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Tourism

With its two larger neighbours to the east and west, Bexhill offers a more tranquil setting in which to take a holiday break.


Attractions

De La Warr Pavillion – Theatre and exhibition venue
Old Town – Good examples of Georgian architecture
Manor Gardens – Remains of an old manor house
Egerton Park – A green space for recreation and play.


Transport

Road – The A259 South Coast Trunk Road passes through Bexhill
Rail – There are 3 stations in the town, Bexhill, Collington Halt and Cooden; all are on the Coastal Line which runs from Hastings to Brighton.


Brief History

The original settlement was built when a charter was granted by King Offa of Mercia in 772AD. Following the Norman Conquest in 1066 the growing town was given to Robert, Count of Eu, by William I. Smuggling was a way of life at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The notorious Little Common Gang were involved in what was colloquially called “The Battle of Sidley Green, an area to the north of the town. The first automobile race in the UK was held in 1902.


Famous People

Eddie Izzard – Comedian
Spike Milligan – Comedian
Desmond Llewellyn – Actor, he was “Q” in the James Bond films
John Logie Baird – Inventor of Television
Fanny and Jonny Cradock – TV Chefs


Approximate Population

Approximately 41,173 in 2007


Nearest Tourist Information Centre

Bexhill-on-Sea
51 Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex TN40 1BQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1424 732 208


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