Learn more about Eastbourne!
Eastbourne is a town and seaside resort in East Sussex, on the south coast of England, 31 km east of Brighton and 87 km south of London. Eastbourne is immediately east of Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea cliff in Great Britain and part of the larger Eastbourne Downland Estate.
The seafront consists largely of Victorian hotels, a pier, a theatre, a contemporary art gallery, and a Napoleonic era fort and military museum.
Though Eastbourne is a relatively new town, there is evidence of human occupation in the area from the Stone Age. The city grew as a fashionable tourist resort largely thanks to prominent landowner, William Cavendish, who later became the Duke of Devonshire. Cavendish appointed architect Henry Currey to design a street plan for the town, but not before sending him to Europe to draw inspiration. The resulting mix of architecture is typically Victorian and remains a key feature of Eastbourne.
Eastbourne derives a significant and increasing income from tourism as a seaside resort, with revenue from traditional seaside attractions augmented by conferences, public events, and cultural sightseeing. The other main industries in Eastbourne include trade and retail, healthcare, education, construction, manufacturing, professional scientific, and the technology sector.
If you want to have an amazing time your day, visit Eastbourne!