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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.

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Monk's House   Rodmell 2
Monk's House, Rodmell, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3HF, England, UK.
National Trust at Monk's House

Monk’s House is a 17th-century weatherboarded cottage that was the country home of the writer and novelist Virginia Woolf and her husband Leonard a political activist, journalist and editor. They bought Monk's House in 1919 and lived there full-time from 1940. In March 1941, Virginia committed suicide but Leonard continued to live there until his death in 1969.

Virginia wrote in the wooden lodge ...

National Trust © MTM MVP VizitIt.com arr
Newhaven Fort   Newhaven 2
Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9DS, England, UK.
6 inch Gun Mk VII at Newhaven Fort

Newhaven Fort was built in the 1860s and is now a visitor attraction cared for by Lewes District Council.

From the fort ramparts there are panoramic views over the South Downs and Sussex coast. 

By contrast there is a subterranean world of huge echoing tunnels that were dug into the chalk cliffs.

Newhaven Fort functions as an excellent museum having numerous individual objects on ...

6 inch Gun Mk VII ©
Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve    ~ Free ~ Hastings 2
Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve, West Hill, Hastings, East Sussex, TN35 4AD, England, UK.
Small Blue (Cupido minimus) at Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve

Hastings Country Park stretches eastwards along the cliff top from the East Hill to Fairlight and the Firehills. 

There are numerous footpaths and nature trails passing through over 345 hectares (853 acres) of ancient woodland, glens, heathland, grassland, farmland and meadows together with 3 miles (5 km) of soft-rock maritime cliffs and coastline which is of international importance.  There are ...

Small Blue (Cupido minimus) © Gilles San Martin cc
Malling Down   ~ Free ~ Lewes 2
Malling Down, Mill Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2RU, England, UK.
Malling Down at Malling Down

Malling Down is a nature reserve cared for and maintained by Sussex Wildlife Trust.

Please follow the Countryside Code. Leave only your footprints, take away only memories. If dogs are allowed, please keep them under control. Leave gates and property as you find them. Respect people and ...

Malling Down © Tom Lee cc
Preston Park   ~ Free ~ Brighton 1
Preston Park, Preston Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6SD, England, UK.
Summer's End  at Preston Park

Preston Park is the largest urban park in Brighton with 63 acres (250,000 m2) of lawns, formal borders and rose gardens, bowling greens, tennis courts and a small pond. It is used as a venue for concerts, circuses, fairs, family days and other events.

The park contains the Preston Twins - the two largest and oldest English Elm trees in the world - over 350 years ...

Summer's End © Les Chatfield cc
Beachy Head   ~ Free ~ Eastbourne 1
Beach Head Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 7YA, England.
Beachy Head from the air.  at Beachy Head

Beach Head is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 metres (531 ft) above sea level.

Beachy Head from the air. © Ian Stannard from Southsea, England cc
Chailey Common   ~ Free ~ Chailey 1
North Common Road, Chailey, Haywards Heath, East Sussex, BN8 4JE, England, UK.
Wooden Foot Bridge  at Chailey Common

Chailey Common is one of the largest commons in the south of England and was designated a Local Nature Reserve in 1966. The common is a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its heathland plants, and diverse insect and bird communities.

Chailey Common stretches over 180 hectares (450 acres) and includes Red House Common, Memorial Common, Romany Ridge Common, Pound Common and Lane End.

Wooden Foot Bridge © Chris Parfit cc
Helen Garden   ~ Free ~ Eastbourne 1
Western Seafront, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 7XL, England, UK.
Flowers at Helen Garden  at Helen Garden

Helen Garden was owned by Helen Hornby-Lewis who gave it to the Borough Council in 1933 for use as a public pleasure ground. There are wonderful views along the coast and out to sea.

Large areas are lawns and the council have planted beds of flowers.

Flowers at Helen Garden © MTM arr
Battle Town   ~ Free ~ Battle 1
High Street, Battle, East Sussex, England, UK.
Battle High Street  at Battle Town

Battle Town Battle was the site of the Battle of Hastings, where William, Duke of Normandy, defeated King Harold II to become William I in 1066. It lies in the designated High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Battle Abbey was founded to commemorate the battle, and dedicated in 1095. The town of Battle was gradually built around the Abbey, and later developed a reputation for the quality ...

Battle High Street © pd
Hemingfold Meadow   ~ Free ~ Battle 1
Hemingfold Meadow, Off the A2100 Hastings Road, Battle, East Sussex, England, UK.
Primrose (Primula vulgaris) at Hemingfold Meadow

Hemingfold Meadow is a 4.91 hectare (12.13 acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest. The site was notified in 1984 under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The site contains two conjoined lowland meadows containing over 60 species of flowering plants.

Primrose (Primula vulgaris) © MTM arr
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