One of the most popular villages in East Sussex, and for good reason. Alfriston is one of the oldest villages in the county. It was founded in the Saxon period and became a market town in the Middle Ages. Alfriston,
One might naturally assume that the Battle of Hastings, that pivotal conflict which changed the course of English History, took place at Hastings. Well, it didn't; it took place at the attractive and entirely aptly named town of Battle. Battle,
Heritage Highlight: Battle Abbey, situated on the site where William the Conqueror and his Normans overcame the Saxons of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings. Nearest:Hotels - Self Catering - Bed
The village of Brightling is set in an elevated position in the High Weald, offering spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. The village is famous for its collection of fascinating follies, built by Brightling's eccentric Victorian squire, John 'Mad Jack' Fuller (1757–1834).
The major town and beacon for visitors in East Sussex, Brighton spreads out along the coast so that it is hard to tell where it stops and the surrounding urban areas begin. The city itself is an odd mix of historic buildings and tacky tourist traps, amusement piers and nightlife. The cream of the attractions is Brighton Pavilion, the oddly exhilarating oriental palace built by John Nash for his patron the Prince Regent. Brighton,
An ancient village dating to at least the year 765 AD. Ditchling has been owned at times by Alfred the Great and Edward the Confessor. The parish church of St Margaret of Antioch dates to the Saxon period, with much Norman rebuilding.
The name 'glind' comes from the old Saxon word for an enclosure. The village is an attractive little place in the lea of Mount Caburn. Glynde is the home of Glynde Place, a magnificent Elizabethan manor that has been the home of the Trevor family for over 300 years.
The seaside resort town of Hove is somewhat overwhelmed by its neighbour, Brighton, but Hove has a character and a history all its own.Hove is known for its wide, tree-lined avenues and Regency architecture, much of which is arranged around sedate squares.
Lewes is the county town of East Sussex, situated at an ancient crossing of the River Ouse. The old core of Lewes still follows the street plan established by the Saxons under Alfred the Great. The famous king almost certainly visited Lewes, and there was a royal mint at Lewes for a time.
The large village of Northiam seems to stretch for miles along the A268. The old core of the village, though, is more self-contained and boasts a large number of attractive period houses around the elongated village green. Northiam,
Rye is a corruption of an old Anglo-Saxon word meaning an island. Rye's historic core, sited on a hill overlooking a landscape of green pastures, was once almost enveloped by the sea. Its position on a narrow neck of land with the wide estuaries of the Tillingham and Rother rivers on each side was significant. It could watch over the surrounding Romney Marsh, and, as a port, it guarded the land against foreign invasion. Rye,
The current building was designed by Sir Charles Barry and AW Pugin
This Day in British History
26 September, 672
Synod of Hertford
The Synod of Hertford was a church gathering that proclaimed the supremacy of the see of Canterbury in the English church. The Archbishop of Canterbury was given the power to divide dioceses and to create new bishops.
This queen was the daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon
Four steps up to entrance. Farmhouse style kitchen with dining area. Three steps down to cosy sitting room. Twin bedded room. Bathroom/WC (shower over bath). Spiral staircase to lower ground … Sleeps 4
The Mermaid Inn the Jewel in Rye's Crown and is one of England's oldest and loveliest inns with Norman cellars dating from 1156 the Mermaid rebuilt in 1420 offers tradition and charm in abundance. The Inn is a only 2-minute walk from Rye Heritage Centre and a 3-minute walk from … more >>
This 18th Century Country House Hotel offers luxurious accommodation an outdoor pool free Wi-Fi and on-site parking nestled amidst 150 acres of tranquil parkland near the historic town of Battle. Originally the site of a famous Gunpowder Works this listed building is infused with a rich history as evidenced by … more >>