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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!

Eastbourne Pier Update

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Eastbourne Pier reopens for business on Saturday 27 September with a special fun day. Thanks to a special walkway, visitors will be able to access the cafe, shops, nightclub and fishing platform.

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Cycling in Eastbourne and the South Downs

Top Cycling Spots

In celebration of the Tour of Britain coming to Eastbourne, here's a few of our top cycling spots in and around Eastbourne featured on the VisitEastbourne blog!

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park

Eastbourne Events

Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas!

Visit her in her beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with the cutest girl herself. Plus no trip would be complete without a pampering in the Hello Kitty Beauty Parlour and a thrilling time on the Hello Kitty Secret Garden rides. Drusillas really is a fabulous Hello Kitty experience for the whole family.

 

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The Guesthouse East, Eastbourne

The Guesthouse East

Awarded 1st place in Independent's '50 Best B&B's - best Eastbourne location - kitchens in most suites - largest suites sleep 5. Stylish, contemporary surroundings with 4* services such as beauty treatments, laundry and babysitting.

Guest House with 7 rooms, £89-£175 prpn

10% off 2 nights or more in October, 20% off 3 nights or more in October

Reception at The Cavendish

Cavendish Hotel

The Cavendish Hotel is a magnificent Victorian building with 119 Ensuite Bedrooms located opposite the bandstand on the Sea front. The Marine restaurant with its spectacular views is open for dinner and breakfast.

Hotel with 119 rooms, £50-£189 prpnb

10% off during the Walking Festival

Eastbourne Centre Hotel

The View Hotel

Situated on the seafront with stunning panoramic views to all air conditioned public rooms. Many bedrooms have furnished balconies. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere in modern purpose built surroundings.

Hotel with 126 rooms, £59-£169 prpnb

Walking Festival: Free Packed Lunch

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, £38-£48 pppnb

10% off 5 Nights or More Until Sept

The Royal suite double bedroom

The Royal

A charming property of unique character. The Royal enjoys a prestigious seafront location,close to the Pier and within easy strolling distance of the town centre. Bedrooms are bright and clean with modern facilities and panoramic sea views.

Guest Accommodation with 10 rooms, £39-£59 pppnb, £143 prpnb

7 night for price of 6 until March 2015, 5 nights for price of 4 until Feb 2015

Sea View Hotel

Sea View

Balcony rooms with seaviews, family run with traditional home cooking. Open all year. Discounts for senior citizens.

Guest Accommodation with 10 rooms, £30-£105 prpnb

Walking Festival: Free Packed Lunch

Seaview Superior Room

Best Western Lansdowne Hotel

Traditional, privately-owned seafront hotel overlooking the Western Lawns and the Wish Tower. Theatres and shops 3/4 mins walk away. 56 non-smoking rooms. Daily changing menus together with a choice of a la Carte dishes.

Hotel with 102 rooms, £45-£169 prpnb

£150 per room for 2 nights (1-5 Oct)

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, £65-£120 prpn

Drusillas Family Break £99 (Sun - Thurs), Drusillas Family Break £149 (Fri or Sat)

Events This Week...

Lotty's War

Mon 22 - Sat 27 Sep 2014

There's Magic in the Music

Tue 23 - Wed 24 Sep 2014

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concert

Wed 24 Sep 2014

Astronomy and Space

Wed 24 Sep 2014

John Mann Music Show

Thu 25 Sep 2014

Bentley Wood Fair

Fri 26 - Sun 28 Sep 2014

Madama Butterfly

Fri 26 Sep 2014

Walking to Alfriston

Coast and Country Walking Festival

Sat 27 Sep - Sun 5 Oct 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun

Eastbourne Parkrun

Sat 27 Sep 2014

Free Family Drop in

Free Family Drop-in

Sat 27 Sep 2014

Joe Brown in Concert

Sat 27 Sep 2014

Rigoletto

Sat 27 Sep 2014

Free Family Drop in

Free Family Drop-in

Sun 28 Sep 2014

Hello Kitty at Drusillas Park, Eastbourne

Hello Kitty

Sun 28 Sep 2014

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  • Tight Modern at TownerSat 20 Sep - Sun 5 Oct 2014Tight Modern is a miniature replica (9ft x 5ft with a 12ft high chimney) of London’s iconic Tate Modern, showcasing outstanding work by 60 marginalised and disabled artists.
    Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Sun 16 Nov 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.
    Edmund Blunden - Undertones of War at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 14 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014In commemoration of the outbreak of World War I, the Redoubt will explore the WWI poet Edmund Blunden in this fascinating exhibition.
    McGill's War - A Collection of Humorous Postcards at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumTue 1 Apr - Sun 16 Nov 2014Donald Fraser Gould McGill (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns.
    Front Line Eastbourne at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 24 May - Wed 31 Dec 2014This exhibition commemorates 75 years since World War II began and features vintage photographs from the Eastbourne Herald and Gazette newspapers.
    Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.
    Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 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.
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  • Tight Modern at TownerSat 20 Sep - Sun 5 Oct 2014Tight Modern is a miniature replica (9ft x 5ft with a 12ft high chimney) of London’s iconic Tate Modern, showcasing outstanding work by 60 marginalised and disabled artists.
    Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Sun 16 Nov 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.
    Edmund Blunden - Undertones of War at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 14 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014In commemoration of the outbreak of World War I, the Redoubt will explore the WWI poet Edmund Blunden in this fascinating exhibition.
    McGill's War - A Collection of Humorous Postcards at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumTue 1 Apr - Sun 16 Nov 2014Donald Fraser Gould McGill (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns.
    Front Line Eastbourne at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 24 May - Wed 31 Dec 2014This exhibition commemorates 75 years since World War II began and features vintage photographs from the Eastbourne Herald and Gazette newspapers.
    Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.
    Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 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.
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23 September 2014 to 23 September 2014

Hampden Park Healthy WalkTue 23 Sep 2014A lovely one hour's walk in Hampden Park, suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Ideal if you want to meet new people, get or keep fit, or if you haven't got the time to go on long walks.

23 September 2014 to 24 September 2014

There's Magic in the Music at Royal HippodromeTue 23 - Wed 24 Sep 2014There's Magic in the Music

24 September 2014 to 24 September 2014

1812 Firework Concert at Eastbourne BandstandWed 24 Sep 2014A truly iconic tradition that is celebrated every Wednesday evening, consisting of a culmination of concert music ending triumphantly with Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture accompanied by a spectacular Firework display.

24 September 2014 to 24 September 2014

25 September 2014 to 25 September 2014

John Mann Music Show at Winter GardensThu 25 Sep 2014John Mann Music Show

26 September 2014 to 26 September 2014

Shinewater Healthy Walk at Shinewater ParkFri 26 Sep 2014A lovely one hour's walk around the Shinewater Lake, suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Ideal if you want to meet new people, get or keep fit, or if you haven't got the time to go on long walks.

26 September 2014 to 26 September 2014

Film Screening - The Cabinet of Dr Caligari at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumFri 26 Sep 2014See one of the finest examples of German Expressionism in film with The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920) accompanied by a live soundtrack, brought to you by Brighton-based band Partial Facsimile.

26 September 2014 to 26 September 2014

Madama Butterfly at Congress TheatreFri 26 Sep 2014Madama Butterfly

26 September 2014 to 26 September 2014

Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club at Winter GardensFri 26 Sep 2014Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club

27 September 2014 to 27 September 2014

Old Town Food & Craft Market at Community WiseSat 27 Sep 2014A friendly welcoming atmosphere at a local market selling a wide variety of local produce and crafts. Refreshments are also on sale.

27 September 2014 to 27 September 2014

Joe Brown in Concert at Royal HippodromeSat 27 Sep 2014Joe is a unique performer and a truly enduring rock legend

27 September 2014 to 27 September 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun at Shinewater ParkSat 27 Sep 2014Enjoy a New Year challenge or get fit at the Eastbourne Parkrun! A 5km run against the clock in Shinewater Park, participation is free. We all run for our own enjoyment, so please come along and join in whatever your pace!

27 September 2014 to 27 September 2014

Film Screening – FREE children’s film screenings at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 27 Sep 2014Free film screenings from 12:30pm. Glitterball (1977) is about two teenage boys who help a tiny spherical alien get back to its mothership, while the army and a devious petty crook pursue the creature for its wonderful powers.

27 September 2014 to 27 September 2014

Rigoletto at Congress TheatreSat 27 Sep 2014Rigoletto

22 September 2014 to 27 September 2014

Lotty's War at Devonshire Park TheatreMon 22 - Sat 27 Sep 2014Lotty's War

27 September 2014 to 27 September 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSat 27 Sep 2014Art materials and family learning booklets are available in our Art Box activity room (or in an alternative space if Art Box is unavailable – please ask at the Welcome Desk).

28 September 2014 to 28 September 2014

28 September 2014 to 28 September 2014

Hello Kitty at Drusillas ParkSun 28 Sep 2014Brand new for 2014, Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas on 20 dates during the year! Visit her in the beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with her.

28 September 2014 to 28 September 2014

Overcome Your Fear of Spiders at Drusillas ParkSun 28 Sep 2014Arachnophobs will have the opportunity to overcome their anxieties at Drusillas Park on Sunday 28th September as the East Sussex zoo holds their first ever Spider Phobia Course.

28 September 2014 to 28 September 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSun 28 Sep 2014Art materials and family learning booklets are available in our Art Box activity room (or in an alternative space if Art Box is unavailable – please ask at the Welcome Desk).

28 September 2014 to 28 September 2014

Traditional Afternoon Concert at Eastbourne BandstandSun 28 Sep 2014If you enjoy the traditional music from brass, concert and silver bands this is the place to spend your Sunday afternoon.

28 September 2014 to 28 September 2014

Eastbourne Walking Tours at Eastbourne SeafrontSun 28 Sep 2014This gentle walking tour of Eastbourne starts at the Bandstand on the middle prom. The tour is suitable for all ages and last for one and a half hours with 12 stopping points of interest.

26 September 2014 to 28 September 2014

30 September 2014 to 30 September 2014

Hampden Park Healthy WalkTue 30 Sep 2014A lovely one hour's walk in Hampden Park, suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Ideal if you want to meet new people, get or keep fit, or if you haven't got the time to go on long walks.

25 September 2014 to 01 October 2014

Small Wonder Festival at CharlestonThu 25 Sep - Wed 1 Oct 2014A festival celebrating the short story held at Charleston, historic house and home to the Bloomsbury group.

30 September 2014 to 01 October 2014

There's Magic in the Music at Royal HippodromeTue 30 Sep - Wed 1 Oct 2014There's Magic in the Music

29 September 2014 to 04 October 2014

Rock & Roll Heaven at Congress TheatreMon 29 Sep - Sat 4 Oct 2014Rock & Roll Heaven

29 September 2014 to 04 October 2014

Sherlock Holmes - The Scandal of the Scarlet Woman at Devonshire Park TheatreMon 29 Sep - Sat 4 Oct 2014Sherlock Holmes - The Scandal of the Scarlet Woman

27 September 2014 to 05 October 2014

Coast and Country Walking Festival at South Downs National ParkSat 27 Sep - Sun 5 Oct 2014Discover the Downland around the eastern gateway of the South Downs National Park at this great new walking festival.

20 September 2014 to 05 October 2014

Tight Modern at TownerSat 20 Sep - Sun 5 Oct 2014Tight Modern is a miniature replica (9ft x 5ft with a 12ft high chimney) of London’s iconic Tate Modern, showcasing outstanding work by 60 marginalised and disabled artists.

01 February 2014 to 16 November 2014

Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Sun 16 Nov 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.

14 June 2014 to 16 November 2014

Edmund Blunden - Undertones of War at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 14 Jun - Sun 16 Nov 2014In commemoration of the outbreak of World War I, the Redoubt will explore the WWI poet Edmund Blunden in this fascinating exhibition.

01 April 2014 to 16 November 2014

McGill's War - A Collection of Humorous Postcards at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumTue 1 Apr - Sun 16 Nov 2014Donald Fraser Gould McGill (28 January 1875 – 13 October 1962) was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns.

24 May 2014 to 31 December 2014

Front Line Eastbourne at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 24 May - Wed 31 Dec 2014This exhibition commemorates 75 years since World War II began and features vintage photographs from the Eastbourne Herald and Gazette newspapers.

13 September 2014 to 18 January 2015

Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.

13 September 2014 to 02 March 2015

Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 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.

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.

12 September 2015 to 12 September 2015

Screen on the Green -Proms at Western LawnsSat 12 Sep 2015Proms on the Lawns featuring 'Last Night of the Proms' on the big screen.

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 Michelham Priory "Official" Ghost Walk Fri 25 Apr 2014 to Fri 23 May 2014
£10.00-£40.00

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