Holiday Brochures and Tourist Information for Sussex
This charming market town grew up around Battle Abbey and takes its name from the famous battle between England’s would be rulers William Duke of Normandy and the Saxon King Harold. On 14th October 1066, this area witnessed the most celebrated confrontation to take place on English soil – the Battle of Hastings, an event so significant it completely changed the course of English history.
Eastbourne reflects the very best of the British south coast. This award-winning resort has a quintessential Victorian charm. Discover the elegant seafront, iconic Beachy Head with its dramatic chalk cliffs and lighthouse, the Pier and renowned Carpet Gardens, exciting events, scrumptious restaurants and attractions for all the family.
Located on the glorious Sussex coast, nestled beneath the South Downs National Park, Worthing is one of the sunniest spots in the UK and a water sports hot-spot. It offers the very best of the classic British seaside alongside history, heritage, culture and a fantastic events programme.
Sussex is nowadays divided into 2 separate counties - East and West Sussex. East Sussex covers almost 700 square miles and has a population of about 700,000. The administrative centre for East Sussex is Lewes.
The county of West Sussex lies in the south east of England. According to tradition the Saxon Ella landed here in 477, defeated the inhabitants and founded the kingdom of the South Saxons (the origin of the name Sussex) which was absorbed by Wessex in 825. West Sussex covers an area of just under 800 square miles and has a population of about 700,000. It's administrative headquarters is the town of Chichester.
Major towns in West Sussex include
Crawley, Horsham, Haywards Heath, Worthing, Littlehampton and Bognor Regis
Attractions in this county.....
The Weald is a natural attraction in the area and Arundel Castle and Goodwood are among the main attractions.
The "spine" of Sussex is the South Downs, an ancient chalk ridge that separates the Weald from the English Channel. The South Downs Way footpath runs for 80 scenic miles from Beachy Head to Buriton in Hampshire. Much of the Weald, once an ancient forest, is now farmland - but some areas, such as Ashdown Forest, are still preserved in more or less their original state. The rivers Adur, Ouse, Rother and Arun, have cut their way through gaps in the chalk, draining into the English Channel.
The county of East Sussex in the south east of England has a special place in the history of England. According to tradition the Saxon Ella landed here in 477 defeated the inhabitants and founded the kingdom of the South Saxons (the origin of the name Sussex<) which was absorbed by Wessex in 825. But it is the year 1066 which gave this area its greatest claim to fame however when the Battle of Hastings was fought and the Norman King William triumphed over King Harold. The site of the Battle of Hastings is at Senlac Hill near the appropriately-named town of Battle. The whole of this area is now known as 1066 Country.
A 15th Century castle stands at Herstmonceux and the famous ' Long Man' chalk hill figure is carved into the turf above Wilmington. Romney Marsh is one of the county's famous natural features. Other famous landmarks of East Sussex include the Greenwich Royal Observatory and the castles at Hastings, Lewes, Pevensey and Bodiam.
Brighton - An offbeat mix of seaside and city, Brighton has history and heritage, a buzzing arts scene, hopping bars and restaurants, fabulous shopping and glittering nightlife – plus a vibrant heart of pink rock. You’re never far from the sea and the beach bohemia vibe that makes the city so different.
Eastbourne - The UK’s official sunniest place, Eastbourne is a grand Victorian beauty. The resort’s must-sees include award winning beaches, national beauty spot Beachy Head, and summer night concerts on the seafront bandstand.
Bexhill - Nestling between the bustling resorts of Eastbourne and Hastings, the British seaside resort of Bexhill is set in magnificent countryside. There are a wealth of castles, historic attractions and places of interest in and around Bexhill, 1066 Country, Eastbourne and Sussex, for young and old alike.
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