Boarded by Kent and Surrey, East Sussex is a popular destination for many tourists. Sussex in itself is regarded as predominantly a place of natural beauty, and with so much on offer it's hard to know exactly what to do if you are visiting.
With this in mind, we have created our very own list looking at the top eight attractions you can see in the area, so you can experience everything that's great about East Sussex.
The Royal Pavilion
Brighton has a range of things to see and do, and one of the most notorious attractions within the city is the famous Royal Pavilion. Initially built for King George IV as a place to retreat by the sea, many people visit the Indo-Saracenic style design and marvel at its true architectural beauty. It’s worth looking at the Pavilion during the day and also at night when the lights create a completely different vibe.
Image of the Brighton Royal Pavilion
For some great scenic views, the tall chalk cliffs of Beachy Head are a prime attraction. Close to the town of Eastbourne, the cliffs rise to 162 metres above the sea and make for a fantastic platform to see some of the south coast of England as well as the English Channel. Take your binoculars with you so that you can get an even better view.
A 14th century moated castle can be found near Robertsbridge in Bodiam. It was built in 1385 and is open to visitors who want to explore the walls. In the summer they sometimes have BBQ food available and also display a few battle reconstructions too. This is the best time to head down in order to really make the most out of your day.
Image of Bodium Castle
The Lanes in Brighton
Brighton is a great city to visit during the summer. It’s a place that’s full of life and if you like shopping there are plenty of shops within the town centre. Moving out of town just slightly, you’ll find The Lanes, an area full of interesting and quirky shops, as well as an abundance of places to eat too.
The second castle to make our list is located in the wonderful county town of Lewes. Originally called Bray Castle, the design stands tall on a man-made mound of chalk blocks. The castle is unique as it has two motes and is only one of two castles in the whole country which has this feature.
Image of Lewes Castle
The pier in Brighton is another top attraction for tourists. There’s plenty to do, like playing games in the arcade, sitting out in the sun on a deck chair, or going to the end of the pier for some fantastic views, it’s entirely up to you how you spend your time. Take the family on a day out in Brighton and be sure to visit the pier on a nice sunny day.
Walk on the South Downs
From Hampshire right through to Eastbourne in East Sussex you’ll find the stunning chalk hills of the South Downs. If you’re a keen walker then why not set off one weekend and walk all, or part, of the Downs. You could even stay in a B&B on the way. This will give you a great chance to see some amazing views along your way through East Sussex.
Image of the South Downs
The Bluebell Railway
For those of you who want to see as much as possible within a day, why not take a trip on the Bluebell steam train railway line. The nine mile track runs along the border between East and West Sussex and is one of the most famous steam trains in the country.