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Tourism

Seaford has an excellent beach and is also ideal as a starting point for walks and rambles over the South Downs.


Attractions

Seven Sisters Country Park.
Seaford Museum – Contains artefacts dating from prehistoric times to the present day.
The Living World – A mini zoo of small creatures, spiders, bees, butterflies, etc.


Transport

Road – The A259 road passes through Seaford and is an alternative to the A27 when travelling along the South Coast.
Rail – Seaford is at the end of the branch line running from Lewes via Newhaven.


Brief History

The Romans settled here and used the port in the town for voyages to Europe. The Domesday Book records that the town provided 20 ships for the service of the king, it appears to have been a wealthy port in Norman times. Seaford has been associated with the Cinque Ports from the mid 12th century, where it is reported as a “limb” of Hastings. From 1562 the people of Seaford were known as the 'cormorants' or 'shags' because of their competence in looting ships wrecked in the bay. They were also not averse to helping ships run aground with fake harbour lights on the cliffs. In 1863 work started on extending the branch line from Newhaven.


Famous People

Sir Anthony Blunt – Former keeper of the Queen’s paintings and Soviet spy.
Penelope Keith – “Margot” in “The Good Life”, went to school in the town.
Dickie Henderson – Comedian, went to school in the town.


Approximate Population

Approximately 23,161 in 2007


Nearest Tourist Information Centre

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


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