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Eastbourne Visitor information

Eastbourne is a resort town on the coast, with its popular Pier full of entertainment, souvenir shops as well as a Camera Obscura with a 360-degree view of the seafront. There are many Victorian Hotels along the seafront. With it’s breathtaking scenery, there are many things to enjoy in this coastal location. 

It has a 3-mile-long seafront promenade extending along pebble beaches, perfect for taking a stroll and taking in its beautiful sights. You can also admire the Carpet Gardens being the promenade’s Centerpiece, with vibrant displays of plants from around the world and fountains. 

Or for a different scenery, head to Beachy Head, with its stunning snow-white cliff, you can take in it’s beautiful views and see from above the Belle Tout Lighthouse at the foot of the Cliff. 

You can visit the Eastbourne Redoubt fortress, which now houses 3 excellent military collections, including artifacts and displays relating to the Royal Sussex county’s regiment. 

There is a new Arndale Shopping Centre in the center of town, and has also helped with an influx of new Restaurants in the area to enjoy a delicious dining selection. 

Travel  

Getting around Eastbourne is best done by car, or by Bus. 

There are many Buses operating throughout Eastbourne getting you around easily to see the sights, and there are also services travelling to other surrounding areas. 

There are some areas you can walk, such as the promenade, around town among a few however it is best to get to these destinations by transport. 

Eastbourne Railway station is one of two railway stations in town, the other one is called Hampden Park Station and can get you into London in an hour ½, among many other destinations. 

You can get a taxi around Eastbourne however it can be costly, but there are taxis available at all times from ranks either side of the Railway station. 

History of Eastbourne

Eastbourne is a town on the south coast of England with its own seafront and pier and Eastbourne Redoubt which is a fortress built to defend against Napoleon in WWI & WWII. It also many historical Buildings and churches 

During the WWII Eastbourne was devastated by bombings, and it was the worst hit town on the south coast of England. There were several damaged churches, and the St Anne’s Church was destroyed and demolished without replacement in 1955. 

The St Mary Virgin Church is one of Eastbourne’s oldest churches and has nave bays, chancel arch and arcades dating from 1200, with a 14th century exterior. 

Beachy Head and the Downs, which is referred to it’s cliff at the west of the town and the Belle Tout lighthouse at the foot of the cliff which was operational from 1834-1902. It was closed because it’s light was not visible in the low cloud and mist. It then became a private residence; however it was later damaged in WWII by Canadian Artillery.  In 1956 it was rebuilt as a house, then in 1999 the building had to be moved 55m back from the cliff edge to save it from the Sea. 

Eastbourne Pier was built between 1866-1872 and is a wonderful example of Victorian seaside architecture.  it endured a fire in 2014 from one of its buildings but still stands today. 

In 1900 the Roman Catholic Church decorated with Gothic Style was built and named Our Lady of Ransom Church. Over the years there was additional work carried out, such as a tower with a steeple in 1912, Chapels in 1920 and a baptistery in 1967. 

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