Discover the very site, where England’s future was decided, in the decisive battle of 1066. The battle changed the course of English history as William the Conqueror took the throne leading to changes to language, aristocracy and culture that would last until the present day. Explore the abbey ruins, see the Normans and Saxons on the sculpture trail and enjoy stunning views from the Visitor Centre over the battlefield!
Full day excursion visiting the wonderful gardens at Great Dixter. This was the family home of Christopher Lloyd, who was devoted to creating experimental gardens. Then its on to the fortified hilltop town of Rye.
Half day trip to Battle where we visit 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield. Stand on the very site where England's future was decided, explore the Abbey ruins, relive the drama battle and allow the stories of this momentous event unfold as you follow in the footsteps of the Normans and Saxons.
Little beats relaxing in in a modern coffee bar and lounge with unbeatable views across the sea front as you watch the world go by. At the Burlington Hotel you can enjoy all this in a central location close to all of Eastbourne’s finest attractions.
The world-famous Carpet Gardens, Redoubt Fortress and Eastbourne Pier are all just a stone’s throw away and the town centre with an array of shops and restaurants are just a 10 minute walk away.
The South Downs National Park begins just outside of town and is easily accessible and even by walking you can easily reach Beachy Head and a little further along the coast, The Seven Sisters. Fashionable Brighton is on the other end of a scenic train ride through the park and here you can see famous sights such as the fashionable Royal Pavilion or enjoy independent shops in The Lanes area of the city.
The hotel has great spaces for relaxing after a busy day in the area, the on-site bar and coffee lounge have huge windows opening out onto the seafront, great for watching the world go by. In the restaurant you can enjoy fantastic meals at breakfast and in the evening, with great and varied menus cooked by our dedicated chefs. For even greater space and comfort why not upgrade to a standard plus, superior or premier room during your stay?
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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