8 days in Gloucestershire & East Sussex Itinerary

8 days in Gloucestershire & East Sussex Itinerary

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Lydney
— 2 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 4 nights
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Rye
— 1 night
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Lydney

— 2 nights
Lydney is a small town and civil parish in the English county of Gloucestershire. Attractions like The International Centre for Birds of Prey and Perrygrove Railway & Treetop Adventure make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Mary’s Church Newent (in Newent) and Briery Hill Llamas (in Kilcot). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Bathurst Park, explore the galleries of Hopewell Colliery, delve into the lush surroundings at The Forest of Dean, and explore the striking landscape at Symonds Yat Rock.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lydney route builder site.

Brize Norton to Lydney is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Lydney

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Brighton Palace Pier and British Airways i360 will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Eastbourne (Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park, Christ Church, &more), Seven Sisters Country Park (in Seaford) and Berwick Church (in Berwick). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion, indulge in some personalized pampering at Body & Soul Health & Beauty, stop by Gustamps, and wander the streets of The Lanes.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brighton and Hove day trip planner.

You can drive from Lydney to Brighton and Hove in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Brighton and Hove are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rye.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Rye

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, then stroll through Camber Sands, then get a taste of the local shopping with Art and Soul Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Old Town Hastings.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rye travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brighton and Hove to Rye in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Rye sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rye

Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trip

Gloucestershire travel guide

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Theme Parks · Zoos · Historic Sites
Gloucestershire is known for its laid-back charm, often sought by tourists eager to escape the more crowded and far more commercial spots in other parts of the country. Scattered across the region’s countryside are numerous quintessential English villages, with small pubs, quiet inns, and well-manicured private gardens. Though Gloucester, an old cathedral city serving as the capital of the county, contains a stunning Gothic cathedral, it’s the historic town of Cheltenham that’s considered the region’s greatest attraction. This wealthy spa town still retains much of its centuries-old appeal in terms of tourism, featuring exquisite architecture, upscale shopping areas, and a wide selection of fine dining options.

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.