East of the Pier Trail Map

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Discover some of the hidden gems and magnificent architectural features in this fascinating self-guided walking trail, East of the Pier.

With information boards along the route, this walking trail reveals many of the secrets behind the Victorian and Edwardian period of the town's development and the people who played a part in it.

Let the story unfold as you walk along the short trail and learn more about the economic and social history of this dynamically changing area of the seafront. All wheelchair accessible, a series of history corners provide more in depth information too.

The walk has been created by a group of volunteers as part of a project funded by Eastbourne Borough Council, as a result of the Government Grant allocated after the Pier fire in 2014.

When reading about the heritage throughout your trail, you will notice a selection of waypoints have 'History Corners' - these are on-street and internal story boards that will provide you with even more infrmation on the history of this area and how it would have looked and felt during that time. All areads are wheelchair accessible. 

You can expect the entire trail to takey ou approximately two hours, depending on how long you choose to stay at each location.

Key to locations: 1. Pier Gardens | 2. Marine Parade | 3. Sea Houses Square | 4. Marine Gardens | 5. Pavilion Gardens | 6. Royal Hippodrome Theatre | 7. Crown & Anchor | 8. Leaf Hall | 9. Christ Church | 10. Redoubt Fortress

Start: Eastbourne Pier, Grand Parade, Eastbourne. To get to your next point, cross over at the traffic lights opposite the pier and walk into Cavendish Place, take your first left onto Elms Avenue.

Point two: Elms Avenue. To get to your next point, continue along Elms Avenue and follow the road round to the right. You will see TJ Hughes opposite. Cross the road at the traffic lights for a face-on view.

Point three: TJ Hughes. To get to your next point, if you're facing TJ Hughes, walk down Seaside Road heading East, back towards where you came from. Continue until you reach the junction with Susans Road.

Point four: Seaside Road. To get to your next point, continue down Seaside Road in the same direction and very soon, on your left hand side, you will see Chan's Dim Sum.

Point five: Chan's Dim Sum (Old Manhattan Cinema built in 1915). To get to your next point, continue down Seaside Road and stop at the traffic lights. This is the junction of Seaside Road and Cavendish Place.

Point six: Cavendish Place. To get to your next point, continue along Seaside Road. Almost immediately on your left hand side, you will see the Royal Hippodrome Theatre.

Point seven: Royal Hippodrome Theatre (go inside for a history corner). To get to your next point, continue along Seaside Road until you reach the junction with Bourne Street on your left.

Point eight: Bourne Street. To get to your next point, continue down Seaside Road, and as you go round the bend to your left, your next point is on the right hand side.

Point nine: Sea Houses Square. To get to your next point, continue down Seaside until you reach the junction with Langney Road. Directly opposite this junction is Leaf Hall.

Point ten: Leaf Hall (go inside for a history corner). To get to your next point, continue along Seaside with the sea on your right hand side, a few buildings down you will see the Marine Pub.

Point eleven: The Marine Pub. To get to your next point, continue along Seaside until you reach the junction with St Aubyn's Road.

Point twelve: St Aubyn's Road. To get to your next point, continue along Seaside until you reach the junction with Firle Road.

Point thirteen: Firle Road. To get to your next point, continue along Seaside until you reach Christ Church on the seafront side of the road.

Point fourteen: Christ Church. To get to your next point, take the first right after Christ Church onto Hanover Road.

Point fifteen: Hanover Road. To get to your next point, go down Hanover Road and turn left at the end onto Latimer Road. Take the first right onto Redoubt Road and walk to the end where you will arrive at Royal Parade overlooking the Redoubt Fortress.

Point sixteen: Redoubt Fortress. To get to your next point, if you're facing the fortress slopes, take the entrance towards the Pavilion Tea Rooms on the right and arrive into the gardens.

Point seventeen: Redoubt Gardens (you will find a history board here on the promenade). To get to your next point, walk back to the main road and head west towards the pier.

Point eighteen: Royal Parade. To get to your next point, continue along Royal Parade towards the Pier until you reach the area of the promenade opposite Sea Houses Square.

Point nineteen: Marine Gardens. To get to your next point, continue along Marine Parade until you reach the Queens Hotel.

Point twenty: Marine Parade. To get to your next point, continue along Marine Parade until you reach the Queens Hotel, just before the Pier.

Point twenty one: The Queens Hotel.

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East of the Pier Heritage Trail

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The Pier, Grand Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3EH

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