• Eastbourne featuring Sussex Gardens

The Beautiful South: Eastbourne, Beachy Head & Bluebell Line Railway

  • Destination:
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Departs: 19/05/2019
  • Arrives: 24/05/2019
  • Prices from: £469

Enjoy the fresh sea air and golden sands on this getaway to The Beautiful South. Eastbourne, famous for its rolling landscapes, stunning beaches and iconic chalk sea cliffs, is filled with great things to see and do. On this break you can admire the sights of the seafront on a visit to Beachy Head – the UK’s highest chalk sea cliff and enjoy admissions into Herstmonceux Castle & Borde Hill Gardens.




Day 1 – Enjoy a leisurely journey to our hotel in Eastbourne, with comfort stops en‐route.

Day 2 – We begin our day with a leisurely stop at Beachy Head cliffs, the UK’s highest chalk sea cliffs! These spectacular cliff tops are a must see (even if you’ve been before), and after a photo opportunity we continue our scenic journey along the coast towards Brighton. Although home to a number of attractions, our favourite is The Royal Pavilion. This ‘palace’ is like no other with an Indian styled exterior and a Chinese inspired interior. Perhaps visit the Brighton Palace Pier, home to a variety of eateries and free deckchairs, so you can relax and enjoy the view. This afternoon we visit the traditional seaside town of Worthing, where we will spend the remainder of the day.

Day 3 – Bursting with so many great things to see and do, today you are free to explore as much (or as little) of Eastbourne as you like. Located a short walk away from the beach, our hotel is located perfectly to help you get the most out of your free day. The Eastbourne Lifeboat Museum and the Winter Gardens are a leisurely 14‐minute walk away or perhaps you’d prefer to enjoy Eastbourne’s Miniature Steam Railway.

Day 4 – After breakfast we visit Herstmonceux Castle, Gardens & Grounds. Set within 300‐acres of carefully managed woodland with themed formal gardens, this 15th century moated castle embodies the history of medieval England and the romance of renaissance Europe. As you head through the themed gardens you can enjoy strolling peacefully through the woodland trail enjoying the carefully managed flora and fauna of the estate. Afterwards, we visit Hastings. This town is home to the largest beach‐launched fishing fleet in Europe, the remains of the first castle in England to be built by William the Conqueror and a preserved Old Town.

Day 5 – All aboard! We re‐visit the romantic age of the Steam Engine today with a return journey on

the Bluebell Line Railway. One of the first preserved heritage lines in the country, it is home to one of the finest collections of vintage steam locomotives and carriages from British Railways. Enjoy picture‐perfect scenery and wild countryside we’ll travel to Borde Hill Gardens, where you can enjoy a little free time. Borde Hill is a stunningly beautiful and botanically rich heritage Garden in the heart of Essex. Set within 200‐acres of traditional parkland, it captivates visitors with a series of intimate ‘living garden rooms’, fine woodland, parklands and lakes.

Day 6 ‐ We travel home with a couple of refreshment stops en‐route.


New Wilmington Hotel ***, Eastbourne

This hotel, dating from the 1920s, is a 2‐minute walk from the Congress Theatre and a 4‐ minute walk from the beach.

Hotel Facilities

  • Bar & restaurant
  • Lift




Inclusive Insurance Door‐to‐Door service Club Class coach travel

5 nights dinner, bed and breakfast Tea/coffee served with dinner Entertainment

Journey on the Bluebell Line Railway Free time in Eastbourne

Visits to Beachy Head, Brighton, Worthing & Hastings Admission into Herstmonceux Castle & Borde Hill Gardens


Sun 19 May 6 £469 £40