The sunniest place in Britain has another accolade to its name, as Eastbourne grabs the top spot in Shearings top ten places to visit in England.
The town has grabbed the number one spot on the Shearings Holidays website as the top place to visit this year, and with a write up pointing out the town’s elegance and popularity; it is evident that Eastbourne’s beauty is admired by customers of the UK’s number one coach tour operator.
Eastbourne is a very popular holiday resort due to the stunning scenery and tranquillity of the South Downs which feature on its doorstep, along with the serene seafront, a wide range of excellent accommodation and an endless list of attractions and things to do. In addition, the town’s sunshine record and unique micro-climate make Eastbourne the perfect choice for a sunny seaside break.
Eastbourne has many of the main ingredients to support a fun filled coach holiday, starting with its enviable position as a natural gateway to the South Downs National Park where visitors can enjoy peaceful walks and eye-catching scenery.
What’s more, the sunny town is only a pebble’s throw away from the small village of Alfriston in the heart of the national park. Alfriston offers ‘olde worlde’ pubs, tea rooms and shops on beautiful cobbled streets, including the historic George Inn which was first licensed in 1397.
Heading slightly further east, visitors can take a short trip to the 1066 countryside, where they can expect to find castles in Pevensey and Hastings, the infamous Battle Abbey and the pretty medieval village of Rye.
Going from old to new, Eastbourne offers the award winning contemporary art museum, Towner, with its exciting programme of major international exhibitions and its renowned collection of art, particularly celebrating the South Downs landscape.
After a jam-packed day, the evening entertainment is sorted at one of the many theatres or the seafront Bandstand. This year theatre goers can expect to see shows such as Starlight Express, Jimmy Carr and Birds of a Feather. The Bandstand welcomes another exciting summer of live music with weekly 1812 classical firework concerts, Proms, Big Band and tribute performances to Bon Jovi, The Eagles, ABBA, Take That, The Beatles, Queen, and Status Quo.
If visiting in August, the seaside resort offers the famous free four day Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow (15 – 18 Aug), something that should not be missed. Whilst the planes are flying above, an exciting stroll can be taken along the promenade to enjoy the world famous carpet gardens and restored Victorian pier.
Visitors can pick up fabulous gifts and local produce at the weekly street markets held on Wednesdays between the town centre and pier, or head into the town centre precinct for a spot of light shopping in Eastbourne’s Arndale centre.
Eastbourne offers a wide range of accommodation, with many hotels directly on the seafront so visitors can enjoy stunning sea views whilst on their relaxed and fun-filled holiday.
For more information on attractions, events and things to do visit www.visiteastbourne.com .