East Sussex

East Sussex is a good choice for large group holidays in the UK because there’s so much to see and do here. I'ts an area that’s well known for the coastline with hotspots like Brighton and Eastbourne, and quieter, more picturesque beaches like Cuckmere Haven, close to the Seven Sisters white cliffs and Beachy Head. Brighton is packed with exciting things to see, including The Lanes, an eclectic shopping quarter in the town centre, the Royal Pavilion and Palace Pier. Eastbourne is good for watersports, Lewes is well worth a visit with its quirky shops and historic streets; nearby you’ll find a huge list of attractions, from zoos, vineyards and historic houses to museums, adventure parks and golf courses.

Stretching from inland to the sea is the South Downs National Park, an undeniably beautiful area of breathtaking countryside and quintessential villages like Alfriston, where the frenetic pace of life slows down. The Downs are fantastic for walks, cycling and horseriding, with an abundance of footpaths and trails to follow, the most well-known being the South Downs Way and The Wealdway. There are pretty little churches to see, welcoming country inns, and the famous Long Man of Wilmington carved into the chalk cliffs overlooking the village of Wilmington. The Bloomsbury Group loved this part of the world, leaving their mark on the church at Berwick, decorated by Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and Quentin Bell; they lived nearby at Charleston, and Leonard and Virginia Woolf made Monk’s House in the quiet village of Rodmell their home.

Whatever’s on the agenda, be it walks, days by the sea or visiting family attractions like Drusillas Park and Knockhatch Adventure Park, you won’t run short of inspiration in East Sussex. Go exploring, find wonderful places, make magical memories.

All information correct at the time of writing

Large Holiday Houses in East Sussex