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We travel to our hotel, the Burlington in Eastbourne, where after check-in we will enjoy an evening meal. (B)
Days Two to Four:
We spend the next three days in and around Eastbourne enjoying two included excursions to discover some of southern England's greatest sights.
We travel across the High Weald to Hever Castle where we will discover the former seat of the Boleyn family and the magnificent gardens that it sits in.
Herstmonceux Castle is similarly magnificent, and we'll visit the former home of the Greenwich Royal Observatory, one of the oldest brick buildings in the UK.
The other day is free for you to spend at your leisure in and around Eastbourne and beyond. A highlight is the South Downs Way which starts to the west of the town and carries on past the impressive cliffs at Beachy Head. (B,D)
After checkout at the hotel we travel home from Eastbourne via the interchange. (B)
Little beats relaxing in in a modern coffee bar and lounge with unbeatable views across the sea front as you watch the world go by. At the Burlington Hotel you can enjoy all this in a central location close to all of Eastbourne’s finest attractions.
The world-famous Carpet Gardens, Redoubt Fortress and Eastbourne Pier are all just a stone’s throw away and the town centre with an array of shops and restaurants are just a 10 minute walk away.
The South Downs National Park begins just outside of town and is easily accessible and even by walking you can easily reach Beachy Head and a little further along the coast, The Seven Sisters. Fashionable Brighton is on the other end of a scenic train ride through the park and here you can see famous sights such as the fashionable Royal Pavilion or enjoy independent shops in The Lanes area of the city.
The hotel has great spaces for relaxing after a busy day in the area, the on-site bar and coffee lounge have huge windows opening out onto the seafront, great for watching the world go by. In the restaurant you can enjoy fantastic meals at breakfast and in the evening, with great and varied menus cooked by our dedicated chefs. For even greater space and comfort why not upgrade to a standard plus, superior or premier room during your stay?
Full Day: Hever Castle
We enjoy an excursion to the beautiful Hever Castle. Set in magnificent gardens, this romantic 13th-century castle was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and is fascinating to explore. The castle itself contains a number of great artifacts from its heyday during the Tudor period as well as exhibitions displaying some of the finest art of the time. The gardens feature Italian style architecture and renaissance and Tudor themes. Or find your way through the maze here, a great way to spend an afternoon.
Half Day: Herstmonceux
We will enjoy an excursion to visit the magnificent gardens and grounds of Herstmonceux Castle. Stroll through the themed gardens and woodland trails and discover Woodhenge, 300 year old chestnut trees, secret gardens as well as the beautiful lake and moat walk which circles the castle itself.