Welcome to Eastbourne


Eastbourne’s 3.5-mile sweeping, palm-tree-lined seafront is one of the UK’s grandest. Add to this a fresh modern art gallery and the South Downs National Park that nudges its western suburbs and Eastbourne certainly makes an enjoyable day trip from London or Brighton. It’s also the start and end point for a hike along the 100-mile South Downs Way.


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Full-Day Bath and Stonehenge Tour from Eastbourne

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: StonehengeAdmission to Stonehenge included with audio guide (subject to availability)Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: The Roman BathsAdmission not included. You can purchase tickets on your own there.Pass By: Bath AbbeyThe Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, commonly known as Bath Abbey, is an Anglican parish church and a former Benedictine Monastery in Bath. Founded in the 7th century, reorganised in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries, it is one of the largest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture in the West Country.Pass By: The Jane Austen CentreThe Jane Austen Centre at 40 Gay Street is a permanent exhibition which tells the story of her Bath experience – the effect that visiting and living in the city had on her and her writing. Austen is one of the greatest writers of the 18th and 19th century with novels such as Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion.Pass By: Sally Lunn's MuseumSally Lunns is much more than a world famous tea and eating house in the centre of the wonderful city of Bath. The historic building is the oldest house in Bath. The kitchen museum shows the actual kitchen used by the young Huguenot baker Sally Lunn in Georgian Bath to create the first Bath bun.Pass By: Victoria Art GalleryFree public art gallery (though some exhibitions may charge entry) featuring over 1500 paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.

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Lighthouses and Lakes Supported Cycle Tour

Start by heading down to the East by West Ferry terminal at Queens Wharf, for a 10am sailing across Wellington harbour to our base in the beautiful Days Bay. The ferry fare is included in the price - just show the staff your booking confirmation. We'll meet you at the wharf in Days Bay, with your bikes, food, maps and info, and give you a briefing on what to expect from your adventure. You can then jump on your bike and start exploring! From Days Bay, you'll head south through the seaside village of Eastbourne, with its many bays and cafes. Check out the Eastbourne Heritage Trail detailing the history of the area and the Wahine disaster, or perhaps take a short bush walk up into the hills above the village with spectacular views and native birdsong. From Eastbourne, venture out along the coastal trail, passing by surf breaks and popular fishing and diving spots, to Pencarrow Head - home to lakes Kohangapiripiri and Kohangatera (NZ's last relatively unmodified wetland system) and NZ's first lighthouse, with plenty of side trails available if you wish to explore further. Carry on past beached shipwrecks to Baring Head, with its World War 2 bunkers and amazing views of the Kaikoura Ranges, then reach the end of the trail at the Orongorongo Valley, from where you can visit Wellington's largest fur seal colony at Turakirae Head before meeting the 4.30pm shuttle. We'll then drive you back to your doorstep in Wellington, via Wainuiomata with fantastic views out over Wellington Harbour.

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