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Eastbourne is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the South East of England due largely to the award winning beaches, victorian seafront and high levels of sunshine compared to the rest of the UK.

The South Downs protects Eastbourne from harsh weather and coupled with the 4 miles of coastline shingle beaches this creates a maritime climate with mild winters and cool summers. Eastbourne holds the record for the sunniest place in Great Britain.

As well as the beautiful beaches Eastbourne has a fantastic coastline which inlcudes Beachy Head; Britains highest chalk sea cliff. It is a magnificent sight to behold and makes for a wonderful walk with breathtaking views over Eastbourne and out to sea. Beachy Head is classed an a regonised area of outstanding natural beauty.

Eastbourne has much to offer national and international tourist with events running throughtout the year, including a very big theatre culture. London Philharmonic Orchestra makes regular apprearances at the Congress Theatre, outdoor events are held at Eastbourne Bandstand and other venues such as the Devonshire Theatre, Eastbourne Winter Gardens and the Royal Hippodrome play host to some of the countries best plays, musicals and performances.

The Towner Art gallery is a great place to visit as well as the historical Redoubt Fortress and of course Eastbourne Pier.

Please take a look at our Local Attractions and Local Events pages for specific details on what the New Wilmington Hotel recommends to make your visit to Eastbourne a magnificent one.