Typical Optional Excursions
Beachy Head £8
Beachy Head with its' iconic, dramatic white chalk cliffs is the eastern 'gateway' to the National Park, and it is from here that the famous South Downs Way stretches the entire 99 miles (160km) length of the Park to Winchester in Hampshire.The South Downs National Park is the tenth National Park to be designated in England, providing an area of protected countryside that everyone can visit and enjoy. The Beachy Head Countryside Centre is wheelchair friendly with full access to the Shop, Downland Experience and the Sussex Gallery.
Hastings is situated on the south coast and is home to Europe's largest beach launched fishing fleet. Attractions include the cliff-top country park, Hastings pier and the White Rock Theatre.
There are many events staged throughout the year. One event known for its wild and vivid colours is The Jack-in-the-Green festival of Morris dancing in May.
Battle! One of the most famous events in the English history took place in Battle on the 14th October 1066. The alter of the Abbey was positioned by William I, this was in fact believed to be the spot in which Harold was killed. The Abbey gatehouse can be seen from the High Street. The Battle field and the Abbey ruins are worth a visit. Battle High Street is busy as it is a main road. It has some quaint and interesting shops and it has a Norman church with 13th century paintings.
Pevensey Castle £8
Pevensey Castle offers some marvelous views. The Martello Towers which were built along the coastline in the early 1800's can be seen to the South of the Castle, to the West you can see the beautiful South Downs and Eastbourne. There is a museum in Pevensey if you would like to find out more about the history. If you feel hungry there are some lovely public houses and restaurants.
Brighton and the Lanes £8
Brighton and the Lanes. From iconic tourist attractions to beachfront cool, Brighton is a treasure trove of things to do and places to go. Vibrant, colourful, fun and free, Brighton offers the energy of the city and freedom of the sea. It really is unique. From the stunning heritage of the Royal Pavilion, Regency architecture and Victorian aquariums to the seaside fun of Brighton Pier, the Brighton Wheel and the famous pebble beach, Brighton offers something for every walk of life.
Arundel Castle £8
Arundel medieval Castle, dating back to the Norman Conquest has been and is the home of the Dukes of Norfolk and Earls of Arundel. There are amazing artefacts to see, collected by successive Dukes on the `Grand Tour´. Pictures on show are works by Van Dyck, Reynolds and Gainsborough. One historical not to be missed is the Rosary Worn by Mary Queen of Scots at her execution and bequeathed to the Duke´s family. Outside the Castle there are extensive grounds with restored Victorian Gardens on view.