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Explore Eastbourne with Michaela Strachan

Explore Eastbourne with Michaela Strachan

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Explore Eastbourne with TV presenter Michaela Strachan, as she takes you on a guided tour of Eastbourne's Coast & Shore, Food & Drink and Culture & Heritage.

From England's only 5 star seaside hotel to the stunning beauty of the South Downs, let Michaela guide you through vineyards, historic treasures, hidden gardens and local delis for the perfect break.

Watch our exclusive videos below and discover Michaela's highlights for yourself.

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Culture & Heritage

Food & Drink

Coast & Shore

Visit Michaela's Tour Highlights

Visit Michaela's Tour Highlights: Coast & Shore

Birling Gap at Sunset

Birling Gap

Birling Gap is a beautiful and tranquil enclosed pebble beach set below the dramatic backdrop of the Seven Sisters cliffs.

South Downs

South Downs National Park

The Downs around Eastbourne are recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The dramatic 530 feet high cliffs of Beachy Head give stunning views over the Eastbourne and the English Channel.

Beachy Head

Beachy Head

The dramatic 530 feet high cliffs of Beachy Head give stunning views over Eastbourne and the English Channel.

Helen Gardens, Eastbourne

Helen Gardens

This beautifully laid out garden is perched on the top of the cliff overlooking the sea. 18 hole putting course, lawn bowls, petanque and deckchairs available.

Italian Gardens, Eastbourne

Italian Gardens

Hidden away below Helen Gardens at Holywell are the Italian Gardens. These unusual and secluded lawned Gardens sit in a wooded amphitheatre carved out of the cliff face just yards from Holywell beach.

Falling Sands at Holywell beach

Holywell Retreat

Holywell Retreat is set at the foot of the South Downs, this quaint little enclave boasts a popular café, beach huts/chalets, cliffside Italian Gardens, fossil hunting and rock pooling. The Dotto land train stops here.

Eastbourne Pier

Eastbourne Pier

Eastbourne Pier has a variety of shops, a chippy, cafe, tea rooms, Atlantis nightclub, fishing and fantastic views of the English Channel.

Food & Drink Highlights

The Mirabelle Restaurant

Mirabelle Restaurant

Grand Hotel

The Mirabelle brings you cuisine at the cutting edge. The creativity and sheer quality of the dishes produced by the Head Chef and his team, has won numerous awards.

Rathfinny Wine Estate

Rathfinny Wine Estate

A significant family-owned Sussex vineyard & fine wine producer. Beautiful vineyard B&B, winery private hire, bookable tours & cellar door in historic Alfriston.

Barley Sugar Eastbourne

Barley Sugar Artisan Delicatessen

Barley Sugar now has an artisan deli at both of our Eastbourne stores. As an independent delicatessen, we specialise in top quality produce from the UK and the continent, but with a particular emphasis on local Sussex produce.

The Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour

The Waterfront

Sovereign Harbour Marina

Opened in 1993, Sovereign Harbour is northern Europe’s largest composite marina complex and boasts four linked harbours and the hugely popular Waterfront retail and restaurant development.

Relax at Seasons, The Waterfront

Seasons - Fine Food & Drink

At Seasons our desire is to make your experience enjoyable, memorable and, of course, delicious! All of our produce is specifically chosen on a seasonal basis.

Numerous mouth watering delights

The Beach Deck

The Beach Deck is one of the few places you can truly relax whilst enjoying delicious dishes, inspired by the jaw dropping beach surroundings right on Eastbourne seafront.

The Art House, Eastbourne

The Art House

The Art House café is a drop-in creative venue set over two floors. Offering locally roasted coffees and artisanal breakfasts, lunches and treats.

Culture & History Highlights

Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum

Redoubt Fortress

Discover over 200 year of history at this iconic seafront fortress, recognised by English Heritage as being of national importance.

Michelham Priory

Michelham Priory

Explore Michelham’s fascinating 800 year history, from its foundation by Augustinian canons, through the destruction caused by the dissolution of the monasteries in Tudor times and into its later life as a country house.

Towner

Towner Art Gallery

Towner, the contemporary art museum, is Eastbourne's new art gallery and centre for the visual arts in the South East.

Coastal Culture Trail

Coastal Culture Trail

Towner Art Gallery

The De La Warr Pavilion, Jerwood Gallery, and Towner – three of the most exciting visual arts galleries in the UK - have joined forces to create a cultural trail which promises a fabulous weekend of great art, great food.

Eastbourne Bandstand Evening Concert

Eastbourne Bandstand

Eastbourne is proud of its well preserved 1930's bandstand. Here you can enjoy a variety of concerts from Tribute Bands and 1812 Firework Concerts to Military Bands

Great Offers and Events

Quench & Revive

Eating and drinking at Sovereign Harbour waterfront

2 night wine tasting breaks from just £142 per person, including 1 day wine tour and lunch in Sussex.

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Entertain Me

Vintage teas at the Lansdowne Hotel in Eastbourne

2 nights for the price of 1, vintage teas and theatre ticket discounts when booking with VisitEastbourne.

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Step Back in Time

Clifftop sea views at the Hydro Hotel in Eastbourne

3 nights for the price of 2 in an art deco hotel and discounts to Michelham Priory when booking through VisitEastbourne.

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Great Winter Offers

What's On This Winter

20 March - 12 November 2017

Living on the Edge: 8000 years by the sea

Mon 20 Mar - Sun 12 Nov 2017

One Man Two Guvnors

One Man Two Guvnors

Thu 29 Jun - Sat 22 Jul 2017

image: Eric Ravilious, Two Women in a Garden, 1939

Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship

Sat 27 May - Sun 17 Sep 2017

Legendary 80's icons

Go West

Fri 21 Jul 2017

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

Sat 22 Jul 2017

Multi-Tribute Comedy Show

Multi-Tribute Comedy Show

Sat 22 Jul 2017

James Bond

An Evening of James Bond

Sun 23 Jul 2017

County Cup in Eastbourne

Aegon Summer County Cup

Mon 24 - Fri 28 Jul 2017

Kid's Disco Party Night

Kids Disco Party

Tue 25 Jul 2017

Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity

Tue 25 - Sat 29 Jul 2017

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 26 Jul 2017

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Thu 27 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

Hampden Park Hot Air Balloon Festival

Hot Air Balloon Festival

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

Eastbourne Lammas Festival

Lammas Festival

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

Oasis Tribute Show

Oasis Tribute Show

Sat 29 Jul 2017

Bee Gees Tribute Show

Bee Gees Tribute Show

Sun 30 Jul 2017

Body Double

Body Double

Tue 1 - Sat 5 Aug 2017

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 2 Aug 2017

Fort Awakens

The Fort Awakens

Sat 5 - Sun 6 Aug 2017

Kid's Disco Party Night

Kids Disco Party

Tue 8 Aug 2017

Jersey Nights

New Jersey Nights

Tue 8 - Sat 12 Aug 2017

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 9 Aug 2017

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Thu 10 - Sun 13 Aug 2017

Footloose!

Footloose

Tue 15 - Sat 19 Aug 2017

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 16 Aug 2017

Abba Tribute Show1

Abba Tribute Show

Fri 18 Aug 2017

Bucks Fizz

Bucks Fizz

Sat 19 Aug 2017

Airbourne Fireworks

Airbourne Fireworks

Sun 20 Aug 2017

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Sun 20 Aug 2017

Kid's Disco Party Night

Kids Disco Party

Tue 22 Aug 2017

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Wait Until Dark

Wait Until Dark

Thu 24 Aug - Sat 2 Sep 2017

A taste of the continent

Seafront Market

Fri 25 - Mon 28 Aug 2017

A Night in Nashville Hosted by Sarah Jayne

A Night in Nashville

Sun 27 Aug 2017

LTA SoE

LTA South of England Tennis Championships

Mon 28 Aug - Sat 2 Sep 2017

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 30 Aug 2017

Western Lawns

MG South Downs Run

Sun 3 Sep 2017

1812 Firework Concerts

1812 Firework Concerts

Wed 6 Sep 2017

Take That Tribute Show

Take That Tribute Show

Fri 8 Sep 2017

Steampunk

Eastbourne Steampunk

Sat 9 - Sun 10 Sep 2017

Tom Jones Tribute

Tom Jones Tribute Show

Sat 9 Sep 2017

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