Attractions in East Sussex

Towns and villages

  • Wadhurst – visit our historic church and have a drink in one of the local inns in front of a burning log fire.
  • Lamberhurst – an old hopping village, and home to Bayham Abbey, a visit to the ruins of the old abbey on a sunny day is a must!
  • Royal Tunbridge Wells – visit the spring where the Royals used to visit to take the water of the Chalybeate Spring in the 17th and 18th centuries. A coffee on town's famous colonnaded street, The Pantiles, followed by a walk through the town and a look at the abundant Regency architecture, is a local favourite pastime. There are plenty of high street and local shops to browse in also, should you fancy a spending spree!
  • Burwash – Rudyard Kipling's house, Batemans
  • Goudhurst – climb the church spire for an aerial view of the village and it's surroundings.
  • Rye – one of the historic Cinque Ports. Large selection of independent shops, tea rooms, restaurants and museums.
  • Hastings – a visit to the old town, followed by fresh fish and chips on the pebbled beach whilst watching the fishing boats come in, is a perfect end to a day on the South East coast.
  • Battle – home to the 1066 Battle of Hastings and Battle Abbey.
  • Brighton – an upbeat city on the sea. Visit the Royal Pavilion for an architectural kick, then follow it up with candy floss on the historical pier and a walk amongst the famous Laines for a glimpse of local flair.
  • Sevenoaks – a Saxon town, visit England's largest private house, Knole, and walk amongst the deer in this 1,000 acre park close to the town centre.
  • Tenterden – a delightful town full of medieaval buildings and tree lined streets, with plenty of antique stores mingled amongst independent shops and cafes.

Castles and Estates


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