Eastbourne, of Saxon origin, is an unspoilt elegant Victorian seaside resort. Nestling under the Sussex Downs it enjoys a very clement climate all year round. It is protected from the more adverse weather conditions from the Channel by the 575ft cliffs of Beachy Head and is renowned for its exquisite Carpet and Italian Gardens..
The Imperial is an impressive Victorian hotel situated at the seaward end of Devonshire Place, an imposing tree-lined boulevard, less than fifteen minutes walk from the facilities and amenities in the town centre and across the road from the promenade and the bandstand. The hotel offers the guest a good standard of accommodation, spacious lounge areas and a newly refurbished Majestic Restaurant all in a dignified and tranquil ambience for the discerning holidaymaker.
Eastbourne is an ideal holiday destination; it has one of the top sunshine records in the UK and has been awarded the Seaside Award for its clean and safe beaches for the past eight years. There is a huge variety of activities and events to suit all ages and tastes, frominternational tennis andWest End Shows to the spectacular RAF air show in August. Whatever type of holiday you prefer, Eastbourne is sure to cater to your every need.
Compact and intimate, Chichester is made for exploring. There is history on every corner from the Tudor Market Cross to the dominant Norman Cathedral. There is also the modern Chichester with a range of restaurants and cafes and a haven for the “professional shopper.” The return journey is by way of Arundel, which is dominated by the 11th century Arundel Castle.
Travel from Eastbourne via the Cuckmere Valley to the typical English village of Alfriston for a morning coffee stop. Continue to Lewes, the county town of East Sussex with time available for lunch and sightseeing. The return journey will be by way of Glynde, the home of the English National Opera Company (Glyndebourne), and Michelham