Exploring Eastbourne

If you want to explore the South Downs, don’t miss out on the seaside must-see of Eastbourne! A little quieter and more reserved than neighbouring Brighton, this lovely location boasts plenty to see and do, whether you’re on a fun family break or a slow-paced weekend away.

Read on to discover five of our favourite things to see and do in Eastbourne.

The Wish Tower

If you love history and incredible architecture, make The Wish Tower part of your trip. There are seventy-four Martello towers between Eastbourne and Seaford and while this beautiful example is temporarily closed to the public, it is well worth seeing it even from the outside.

Beachy Head

This famous beauty spot is a must-see when you are in Eastbourne. It is also home to the charming Beachy Head Countryside Centre – where you can learn more about the history and geology of the area.

Towner Art Gallery

Are you looking for a rainy day activity or do you just love exceptional art? Founded in 1923, this slice of history displays a stunning range of art – admission is free, so it’s ideal for just popping in.

Phileas Fogg’s World of Adventure

On a family holiday, it can feel like a challenge to fill the day. In Eastbourne, you’re spoiled for choice. A great place to start is Phileas Fogg’s World of Adventure. This immersive experience is a pulse-pounding adventure and a feast for the senses. It has something to offer for all ages and for the moment, each experience will just be your private group – so book ahead!

Holywell Tea Retreat

Is any great British day out complete without a cup of tea? If you need a break from all the adventuring, take a seat at Holywell Tea Retreat. Calm and tranquil, you will be able to take in magnificent views over Eastbourne while enjoying tea, coffee, and your choice from a range of delicious homemade cakes. There are also hot and cold meals available. The perfect way to top off your visit!

Are you ready to explore Eastbourne? There’s plenty to see and do for everyone!

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