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There's something for everyone in East Sussex throughout the year

Celebrate the arts in Rye

Celebrate the arts in Rye

The Rye Arts Festival always presents an impressive line up of speakers,performers,musicians,special events,exibitions and walks and talks.

Eastbourne International Airshow

Eastbourne International Airshow

The world's biggest seafront airshow. Four days of action packed flying on Eastbourne seafront every August. It consists of RAF displays, civillian displays, international military displays and static ground displays.

Eastbourne nestles at the end of the South Downs and although a very relaxing resort it comes alive in August when Airbourne, its own international air show comes to town. The show frequently includes the world famous Red Arrows whose display can be admired from nearby Beachy Head for the ultimate viewing location. Holiday apartments here gives you the best of a classy seaside town with the stunning scenery on the South Downs.

Renowned for its health giving air since Victorian times and enjoying one of the best climates on the south coast, Bexhill and its De La Warr Pavilion has been kept a jealously guarded secret by residents and those people who visit year after year. 

There’s a wealth of places to visit inland too, from thriving market towns such as Lewes, with its castle and, to the east the attractive town of Battle that gets its name of course from the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Pevensey Castle is also renowned for its role in the Battle of Hastings and overlooks the Pevensey Levels, a site of international wetland importance.

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Glorious Sheffield Park

Glorious Sheffield Park

Internationally renowned landscape garden and parkland. Magnificent 'Capability' Brown landscaped garden, waterfalls, cascades and four large lakes. There is a profusion of colour all year, including bluebells, rhododendrons and trees with spectacular autumnal colours. Sheffield Park is home to the National Collection of Ghent azaleas.

 Batemans

Batemans

A Jacobean house that was the home of Rudyard Kipling between 1902 and 1936. The house reflects the author's strong associations with the East. There are many oriental rugs and artefacts, and many of the rooms including his book-lined study are much as Kipling left them. The delightful grounds run down to the River Dudwell with its watermill. Kipling's Rolls Royce is also on display.

East Sussex also boasts beautiful gardens, with Sheffield Park, Michelham Priory and Gardens and Great Dixter to name just three.

Visit the homes of the many famous artists, writers, poets and musicians who have lived or worked here. Rudyard Kipling whose home at Batemans, now a National Trust property is next to the beautiful village of Burwash, and Charleston was the home and country meeting place for the writers, painters and intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury Group.

The Sussex countryside produces some of the tastiest food in the country, from local cheeses to organic South Downs lamb and local brewed ales. Visit a Farmers’ Market to buy lunch, tour a vineyard or brewery and then enjoy a meal in a contemporary bistro or gastro-pub.  Overall East Sussex has a lot to offer.

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