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The New Wilmington Hotel is a great choice for guests wanting to visit during one of Eastbourne's popular events due to our close proximity to Eastbourne's seafront and Western Lawns.

New Wilminton's Top 5 Eastbourne Events

Eastbourne Airbourne - Thursday 14th - Sunday 17th August 2014

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Airbourne, Eastbourne’s international Airshow is now the world’s largest free seafront airshow attracting thousands of visitors to Eastbourne’s Seafront during the four day event.

With aerobatics, wing walking and parachute displays there is something for everyone. Airbourne has featured some of the world’s most incredible aircraft including harrier and F16 jets as well as the world famous Red Arrows. As well as the numerous air displays visitors can enjoy a variety of ground displays from dog handlers, the RAF and emergency services. Food and drink stands keep everyone refreshed and of course August in Eastbourne would not be the same without a delicious ice cream!

Need to get away from the crowds then New Wilmington is just off of the seafront, allowing easy access as well as giving guests a bit of respite from the busy promenade.

Call New Wilmington Hotel on 01323 721219 for information on room availability or any questions relating to your stay during Eastbourne Airbourne.

Visit the Eastbourne Airbourne website for information on flight times, displays and attractions.

Aegon International Tennis - Saturday 14th - Saturday 21st June 2014

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With its modern facilities Devonshire Park in Eastbourne is the location of the Aegon International, a combined ATP and WTA event.

Some of the world’s best tennis players come year after year in preparation for Wimbledon. Players such as Kim Clijsters, Caroline Wozniacki and James Blake have all kept the crowd buzzing during this fantastic summer event.

Whether you are in town specifically for the Aegon International or just simply looking for a great day out, this is an event which really celebrates summer, especially with a glass of Pimm’s and some English strawberries and cream. Devonshire Park is just a 2 minute walk from New Wilmington Hotel.

Call New Wilmington Hotel on 01323 721219 for information on room availability or any questions relating to your stay during the Aegon International.

Visit the Eastbourne Aegon International website for information on match days, players and hospitality.

Eastbourne Beer Festival - Thursday 9th - Saturday 11th October 2014

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The biggest beer festival in East Sussex comes to Eastbourne’s Winter Garden for another chance to sample from over 150 real ales on tap including beers from two of our best local breweries, Beachy Head Brewery and Long Man Brewery.

Such a popular events sells out quickly, especially the Friday and Saturday evenings. A wine bar and cider bar are also available for customers not wanting to be solely limited to beer as well as plenty of food, hot and cold. The olive bar is a firm favourite!

Traditional pub games and live music all come together to make this a thoroughly entertaining night out. New Wilmington Hotel is a minutes stroll from Eastbourne Winter Garden so you should find your way safely to bed at the end of the night.

Call New Wilmington Hotel on 01323 721219 for information on room availability or any questions relating to your stay during the Eastbourne Beer Festival.

Visit the Eastbourne Beer Festival website for further information on featured beers, entertainment and tasting notes.

Beachy Head Marathon - Saturday 25th October 2014

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The Beachy Head Marathon is one of the biggest off-road marathons in the UK and whether you are running in the event or supporting a loved one, the New Wilmington will provide the comfort you need to prepare and recover from a busy day on your feet.

This is a popular event due to the stunning location and the gruelling challenge of running over the Seven Sisters.

Call New Wilmington Hotel on 01323 721219 in advance and we can organise transport to and from the event, cater for specific dietary requirements and arrange early or late meal times.

Visit the Beachy Head Marathon website for further information on start times, route and entertainment.

Eastbourne's Magnificent Motors - Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th May 2014

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Located closely to New Wilmington Hotel, Magnificent Motors is an annual event held on the beautiful Western Lawns of Eastbourne seafront. Magnificent Motors is one of the biggest free motoring exhibitions on the south coast.

More than 500 vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, buses and many other vehicles line up on the Western Lawns including vehicles such as a 1909 Brush Runabout and a 1897 Henriod Phaeton.

With so many wonderful vehicles and live music Magnificent Motors promises to be a great day out while enjoying the fabulous Eastbourne Western Lawns.

Call New Wilmington Hotel on 01323 721219 for information on room availability or any questions relating to your stay during the Eastbourne Magnificent Motors.

Visit the Magnificent Motors website for further information on programme, exhibits and entertainment.