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Ashdown Forest: In Winnie-the-Pooh’s footsteps

Magical Ashdown Forest was the inspiration for A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books. A century on, it is as enchanting as ever... Words by Natasha Foges Who wrote Winnie-the-Pooh? The stories of Winnie-the-Pooh, the bumbling “Bear of Very Little...

The best things to do in Brighton

Once the seaside retreat of London’s high society, this colourful, artistic and eccentric city is a jewel on Britain’s south coast. Here's our guide to the best things to do in Brighton... Words by Henrietta...
The Bayeaux Tapestry tells the story of the Norman Conquest

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

We tell the story of the Battle of Hastings – William the Conqueror’s decisive battle, beautifully depicted in the embroidered artwork William the Conqueror's arrival on the shores of southern England changed the course of...
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... Here are 10 facts about...

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...

Gardens in Kent and Sussex: Wonders of the Weald

Gardens in Kent and Sussex, so little changed over the centuries, are undoubtedly some of the finest in the country 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 in...

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 plenty...
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 Hotels in Sussex come in all shapes and sizes,...
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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 Nine hundred and fifty years after...
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