Battle of Hastings and Eastbourne

Rye
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  • Follow in the footsteps of the Normans and Saxons along the battlefield trail
  • Overlook the famous battlefield and relive the drama of the battle with interactive displays
  • Explore the gardens at Great Dixter
  • Call at hilltop Rye
  • Relax in seaside Eastbourne

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!

Excursions

Full Day Great Dixter (Included)

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 Battle (Included)

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.

Accommodation

Burlington Hotel (primary)

  • Stay right on Eastbourne’s iconic seafront directly opposite the pier
  • Watch the world go by as you relax in the bright and open bar and coffee lounge
  • Discover the fantastic South Downs nearby and Britain’s tallest chalk cliff, Beachy Head

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?

Destinations
  • England
  • Eastbourne
  • Europe
Tour Types
  • 50 plus
  • Seniors
  • Scenic
  • Beach
  • History
  • UK Coach Departures
Departure Points
  • South East
  • Yorkshire & Humberside
  • North East
  • North West & North Wales
  • East Midlands
  • West Midlands
Monday:
Today we travel by luxury coach to Eastbourne. Onboard you’ll enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and Roadshow, our onboard entertainment system. After check-in at the hotel you’ll enjoy a delicious three course evening meal. (Dinner)

Tuesday to Thursday:
You’ll spend the next three days in and around Eastbourne and explore on your included excursions plus time at leisure to discover the town itself. Included excursions are to Great Dixter, calling at hilltop Rye and visit historic Battle with entry included to the Abbey and the Battlefield. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Friday:
Time to say goodbye today, after a delicious cooked breakfast at the hotel you’ll check out and get back aboard your luxury coach for the journey home. (Breakfast)

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

Dates Price Single Availability
24-May-2021 for 4 Nights Visit Website
31-May-2021 for 4 Nights Visit Website
14-Jun-2021 for 4 Nights Visit Website
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02-Aug-2021 for 4 Nights Visit Website
16-Aug-2021 for 4 Nights Visit Website
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06-Sep-2021 for 4 Nights Visit Website
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