From the chalk South Downs through the sleepy lanes of Wealden to historic 1066 country, this corner of South East England is packed with fascinating things to see and do. We will be following in the footsteps of William the Conqueror, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and A.A. Milne as well as enjoying a ride on the famous Bluebell Railway. Our base is the elegant seaside resort of Eastbourne. The stylish Regency architecture, the colourful, well kept gardens, the long promenade and bandstand will provide ample distraction during our free time here.
6 nights with dinner, bed and breakfast
Train ride on the Bluebell Express
Entrance to Sheffield Park Gardens
Entrance to romantic Hever Castle
Explore 125 acres of spectacular gardens at the castle
A day at leisure in Eastbourne
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Free time to walk around the stylish spa town
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
A leisurely drive across southern England to arrive in Eastbourne where we spend the next 6 nights with dinner bed and breakfast. Time to settle in before dinner
Today we travel along the coast to Brighton, famous for its Regency Palace and the labyrinth of antiques shops in the Lanes. There will be plenty of time to discover Brighton before we travel on in the afternoon to historic Lewes. Dominated by its norman Castle, the history of Lewes can be discovered in its medieval streets. The return journey to Eastbourne will take us across the magnificent South Downs.
Enjoy a day at leisure to sample the delights of Eastbourne.
Enjoy a scenic drive through the Sussex countryside to the stylish spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. There will be time to wander through the elegant Georgian streets and have lunch before we set off in the afternoon for Hever Castle (entrance included), a romantic 13th century moated castle.
We are on the history trail today following in the footsteps of William the Conqueror. First stop is Battle Abbey on the site of the famous encounter with Harold in 1066. This afternoon’s visit is Rye, the lovely town was one of the original Cinque Ports but due to silting over the centuries, now finds itself some distance inland from the sea.
We travel inland to board the Bluebell Railway for the steam journey as far as Sheffield Park and the magnificent Capability Brown landscaped gardens.
Homeward bound our route takes us along the South Coast via Chichester and over Salisbury Plain for an early evening arrival.
The hotel is situated on the seafront in the fashionable West End area of Eastbourne and enjoys superb sea views.
All bedrooms have private facilities, colour TV, radio and tea/coffee making facilities.
The hotel has 9 steps to the entance and has a lift in the main building
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