Elegant Eastbourne oozes charm with a timeless seafront bordered by period architecture dating from the town’s beginnings as a Victorian seaside resort. Graceful and unspoilt, it is home to the famous Carpet Gardens and boasts award- winning beaches, a traditional bandstand and its historic Old Town blends seamlessly with a modern marina. Wander along the level promenade or hop aboard the seafront train for a fun way to see the sights. Make your way to Eastbourne Pier where you can step back in time and enjoy afternoon tea in refined splendour. Perhaps head to Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park for a stroll around the five acre lake and award winning gardens or take a locomotive trip through the picturesque grounds. Elsewhere in this popular resort you’ll find the remarkable Redoubt Fortress, a circular fort built during the Napoleonic wars. It was also used during both First and Second World Wars and houses exhibitions of military campaigns. Choose to travel at a leisurely pace we ensure you arrive refreshed as we enjoy a restful dinner, bed and breakfast stop on both outward and return journeys.
Lewes & Brighton
The historic market town of Lewes is flanked by the chalky South Downs, dominated by an imposing Norman castle and has an abundance of antique shops. Visit Brighton’s museums and art galleries, explore the landmark pier or wander the narrow passageways crammed with exotic shops and cafés.
Rye & Bexhill-on-Sea
Tiny Rye is located at the confluence of the rivers Rother, Tillingham and Brede and its harbour area is a nature reserve and a magnet for birds. Perhaps visit the town’s thirteenth century castle known as Ypres Tower and where you’ll find a medieval garden and an interesting museum. Maybe head to the National Trust’s Lamb House, the onetime home of literary great, Henry James or just wander around the beautifully preserved dwellings dating from the Middle Ages. Later we call in at Bexhill-on-Sea, a seaside resort with beachfront cafés, a gently sloping beach and a wide promenade – the perfect place to laze on a sunny afternoon.
Worthing & Shoreham-by-Sea
The largest town in West Sussex, Worthing boasts five miles of palm-lined promenade and an award winning beach. Perhaps learn all about the local history at the resort’s Museum & Art Gallery where you’ll find impressive costume and toy collections as well as a peaceful sculpture garden. Alternatively, Brooklands Park features a boating lake and miniature railway. Shoreham-by-Sea is a desirable Victorian town bordered by the South Downs National Park and home to old fishermen’s cottages, beautiful churches, an active harbour and a pretty shingle beach (seven & eight day holidays only excluding leisurely pace).
Enjoying an excellent location just a couple of minutes stroll from the seafront, theatres and the Towner Museum, this elegant Victorian hotel is tastefully furnished and has a private residents’ lounge. TripAdvisor has awarded this hotel its Certificate of Excellence for three consecutive years thanks to its commitment to great service.
GLENTON customers who rate the hotel either good or excellent:
Comfort & cleanliness: 97%