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South Downs Way
A long distance footpath and bridleway running 100 miles from Eastbourne to Winchester.
Poppy field at sunset © Gerard Charnley MVP gerardcharnley.co.uk arr
South Downs Way
A long distance footpath and bridleway running 100 miles from Eastbourne to Winchester.
Poppy field at sunset © Gerard Charnley MVP gerardcharnley.co.uk arr

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There are 115 places to visit in East Sussex listed below. The places are in listed in order of the number of times they have been voted finest.

Places that have paid for a boost in their listing are shown first and in bold.

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Alfriston Clergy House   Alfriston 3
The Tye, Alfriston, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 5TL, England, UK.
Alfriston Clergy House border at Alfriston Clergy House

Alfriston Clergy House is a rare 14th-century Wealden hall house and was the first building to be acquired by the National Trust, in 1896 for a sum of £10. The house is thatched and timber-framed with views across the River Cuckmere.

The well-planted cottage garden, which was designed by Graham Stuart Thomas, features a magnificent Judas tree.

The National Trust for Places of Historic ...

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Birling Gap   ~ Free ~ East Dean 3
East Dean, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 0AB, England, UK.
View west.  at Birling Gap

Birling Gap lies between the third and fourth sister of the world famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs along the coastline section of the South Downs Way.  Although this is one of the longest stretches of undeveloped coastline on the south coast, the National Trust has conveniently opened a café and bar on the cliff top for thirsty walkers.

If you walk east along the South Downs Way you will come ...

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Blackcap   ~ Free ~ Lewes 3
Lewes, East Sussex, BN7, England, UK.
Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii) at Blackcap

Blackcap occupies over 600 acres along the ridge of the South Downs. From its peak there are spectacular views over the village of Plumpton and across The Weald to the north, and south to the coast.

A short walk to the south of Blackcap, is Ashcombe bottom, known locally as Bracky Bottom, because of the bracken growing in the coombe. Of all the bottoms over the South Downs, and this is truly ...

Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii) © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr
Lewes Castle   Lewes 3
Lewes Castle, High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1YE, England, UK.
Zig-zag steps leading to keep. at Lewes Castle

Lewes Castle, originally called Bray castle, is a Norman castle built over a 1000 years ago, soon after the battle of Hastings in 1066, on an artificial mound constructed with chalk blocks. It stands at the highest point in Lewes.

It was commissioned by William de Warenne, a close friend of William the Conqueror. The Barbican Gate was added in the 14th Century.

Steep zig zag steps lead to ...

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Anne of Cleves House   Lewes 3
52, Southover High St, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1JA, England, UK.
Eastern front view at Anne of Cleves House

Anne of Cleves House is a 15th century timber-framed Wealden hall house that formed part of Queen Anne's annulment settlement from King Henry VIII in 1541, although she never visited the property. It was restored by the architect Walter Godfrey.

The Sussex Archaeological Society owns the property and have furnished the bedroom and kitchen to resemble their appearance at the time ...

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Ditchling Beacon   ~ Free ~ Ditchling 3
Ditchling Beacon, Ditchling Road, Ditchling, Brighton, East Sussex, BN6 8XG, England, UK.
Ditchling Beacon - View north west from the beacon. at Ditchling Beacon

Ditchling Beacon, has to be the jewel of East Sussex.

It lies on the South Downs Way, a few miles north of Brighton and just south of the villages of Ditchling and Westmeston. At 248 metres above sea-level, Ditchling Beacon is the highest point in East Sussex and offers commanding 360 degree views from its summit. Look south out to sea, north across the Weald or east-west across the Downs.

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Ditchling Beacon - View north west from the beacon. © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr
Pevensey Castle   Pevensey 3
Pevensey Castle, Castle Road, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LE, England, UK.
Pevensey Castle at Pevensey Castle

Pevensey castle is a medieval castle and Roman fort (Anderita) dating back to the beginning of the 4th century when it was one of the last and strongest of the Roman Saxon Shore forts, two-thirds of whose towered walls still stand.

Pevensey Bay was the landing place of William the Conqueror's army in 1066. During the century after the Conquest a full-scale Norman castle, with a great square keep ...

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Battle Abbey   Battle 3
Battle Abbey, High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD, England, UK.
Battle Abbey Gatehouse front view at Battle Abbey

Battle Abbey is an abbey complex built on the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings dedicated to St Martin. The Abbot's Great Hall and some of the grounds make up the Battle Abbey School, the rest is cared for by English Heritage and is open to the public.

The church was finished about 1094 and remodeled in the late 13th century but all but destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries by ...

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Pevensey Bay Beach   ~ Free ~ Pevensey Bay 3
Pevensey Bay Beach, Sea Road, Pevensey Bay, East Sussex, BN24, England, UK.
View west along the shoreline to Sovereign Harbour Eastbourne. at Pevensey Bay Beach

Pevensey Bay beach is a lovely, picturesque and unspoilt beach. At the top it is pebbles and shingle but fine sand and numerous of rock pools appear as the tide goes out. 

Located directly on the beach is the Aqua Club, which is open all year round to non members and serves snacks and meals, as well as having a licensed bar. There is also small sailing club located on the beach which is popular ...

View west along the shoreline to Sovereign Harbour Eastbourne. © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr
Pashley Manor Gardens   Ticehurst 3
Pashley Manor Gardens, Pashley Road, Ticehurst, East Sussex, TN5 7HE, England, UK.
Pathway through herbaceous borders. at Pashley Manor Gardens

Pashley Manor Gardens is one of the finest gardens in England offering a wonderful combination of beautiful sculptures, exceptional landscaping, imaginative plantings and fine old trees, fountains, springs and large ponds.

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