East Sussex

Stunning south-coast locations, beautiful countryside and charming towns characterise this area of England, part of the historic county of Sussex. Top attractions include the delightful hillside town of Rye and the cobbled lanes, antique emporiums and medieval castle of Lewes. Eastbourne is one of England’s most genteel seaside resorts while Rye Bay, surrounding Rye and Winchelsea, is an area rich in wildlife and historical interest.

Follow in the footsteps of William the Conqueror on the 1066 Country Walk

Follow in the footsteps of William of Normandy, across the rolling hills and atmospheric marshes which witnessed the Norman Conquest, and through the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty The 31-mile 1066 Country Walk…

Wonders of the Weald: Explore the gardens of Kent and Sussex

A sunny swathe of Kent and Sussex, so little changed over the centuries, harbours some of the country’s finest gardens Picture a quintessentially English landscape and it probably looks much like the slice of southeastern…

Best places to visit in Britain in August

August’s warm and sunny weather and array of festivals and events means you have plenty of options for things to see and do Bristol Bristol in southwest England is a city that simply erupts with life…

A Literary Land

Famous for the rural retreats of the influential Bloomsbury Group, idyllic East Sussex has inspired some of the country’s leading writers   With chalk cliffs and patchwork fields, medieval woodland and picturesque villages, East Sussex offers…

Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club, Sussex.

Hotels in Sussex: Ashdown Park Hotel

Treat yourself to a luxury escape at one of the grandest hotels in Sussex, set amid the beautiful Ashdown Forest – home to AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh

The Bayeaux Tapestry tells the story of the Norman Conquest

What is the Bayeux Tapestry? The story of the Battle of Hastings

As it’s confirmed that France will lend the Bayeux Tapestry to England, we tell the story of the Battle of Hastings – William the Conqueror’s decisive battle, beautifully depicted in the embroidered artwork

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Hastings: the reinvention of a historic town

There’s more to this East Sussex town than the Battle of Hastings – alongside the history you’ll find a vibrant seaside scene, with an exciting new pier, restaurants and galleries

Bayeux Tapestry. Credit: Robert Harding Picture Library/Alamy

10 facts about the Battle of Hastings

In 1066 William the Conqueror set sail from Normandy to take part in one of the fiercest battles on British soil and one that changed the course of history forever…

Five things to do in Brighton

Explore the city of Brighton, a pleasure-seeker’s paradise loved by the Prince Regent and generations of daytrippers.

Drakes of Brighton bedroom. Credit: Julia Claxton

Reader offer: get an upgrade at Drakes of Brighton

Ever since the Brighton Belle – the world’s most famous electric train, complete with Art-Deco styling and Pullman carriages – began bringing day trippers from London to the town in the 1930s, Brighton’s transformation from…