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About the county of East SussexThe once County of Sussex can be located on the South Coast of England but is now divided into two separate counties, one being East Sussex and the other West Sussex. Bounded by the Counties of Hampshire, Kent and Surrey, 'Sussex' fronts the English Channel which seperates the United Kingdom from mainland Europe. Lewes is the county town in East Sussex and Brighton, one of Englands most popular holiday resorts which has been regarded as a ‘pleasure dome’ for centuries can also be found in East Sussex. The county town of West Sussex is Chichester and is famed for its rich heritage of historic buildings and picturesque countryside. The nearby town of Rye has delightful winding cobbled streets and old timber framed buildings and is regarded by many as the prettiest town in England. Hastings is an old fishing town and offers all the traditional amusements of the seaside, but retains much of the character from its colourful past. Rich in history, Hastings is famous worldwide for the 'Battle of Hastings' in 1066 between the invading Normans and the defending Saxons, the actual battle itself took place 6 miles inland from the town of Hastings, at a smaller town aptly named 'Battle' which is well worth a visit.
See our recommended East Sussex towns and villages below, along with our listed East Sussex attractions, and East Sussex hotels and holiday cottages.
Recommended towns & villages to visit in East Sussex
The old town of Bexhill-on-Sea is of immense charm, it has wide streets, gracious building including black and white timber frame properties, but its real "star" is the fabled De.....
In an area of attractive, outstanding villages, Groombridge with its 18th-century tiled cottages against the back-drop of a beautiful village green, stands out as being the very epitome of the perfect English village...
These days Wilmington is best known for the "Long Man" a giant carving on the north side of Windover Hill. The figure is generally thought to have first appeared in medieval times, but theories abound that it may have been there since the Iron-Age...All East Sussex towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
Recommended attractions in East Sussex
Ashdown Forest is a magnificent area of mixed woodland and heathland in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It.....
The wonderful parapet, walls and high round towers of 14th-century Bodiam Castle are gloriously reflected in its broad moat. It.....
Michelham Priory is a hauntingly beautiful place set against a backdrop of fine Sussex countryside, splendidly surrounded by a.....
Designated a site of Special Scientific Interest, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Seven Sisters Country Park.....All East Sussex AttractionsCastles in East SussexEast Sussex Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
Random England fact:
The famous 'Worcestershire Sauce' was first made by two dispensing chemists, John Wheeley Lea and William Henry Perrins, in Worcester where it has been produced since 1837.
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