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BEST WESTERN York House Hotel

14-22 Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7AP

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotel inspected by the Tourist Board (Visit Britain) for level of service and facilities. (Reflected in the number of stars awarded)

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Indoor Pool
  • Restaurants
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • Access For Disabled People
  • Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Hotel Information

On arrival collect a daily street parking voucher at a reduced rate. Please note: We cannot guarantee spaces. Limited free on street parking is also available.

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN York House Hotel, Eastbourne

Eastbourne - International Tennis Championships

The world's top tennis players gather in East Sussex for the traditional Wimbledon curtain-raiser. The AEGON International in Eastbourne is one of the top tennis events in England, attracting professionals eager to get some vital practice on grass.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)


The South Coast's biggest free air show, Airbourne attracts almost a million visitors to Eastbourne's seafront. The four-day event includes an RAF show, the Red Arrows, flypasts, aerobatic displays, helicopter flights, a birdman competition, simulators, children's attractions and fireworks.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Drusilla's Zoo

Drusilla's is among the best small zoos in the country and has earned this reputation by creating an environment which is completely animal and child-friendly. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the varied selection of creatures, including meerkats, monkeys, snakes, spiders and sheep.

Available : Daily

Charleston Festival

Named after the country retreat of the group of artists, writers and intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury Group, the Charleston Festival celebrates a magnificent literary heritage. Go along to workshops and talks from prominent writers and artists, discussions, lectures and performances.

Available : May - Jun 2013 (annual)

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Glyndebourne, since 1934, has been a quintessential part of the English season, with its distinctive mixture of top-class opera and extended al fresco repasts between acts. With six operas each year, from Mozart to modern, there's something for everyone.

Available : May - Aug 2013 (annual)

Hastings Beer & Music Festival

This beer festival of cask ales in Hastings' Alexandra Park attracts thousands of beer-loving visitors every year. You can expect to see the very best cover bands too. All profits are donated to charities and good causes.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Hastings Bonfire Celebrations

Stealing a march on most other bonfires, Hastings Beach is the venue for the Hastings Bonfire Celebrations. The spectacular torchlit procession, starting from The Stade, bonfire and fireworks commemorate the Battle of Hastings, as well as the traditional gunpowder plot.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Brighton Beachfront

Brighton beachfront is the heart of this buzzing seaside city. It stretches from Brighton Pier, with its bumper cars and Victorian games arcade, to the ghostly West Pier, now partially subsided into the waters after a huge fire.

Available : Daily

White Air Festival

An adrenaline-filled week of extreme entertainment greets visitors to Brighton's Madeira Drive during the White Air Festival. Formerly held on the Isle of Wight, the extreme sports festival features an impressive display of talent competing on water, land and air.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

National Speed Trials

Since 1905, cars and bikes of all shapes and sizes have filled every inch of Madeira Drive, near Brighton Pier for the National Speed Trials. Various prizes are awarded, with races taking place throughout the day and into the evening.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Brooks Brighton 10K

The Brooks Brighton 10K is one of England's fastest 10km routes as it is all off-road or on traffic-free roads. Two thousand people take part, with both elite runners and joggers enjoying the seafront route that starts and finishes on Madeira Drive.

Available : Nov 2013; not Wed (annual)

Gardner Arts Centre

Located within the grounds of the University of Sussex, the Gardner Arts Centre is a performing arts and film venue with a capacity of 482. Presenting a wealth of diverse acts and productions throughout the year, the centre also showcases all the best movies, from Hollywood to Bollywood.

Available : Daily

Rock 'n' Gem Show

Scores of crystal, mineral, fossil and gemstone experts gather at Brighton Racecourse for the Rock 'n' Gem Show, devoted to some of Earth's more interesting offerings. Pick up tips on what crystals can do for your mind, body and soul.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Rivendell Retreat Centre

Get away from it all in the rolling Sussex countryside. Tucked on the edge of the Ashdown forest, the Rivendell Retreat Centre has been quietening minds and chilling people out for over 15 years.

Available : Daily

UK Air Guitar Championships

Flex those fingertips and dig deep into the wardrobe to find your spandex pants. The UK Air Guitar Championships at Concorde 2 is not only a club night and annual event: it's a musical movement that has conquered the world.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Sea Life Centre

At Brighton's massive Sea Life Centre, visitors can stroll through the underwater viewing tunnels while sharks cruise above and below and get close to watery creatures at the touch pools. The aquarium highlights issues like the destructive impact of climate change.

Available : Daily

Volk's Railway

The Volk's Railway can carry up to 40 passengers for about a mile along Brighton beach and is a lovely way to get to the Marina from the centre of town.

Available : Apr - Sep 2013 (annual)

Brighton Comedy Fringe

Where there's a festival there's a fringe. Brighton Comedy Fringe runs alongside the Brighton Comedy Festival but is perhaps even more outlandish. In the intimate Upstairs at Three and Ten see Edinburgh highlights, checked out by the organisers. It'll be a gas!

Available : Oct - Nov 2013 (annual)

Brighton Science Festival

The Brighton Science Festival brings a range of shows to quirky venues, from libraries to pubs, right across the city. From demonstrations and talks to hands-on family days out, it promises to be a celebratory fortnight of science.

Available : Feb 2013 (annual)

The Great Escape Festival

More than 300 bands perform at The Great Escape Festival this year. Taking place over three days at 30 venues across Brighton, the music festival is an annual highlight in the city's cultural calendar.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

World Naked Bike Ride in Brighton

Over 700 naked, body-painted and scantily-clad cyclists turn out for the annual World Naked Bike Ride in Brighton, protesting against climate change and the tyranny of the automobile. Motorists stuck in traffic jams may get more than they bargained for...

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Brighton Marathon

A new addition to Brighton's bustling calendar of annual events, the Brighton Marathon is the first English marathon to be held outside the capital. Benefitting from a beautiful seaside setting, it's already attracted interest from sports fans internationally.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

Clifton Montpelier Powis Festival

More than 25 family, music and literary events make up the Clifton Montpelier Powis Festival in Brighton. Run by the community, the literary talks, choir, orchestra and theatrical performances take place at St Nicholas and Saint Michael's and All Angels churches.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Garden Gadabout

For two weekends in June and July, 70 beautiful private gardens and 16 trails are open to the public, for Brighton's Garden Gadabout scheme. The event raises money for The Sussex Beacon, a clinical care centre for HIV sufferers.

Available : Jun 2013 (various dates)

Brighton Early Music Festival

The annual Brighton Early Music Festival takes place in various venues across Brighton and Hove and as far afield as Lewes and Kempton. Lasting 17 days, it leaves plenty of time to mull over this year's theme - ritual.

Available : Oct - Nov 2013 (annual)

Ace Café Reunion

Disciples of chrome and leather descend on Brighton's seafront from the original Ace Café (a haven for motorcyclists throughout the 1950s and 1960s) on London's North Circular. Around 40,000 sparkling motorcycles get involved.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Burning The Clocks

Celebrating the winter solstice's longest night of the year, Brighton's annual Burning The Clocks includes a lantern parade that illuminates the darkness of winter. Many of the paper lanterns are burnt too, on the beach next to Madeira Drive.

Available : Dec 2013 (annual)

Brighton Fringe Festival

Every year, venues across Brighton play host to the annual arts festival and its accompanying fringe. The fringe festival continues to expand, taking in everything from cabaret to comedy, classical concerts and club nights, theatre and exhibitions.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival

The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival celebrates the best of food and drink in Sussex. Local delicacies are the star of the show, with special events taking place across Brighton and Hove including markets, demonstrations and competitions.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Brighton Pride Festival & Parade

Brighton Pride takes over the town for a week in summer, culminating in a flamboyant parade from the seafront to Preston Park and street parties on St James's St. It is now the biggest free Pride festival in the UK.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Brighton Festival

Every May, Brighton welcomes opera, comedy, readings, screenings and theatre to its myriad performance venues for the three-week-long Brighton Festival. This year's guest director is Aung San Suu Kyi, whose motto for the event is 'use your liberty to promote ours'.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Fiery Food UK

For those who like it hot, Brighton's Fiery Food UK festival returns to the city's Victoria Gardens. Expect a huge variety of chilli-related products and foods on stalls, as well as live music, comedy and the all-important chilli-eating contest.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Father Christmas at the Royal Pavilion

Celebrate Christmas at The Royal Pavilion in Brighton. Fairytale characters welcome visitors, who can wind their way through the palace's surreal splendor before meeting the big man himself. Father Christmas has a gift for every child that visits him. Advance booking is recommended.

Available : Dec 2013 (annual)

The Royal Pavilion

Just behind Brighton's seafront, The Royal Pavilion rises like a mirage of Eastern exoticism. Inspired by India's Mughal architecture, the Pavilion is set in lush gardens, and the ornate interior features gilded dragons, carved palm trees and imitation bamboo staircases.

Available : Daily

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

Brighton Museum and Art Gallery is situated in the city's cultural heart, opposite the Royal Pavilion. Inside, it boasts fine collections of fashion, art and design and an impressive display of Art Deco and Art Nouveau items and design.

Available : Daily; not Mon

Jubilee Library

Opened on World Book Day in March 2005, the Jubilee Library in Brighton sets a green example by running only on renewable energy sources. The Sound and Vision area houses an impressive collection of world cinema and music.

Available : Daily

Brighton Comedy Festival

Fresh on the heels of Edinburgh Fringe is the annual Brighton Comedy Festival, Brighton's own homage to all things funny. All three venues of the Brighton Dome join the fun - the Corn Exchange, Concert Hall and Pavilion Theatre.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Made - Brighton's Design and Craft Fair

Brighton Dome's Corn Exchange is again a hive of creativity with Made, Brighton's Design and Craft Fair. One hundred contemporary designers and craftsmen showcase their handiwork and sell their wares directly to the public. Textiles, jewellery, ceramics and more are on show.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)


Screamers is Brighton's monthly gay comedy night, often featuring Tina C, the country & western drag star who introduces a star-studded bill.

Available : Jan 2013 (monthly)

The Banff Mountain Film Festival

One of the most anticipated mountain festivals, The Banff Mountain Film Festival sets off on a world tour, visiting 30 different countries. Catch it at the Komedia Club, Brighton for some jaw-dropping and thought-provoking features.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

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BEST WESTERN York House Hotel
14-22 Royal Parade
East Sussex
BN22 7AP

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