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The town is a perfect location for all round family holidays. It will also cater for people interested in history, rambling, sailing and theatre going.


The Redoubt – Napoleonic fort now a military museum
Towner Art Gallery
Eastbourne Miniature Railway
Sovereign Harbour
“How We Lived Then” – Exhibition of bygone times
Rocky’s Adventure Playground (Fort Fun)
Eastbourne Pier
Miniature Railway


Road – Eastbourne is served by the A22 going north to London. Going from east to west is the A2 South Coast Trunk Road just to the north of the town, with the A259 passing through the town and over the South Downs.

Rail – There are two railway stations, Eastbourne and Hampden Park, both on the East Coastway Line which connect to Hastings in the east and Brighton in the west.

Brief History

Stone Age artefacts have been found in the surrounding locations which suggests there may have been prehistoric dwellings.

After the Roman conquest in 43 A.D., Sussex green sandstone was quarried from an area now at the foot of the Wish Tower and so a settlement grew from this development. charter, A Saxon charter, circa 963 AD, describes a landing stage and stream at Burne.

Little changed in Eastbourne until the late 18th century as at that time people believed that bathing in seawater was good for health and could cure disease.The Sovereign Harbour was developed in the 1990’s and provides a boating marina, shops and food outlets. There are also in the development a number of houses and luxury apartments  

Famous People

Michael Fish – BBC TV weather presenter
Ed Giddins – Test match cricketer who played for Sussex and other counties
Frederick Soddy – Nobel Chemistry Prize-winner in 1921
Douglas Bader – WWII fighter pilot who lost both legs in the war and carried on flying.
Lawrence Oates – Explorer and army officer, died on the Scott expedition to the South Pole in 1912.
Claude Debussy – Classical composer

Approximate Population

The population stands at 97,992 as recorded in 2009

Nearest Tourist Information Centre

Cornfield Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4QL
Tel: +44 (0)1323 411 400

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