as well as two Books of Hours which both bear Anne Boleyn’s signature.
The castle was the first to be built after the Norman invasion and subsequent famous battle. The town’s maritime connections are also celebrated, with the Fishermen’s Museum and the Shipwreck Heritage Centre being two of the best attractions. The town is also the setting for the popular TV drama ‘Foyle’s War‘.