Accommodation and travel ideas in East Sussex
The ancient kingdom of Sussex has had two separate county administrations since the 12th century, with the county town of the eastern division being Lewes. The location of settlements in East Sussex has been determined both by its history and its geography.
Historic Places To Visit in East Sussex
East Sussex has a great many landmarks of historical interest. There are castles at Bodiam, Herstmonceux, Lewes and Pevensey. Battle Abbey, built to commemorate the Battle of Hastings; Bateman's, home of Rudyard Kipling, and the University of Sussex buildings at Falmer are among interesting buildings.The original towns and villages tended to be where its economy lay: fishing along the coast and agriculture and iron mining on the Weald. Along the coastline you have towns such as Bexhill-on-Sea, Eastbourne, and Hastings and Newhaven and Rye are ports, although the latter is also of historical importance. Crowborough is a centre for the Ashdown Forest. Lewes, the County town of East Sussex; and Battle, with its Norman Conquest beginnings. are the other two towns of significance. Lastly, don't miss out on a trip to the famous opera at Glyndebourne, near Alfriston.
Historic Sussex bed and breakfasts (B&Bs) and hotel accommodation in East Sussex
The more historic hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation tends to be towards the centre of the older towns. For those that prefer quieter rural locations then there are many hotels, pubs and B&Bs in the smaller towns and villages throughout the area.