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Days Two to Four:
In and around resort on sightseeing excursions
Majestic Eastbourne Hotel
At the Majestic Hotel you will stay right on the main street along Eastbourne’s Royal Parade, close to Redoubt Fort, the world famous Carpet Gardens and the Victorian pier.
Eastbourne has been a favourite destination on the south coast for many years and the town has recently seen a revival in some of its most famous attractions. The hotel is within a short walk of Eastbourne Pier, which was recently renovated after a devastating fire in 2014. The pier has been home to Victorian Tea Rooms and the Camera Obscura for more than 100 years.
Venturing further afield you can enjoy fantastic landscapes with rolling green hills and chalk cliffs in the dramatic South Downs which begin just to the west of the town. Eastbourne train station is around 15 minutes’ walk away from the hotel and from here Lewes and bohemian Brighton are just a short train ride away.
In the hotel you can enjoy fantastic breakfast and evening meals with snacks available from the bar throughout the day. As well as the relaxing lounge and open fronted bar area giving great views of the seafront, the hotel also has a beautiful sun terrace - the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by.
We venture inland to the pretty town of Lewes. The town has some interesting sights, including the Castle, which gives great views across the local area, and Anne of Cleaves house which is a fantastic reproduction of how people worked and lived in Tudor times. Otherwise, the town is fairly unique in that it has a large number of small, independent businesses which make up the shopping options and has largely rejected the ubiquitous big brand shops that make up many high streets. This opportunity to explore different shops is certainly not to be missed.
Town tour and Beachy Head
We'll make the most of an excursion enjoying a town tour of Eastbourne, passing local points of interest and going on, along the coast to awe-inspiring Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain boasting magnificent panoramic views.