Best Sussex - Definitive Guide to Sussex Towns and Villages in East Sussex and West Sussex


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Best Sussex features the very best that Sussex has to offer, including restaurants, pubs, cafes, attractions, shopping and lots lots more. From the cosmopolitan restaurants and shops in Brighton, to the interesting and quirky appeal of Lewes, to the gentile sophistication of Eastbourne through to the trendy and cutting edge appeal of Hastings, Sussex delivers on every level. With its close proximity to London, Sussex is the perfect escape from the 'big smoke' and offers a multitude of fantastic offerings in some of the most unlikeliest locations. Best Sussex gives its readers an insight not only into the attractions of the big towns, but also into the more rural delights that Sussex has to offer.

Search for fantastic things to do in Sussex and great places to visit in both East Sussex and West Sussex by town or village. Whatever you choose, we are sure that our guide to the very best that Sussex has to offer will both delight and impress.


Our Featured Town

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Eastbourne is undoubtedly one of the South Coast's real hidden gems. Often written off as a place where old people retire and not much that exciting goes on, Eastbourne has been enjoying somewhat of a renaissance in the last few years, mainly due to it's wonderful unspoilt seafront and the wealth of fantastic real estate it has to offer, all at a fraction of nearby Brighton & Lewes prices. This has resulted in swarms of brighton folk, and probably even more London folk, relocating to Eastbourne and taking advantage of its clement weather conditions, fantastic housing stock and its great schools, not forgetting of course the beautiful surrounding landscapes and countryside.

The Eastbourne of today is now reflecting the lifestyles and aspirations of the new people moving there, with the town springing to life with a host of new boutique shops, restaurants & cafes opening every month. From the wonderful Barley Sugar shops with their trendy cafe and deli concepts, to bespoke haberdashery shop the Owl & Sewing Cat and the award winning Towner Gallery showcasing up to the minute contemporary art, you can see that Eastbourne is set to follow in the footsteps of nearby Lewes & up and coming Hastings. But it has to be Eastbourne's spectacular beaches that is one of its biggest draws, attracting a new young crowd of beach-lovers and outdoor sports fanatics, taking advantage of the superb facilities it offers. Fantastic for both young and old, families and couples, the Eastbourne coastline is set to become one of the most popular destinations in Sussex. The days of Eastbourne being just a sleepy retirement town in Sussex look set to be a thing of the past as there are certainly some big changes afoot!!


Best Sussex Locations

Alfriston Arundel Battle Bexhill on Sea Birling Gap Bodiam Brighton Burwash Camber Chichester Cuckfield East Dean East Grinstead Eastbourne Firle Hadlow Down Hastings Heathfield Herstmonceux Horsham Hove Lancing Lewes Maresfield Norman''s Bay Petworth Pevensey Rye St Leonards on Sea St Leonards-on-Sea Ticehurst Tillington Uckfield Wakehurst Westfield Whitesmith Wisborough Green

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