9pm: Something for the evening?
Eastbourne has a thriving evening scene no matter what kind of fun you’re in the mood for. From popular bars like the Eastbourne Cocktail Club and Seven Sisters Pub, to intimate live music venues like the community-spirited Printers Playhouse.
Eastbourne’s theatre scene, though, is where things really hit the next level – with the all-new Congress Theatre, Devonshire Park Theatre and Winter Garden all situated in the heart of the cultural quarter, just a short walk from the seafront.
Big names and big shows pencil in Eastbourne as a must-visit stop on their touring schedules, and you’ll soon see why when you experience a night in this board-treaders haven.
Phew, think it’s time for some shuteye. With its picturesque sea views, cosy atmosphere, Regency bar and warming hospitality the Best Western Lansdowne Hotel is the place to get it. Enjoy, you’ve earned it.
Morning meals at the Devonshire Restaurant are very much an as-you-like-it affair, with a menu offering hearty Full English or Continental breakfast options. Whatever you’re in the mood for you can rest assured it’ll be prepared with the finest local ingredients and the freshest Channel views.
10am: Check out some natural beauty
Before heading off, it would be rude to be here in Eastbourne without delving a little further into the majesty of the South Downs. Whether driving in towards the larger conurbations like Lewes, or simply dipping your toes in with a nice circular walk towards East Dean, this is a part of the world that simply has to be explored, and by giving yourself a taste you’ll simply have to come back for more.