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Eastbourne Tourist Information, here to help you plan the perfect holiday or short break


Your official guide to events and what's on, things to do and accommodation for your visit to Eastbourne. Whether you're planning a day out at the seaside, enjoying our award winning beaches and excellent sunshine record or a relaxing short break exploring Beachy Head and the South Downs. Eastbourne Tourism will help you find all you need for the perfect stay, from hotels to restaurants, shops, attractions to keep the kids amused, to great things to do for grown ups. As a holiday resort, Eastbourne has something for everyone!

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Coast and Country Walking Festival

Get Your Boots On for the Walking Festival!

Coast and Country Walking Festival provides nine days of refreshing and fun-filled walks for people of all ages, fitness levels and abilities. In our latest blog post, discover some of the wonderous walks on offer. From Nordic walking to guided walking and brewery tours, there is something for all!

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Eastbourne Events

Rugby World Cup 2015 fever is set to storm Eastbourne!

Eastbourne is ready for the Rugby World Cup 2015 with big screen events on the opening weekend. Eastbourne then welcomes the South African team later this month as an official training venue using Eastbourne College and the University of Brighton sports facilities, prior to their first match at the Brighton AMEX Community Stadium on 19 September.

 

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Devonia Outside

Devonia

Terry & Carolyn welcome you to Devonia,situated in a superb location on Eastbourne's elegant seafront with wonderful sea views and stylish comfortable rooms. All rooms en-suite. Freeview TV, Free Wi-Fi internet connection. Private car park.

Guest Accommodation with 7 rooms, £42-£98 prpnb

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Big Sky Tipi camping near Eastbourne

Big Sky Tipi Holidays

Glamping in an authentic Sioux Indian Tipi. All equipment provided and camp fires allowed. Set in a beautiful rural/woodland location 4 miles from the coast. Sleeps 4-6 people.

Alternative Accommodation with 9 units, £360-£550 pupw sleeps 1-6

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Shore View Hotel

Shore View Hotel

The Shore View Hotel is located on Marine Parade, with stunning views out over the English Channel and Eastbourne Pier.

Hotel with 90 rooms, £59-£179 prpn

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06 September 2015 to 06 September 2015

Eastbourne Borough MarketSun 6 Sep 2015The street market along Terminus Road is back every Wednesday. The market will run every Wednesday and start at 9.30am in the morning with stall holders selling local produce including,cheeses; cakes; fruit and vegetables...

09 September 2015 to 09 September 2015

Eastbourne Borough MarketWed 9 Sep 2015The street market along Terminus Road is back every Wednesday. The market will run every Wednesday and start at 9.30am in the morning with stall holders selling local produce including,cheeses; cakes; fruit and vegetables...

13 September 2015 to 13 September 2015

Eastbourne Borough MarketSun 13 Sep 2015The street market along Terminus Road is back every Wednesday. The market will run every Wednesday and start at 9.30am in the morning with stall holders selling local produce including,cheeses; cakes; fruit and vegetables...

06 September 2015 to 06 September 2015

MG South Downs Run at Western LawnsSun 6 Sep 2015Classic MG's follow the picturesque route through the South Downs from Winchester to Eastbourne, before finally displaying on the seafront Western Lawns.

03 September 2015 to 06 September 2015

Traditional Seafront Market at Eastbourne SeafrontThu 3 - Sun 6 Sep 2015Come and sample the delights of the Continent as Eastbourne seafront is transformed into a bustling European market place.

31 August 2015 to 05 September 2015

LTA South of England Tennis Championships at Devonshire ParkMon 31 Aug - Sat 5 Sep 2015Over 35's tennis championships featuring players from all over the UK, at one of the worlds best grass court venues. Watch for free in the beautiful surroundings of Devonshire Park, or play - contact the Lawn Tennis Association.

05 September 2015 to 05 September 2015

Pitter Patter Pregnancy and Baby Fair at CommunitywiseSat 5 Sep 2015Pregnancy is an exciting, but slightly overwhelming time! There's a lot to think about, from where you choose to deliver, to what colour you paint the nursery walls.

06 September 2015 to 06 September 2015

Women Only Long Man Bike Ride at Berwick Railway StationSun 6 Sep 2015Enjoy a relaxed ride along quiet lanes and cycle paths to the Long Man of Wilmington. Moderate – 3hrs Pedal Time or Easy – 2hrs Pedal Time – Join or finish at Berwick Station, BN26 6TB.

10 September 2015 to 13 September 2015

Heritage Open Days at EastbourneThu 10 - Sun 13 Sep 2015Heritage Open Days is an annual, nation-wide initiative celebrating England’s heritage and culture. The four day event offers everyone the chance to visit and explore hidden gems right on your doorstep, and it's all free!

05 September 2015 to 05 September 2015

Discovering Friston's Hidden Airfield at Birling GapSat 5 Sep 2015Go along and help celebrate the opening of access at Gayle's Farm with a free fun-filled afternoon of music, laughter, dance and discovery.

13 September 2015 to 13 September 2015

Seaford LiveSun 13 Sep 2015Corelli Ensemble

12 September 2015 to 12 September 2015

The Priory by Candlelight at Lewes PriorySat 12 Sep 2015The ruins of Lewes Priory will be lit by thousands of candles on the evening of Saturday 12 September. Bring a picnic and enjoy this magical free event. There will be drummers, choirs and food and drink tents.

05 September 2015 to 05 September 2015

Volunteer Recruitment Fair at Sheffield Park GardenSat 5 Sep 2015Volunteer Recruitment Fair

12 September 2015 to 12 September 2015

Discover Churches in the Downs at Berwick Railway StationSat 12 Sep 2015START LOCATION: Berwick Station, BN26 6TB. Explore unique historic churches in the Downs from Berwick along quiet lanes during the Sussex Historic Churches Trust Open Day. Easy – 2hrs Pedal Time

16 March 2015 to 30 September 2015

Summerdown Camp Project Exhibition at The Pavilion Tea RoomsMon 16 Mar - Wed 30 Sep 2015Eastbourne Heritage Service is running a fascinating project about Summerdown Camp and the people who worked and convalesced there.

04 September 2015 to 04 September 2015

Seaford LiveFri 4 Sep 2015Archway Gospelish & Contemporary Choir

13 September 2015 to 13 September 2015

Discover the History of the Long Man at Berwick Railway StationSun 13 Sep 2015Enjoy a relaxed ride along quiet lanes and cycle paths to the Long Man of Wilmington. EASY RIDE: Join or finish at Berwick Station, BN26 6TB. Moderate – 3hrs Pedal Time Easy – 2hrs Pedal Time – Join or finish at Berwick Station,

02 May 2015 to 31 October 2015

'Eastbourne Views by James Owen' at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 2 May - Sat 31 Oct 2015From 2nd May for two weeks only there will be an additional special display of the largest collection ever brought together of original James Owen watercolours of Eastbourne and district painted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

06 September 2015 to 06 September 2015

Battle of Britain Commemoration at Newhaven FortSun 6 Sep 2015One of our favourite annual events returns with the usual mix of living history, military vehicles, live music and dancing. A fabulous celebration of all things forties!

05 September 2015 to 05 September 2015

Frozen Sing-A-Long Outdoor Cinema at Devonshire ParkSat 5 Sep 2015Sovereign FM are putting on a special open-air ‘singalong’ screening of Disney’s ‘Frozen’ at Devonshire Park on Saturday 5th September.

12 September 2015 to 13 September 2015

Eastbourne Steampunk at Eastbourne SeafrontSat 12 - Sun 13 Sep 2015ome one, come all! Marvel at the curiosities, revel in the entertainment, indulge in the delights!

12 September 2015 to 12 September 2015

Open Day at Knockhatch Adventure ParkSat 12 Sep 2015£2 from each persons entrance fee will be donated to our chosen charity ‘Chestnut Tree House'

05 September 2015 to 05 September 2015

Click & Ride, Photography in the Downs at Eastbourne Sports ParkSat 5 Sep 2015Capture the special qualities of the Downs landscape through a lens or camera-phone with local photographer Carlotta Luke (bring a camera or smart-phone). Easy – 2hrs Pedal Time

12 September 2015 to 12 September 2015

Festival of Sound 2015 at Newhaven FortSat 12 Sep 2015A one day music festival over 5 stage areas, catering for all musical tastes!

12 September 2015 to 12 September 2015

Static Cycle Ride to Twickenham at Seaford Sat 12 Sep 2015Static Cycle Ride to Twickenham (Salts Recreation Ground, Richmond Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 1DR). Clubhouse open from midday

12 September 2015 to 12 September 2015

Screen on the Green - Last Night of the Proms! at Western LawnsSat 12 Sep 2015Proms fans should head to the Western Lawns on Saturday, September 12, for a special live screening of the event.

02 May 2015 to 31 October 2015

80th anniversary of Eastbourne’s Grand Parade Band at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 2 May - Sat 31 Oct 2015Exhibition: 80th anniversary of Eastbourne’s Grand Parade Bandstand May 2 onwards To coincide with the 80th anniversary there will be an opportunity to find out about the Grand Parade Bandstand

11 September 2015 to 11 September 2015

Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club at Winter GardensFri 11 Sep 2015Screaming Blue Murder Comedy have been promoting stand-up comedy in the UK since 1988.

08 September 2015 to 12 September 2015

The Great Gatsby at Devonshire Park TheatreTue 8 - Sat 12 Sep 2015Immersing you in the decadence of America’s ‘Jazz Age’, The Great Gatsby is brought to life in this sizzling new stage adaptation from nationally acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre.

15 September 2015 to 19 September 2015

Through The Looking Glass at Devonshire Park TheatreTue 15 - Sat 19 Sep 2015Alice goes Through The Looking Glass and meets the Red and White Queen and their various entourages including Humpty Dumpty and the Jabberwok all over a Chess Board with fantastic results.

12 September 2015 to 12 September 2015

Steampunk Masquerade Ball at Winter GardensSat 12 Sep 2015Come along for a fun filled evening of music, dancing and much more.

04 September 2015 to 04 September 2015

The Magic Of Motown at Congress TheatreFri 4 Sep 2015Britain’s biggest Motown spectacular embarks on its 2015 nationwide tour with an all-new, all-star show.

08 September 2015 to 12 September 2015

Jesus Christ Superstar at Congress TheatreTue 8 - Sat 12 Sep 2015Jesus Christ Superstar exploded onto the musical scene in 1971 - stunning audiences and changing the face of musical theatre forever.

05 September 2015 to 05 September 2015

Waterloo 200 at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 5 Sep 2015Commemorating 200 years since the Battle of Waterloo, the Redoubt is proud to present an evening of music and history, bringing alive the period from Trafalgar to Waterloo culminating in the 1812 Overture.

12 September 2015 to 12 September 2015

Tommy's War with Richard van Emden at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 12 Sep 2015Popular historian Richard Van Emden returns with stories from his latest work - what life was like for the ordinary soldier, what mattered to him, and how he survived, both physically and mentally told through the words of soldiers.

16 March 2015 to 15 November 2015

Treasure at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumMon 16 Mar - Sun 15 Nov 2015Discover rare and wonderful objects in the Treasure exhibition, funded by the Arts Council.

10 September 2015 to 13 September 2015

Heritage Open Days at the Redoubt at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumThu 10 - Sun 13 Sep 2015 Explore the Fortress and discover the stories of Eastbourne's unique Georgian building through tours at 11am and 2.30pm

12 September 2015 to 12 September 2015

Heritage Open Days at Summerdown Camp Exhibition at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 12 Sep 2015Uncover tales of the ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances in Eastbourne during the First World War

12 September 2015 to 13 September 2015

Heritage Open Days at Motcombe Dovecote at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 12 - Sun 13 Sep 2015Discover the stories of Rats, Ruins and the Regeneration of this incredible historic building between 2pm and 5pm

09 September 2015 to 12 September 2015

The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee at Under Ground TheatreWed 9 - Sat 12 Sep 2015Tony award winning musical ‘THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE’ Music and Lyrics by William Finn Book by Rachel Sheinkin : Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood the

04 September 2015 to 04 September 2015

11 September 2015 to 11 September 2015

09 September 2015 to 09 September 2015

16 September 2015 to 16 September 2015

12 March 2015 to 31 December 2015

Ravilious Room at Towner Art GalleryThu 12 Mar - Thu 31 Dec 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.

10 September 2015 to 10 September 2015

11 July 2015 to 20 September 2015

East Sussex Open 2015 at Towner Art GallerySat 11 Jul - Sun 20 Sep 2015Applications are now open for our popular open application exhibition. East Sussex Open brings together the best artists and makers from across the East Sussex region – from Rye to Eastbourne to Brighton & Hove.

18 July 2015 to 27 September 2015

William Gear 1915-1997: The painter Britain Forgot at Towner Art GallerySat 18 Jul - Sun 27 Sep 2015In the centenary of his birth, Towner presents a major retrospective of William Gear, one of the leading abstract British painters of his generation. William Gear, The painter that Britain forgot traces the influence and prolific output

06 September 2015 to 06 September 2015

06 September 2015 to 06 September 2015

The Sound of the Rat Pack at Eastbourne BandstandSun 6 Sep 2015Please Note This is an arena only event, tickets are limited

13 September 2015 to 13 September 2015

Rugby World Cup Welcome Ceremony for South Africa at Eastbourne BandstandSun 13 Sep 2015Eastbourne Bandstand has been chosen to host the Rugby World Cup 2015 Welcome Ceremony for the South African rugby team on 13 September, along with sixteen other landmark venues across England and Wales chosen to host the ceremonies for

05 September 2015 to 05 September 2015

Henrietta the Hippo's Funhouse - Space at Royal HippodromeSat 5 Sep 2015Henrietta the Hippo's Funhouse - Space

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