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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

Putting

Helen Garden

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

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

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

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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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Cirque Enchantment

Cirque Enchantment

Sat 18 Nov 2017

Dad's Army Radio Hour-Eastbourne-Devonshire Park

Dad's Army Radio Hour

Fri 17 - Sat 18 Nov 2017

Drusillas Christmas Lights

The Winter Wonderland Illuminations

Sat 18 Nov 2017 - Mon 1 Jan 2018

Flamenco Sin Fronteras

Flamenco Sin Fronteras

Sun 19 Nov 2017

Jingle All The Way

Jingle All The Way

Wed 22 Nov 2017

Joe Brown - Eastbourne-Devonshire Park Theatre

Joe Brown

Wed 22 Nov 2017

Black Friday

Black Friday

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Meads Magic 2017

Meads Magic

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Sinbad the Seaman

Sinbad the Seaman - The Adult Panto

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Nov 2017

Black Friday

Black Friday

Sat 25 Nov 2017

East Dean Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Christmas Wreath Making

Christmas wreath making

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Black Friday

Black Friday

Mon 27 Nov 2017

Jingle All The Way

Jingle All The Way

Wed 29 Nov 2017

Bauble Bonanza

Bauble Bonanza

Fri 1 - Fri 22 Dec 2017

Letters to Father Christmas

Letters to Father Christmas

Fri 1 - Thu 21 Dec 2017

Neon Noel

Neon Noel

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Dec 2017

Bourne Chorus

A Little Christmas Music

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Christmas

Christmas

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Dec 2017

Christmas Open Houses

Christmas Open Houses and Studios

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Dec 2017

Dear Santa

Dear Santa

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Dec 2017

Christmas Fair

Motcombe Christmas Fair

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Christmas Bazaar

Open Chrismas Bazaar

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Dec 2017

Decoration Making

Winter Wonderland

Sat 2 Dec 2017

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Tue 5 Dec 2017

Eastbourne Concert Orchestra

Christmas Concert

Tue 5 Dec 2017

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Wed 6 - Sat 9 Dec 2017

Jingle All The Way

Jingle All The Way

Wed 6 Dec 2017

Dick Whittington Eastbourne pantomime

Dick Whittington and his Cat

Fri 8 Dec 2017 - Sun 14 Jan 2018

Neon Noel

Neon Noel

Fri 8 - Sun 10 Dec 2017

Oliver

Oliver

Fri 8 - Sun 10 Dec 2017

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Sat 9 - Sun 10 Dec 2017

Christmas

Christmas

Sat 9 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Eastbourne Christmas Market

Christmas Market

Sat 9 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Christmas Open Houses

Christmas Open Houses and Studios

Sat 9 - Sun 10 Dec 2017

Dear Santa

Dear Santa

Sat 9 - Sun 10 Dec 2017

Father Christmas & Family Fun

Father Christmas & Family Fun

Sat 9 - Sun 10 Dec 2017

Santa Specials

Santa Specials

Sat 9 - Sun 10 Dec 2017

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Sat 9 - Sun 10 Dec 2017

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