Eastbourne oozes charm with a timeless seafront bordered by Victorian architecture. The resort is home to the Carpet Gardens, sandy beaches and a traditional bandstand whilst 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. Sip afternoon tea on Eastbourne Pier or head to the Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park for a stroll around the lake then a locomotive trip through the picturesque grounds. Don’t miss 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. Our en route overnight hotel stop ensures you arrive refreshed and ready to enjoy Eastbourne.
Day One. We make our way to our en route dinner, bed and breakfast hotel.
Day Two. We continue south and check into the Imperial Hotel. Look forward to a welcome drink before dinner.
Day Three. Enjoy a free day in Eastbourne relaxing and exploring.
Day Four. Hastings is first up today, a traditional seaside resort with a well-preserved Old Town featuring an enchanting blend of narrow streets, half-timbered dwellings and hidden passageways. Perhaps visit Hastings keep and bailey castle where you are transported back in time as you wander through the whispering dungeons and learn how the 1066 battle unfolded. We move on to tiny Rye, located at the confluence of three rivers. Its harbour area is a nature reserve and a magnet for birds. Maybe visit the town’s thirteenth century castle or just wander around the beautiful buildings dating from the Middle Ages.
Day Five. Our first stop today is Lewes, a historic market town dominated by an imposing Norman castle and boasting an abundance of antique shops. Then it’s Brighton, home to a landmark pier and the Royal Pavilion – the lavish seaside palace of George IV which houses fine furniture, works of art and a museum with exhibitions of fashion.
Day Six. After breakfast, we make our way home.
This splendid Victorian hotel is located on a delightful tree-lined boulevard less than five minutes walk from the town centre and seafront. There is a comfortable lounge area and guests can look forward to home cooked dinners and regular entertainment.
GLENTON customers who rate the hotel either good or excellent:
Comfort & cleanliness: 95%