15 days in East Sussex Itinerary

15 days in East Sussex Itinerary

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Brighton and Hove
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St Leonards-on-Sea
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Rye
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Brighton and Hove

— 8 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Venture out of the city with trips to Salisbury (Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta & Mompesson House), Eastbourne (Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters & Beachy Head) and Seven Sisters Country Park (in Seaford). Pack the 12th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion, learn the secrets of beer at Brighton Food Tours, take a stroll through The Lanes, and kick back and relax at Brighton Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brighton and Hove trip planner.

Bristol to Brighton and Hove is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to St Leonards-on-Sea.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

St Leonards-on-Sea

— 1 night
St Leonards-on-Sea has been part of Hastings, East Sussex, England, since the late 19th century though it retains a sense of separate identity. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): let little ones run wild at Alexandra Park, then take in the waterfront at Hastings Pier, then take a stroll through Old Town Hastings, and finally stroll the grounds of St Clements Church.

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You can drive from Brighton and Hove to St Leonards-on-Sea in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in St Leonards-on-Sea are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rye.

Things to do in St Leonards-on-Sea

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Rye

— 5 nights
Rye is a small town in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, within the historic County of Sussex, England, which stands approximately two miles from the open sea and is at the confluence of three rivers: the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede. Explore Rye's surroundings by going to Dover (PWRR & Queen's Regimental Museum, Dover Castle, &more), St Mary's church (in Fordwich) and Canterbury (Canterbury Cathedral & Westgate Gardens). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, delve into the distant past at Landgate, contemplate the long history of Lamb House, and sample the tasty concoctions at Rye Waterworks MIcropub.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rye day trip planner.

Traveling by car from St Leonards-on-Sea to Rye takes an hour. In June in Rye, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Rye

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

East Sussex travel guide

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Piers & Boardwalks · Beaches · Nightlife
Each weekend hordes of Londoners invade East Sussex, joining thousands of foreign tourists seeking adventure, entertainment, and relaxation. Get all three by planning a holiday to Brighton, the region’s biggest urban center and one of England’s most celebrated seaside resorts. Spend your vacation enjoying the energy of the region’s coastal towns, or escape the crowds by getting just a little off the beaten track. East Sussex features numerous quiet country roads, ideal for leisurely road trips, as well as a series of scenic walking and cycling trails. Far from the tourist-crammed towns, the region’s small villages offer hearty food, award-winning local ales, fine accommodations, and best of all, the pleasant company of the friendly locals.

Hastings travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Entertainment Centers · Piers & Boardwalks
Hastings is a town and borough in East Sussex on the south coast of England, 24mi east of the county town of Lewes and 53mi south east of London. It has an estimated population of 90,254.Hastings gives its name to the Battle of Hastings, which took place 8mi to the north at Senlac Hill in 1066. The town later became one of the medieval Cinque Ports, and a popular seaside resort in the 19th century with the coming of the railway. Hastings is a fishing port with a beach-based fishing fleet.HistoryEarly historyThe first mention of Hastings is found in the late 8th century in the form Hastingas. This is derived from the Old English tribal name Hæstingas, meaning `the constituency/followers of Hæsta'. Symeon of Durham records the victory of Offa in 771 over the Hestingorum gens, that is, "the people of the Hastings tribe.", Hastingleigh in Kent was named after that tribe. The place name Hæstingaceaster is found in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle entry for 1050, and may be an alternative name for Hastings. However, the absence of any archaeological remains of or documentary evidence for a Roman fort at Hastings suggest that Hæstingaceaster may refer to a different settlement, most likely that based on the Roman remains at Pevensey.

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