Explore Eastbourne’s rich Victorian seaside history

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Embark on a heritage walk for a fascinating insight into Eastbourne’s early beginnings as a Victorian seaside resort.

Discover the hidden secrets of this elegant seaside resort with quintessential Victorian charm and join a walking tour with one of nine fascinating walks showcasing the town’s heritage.

From the historic Old Town with tales of ghostly sightings to the contemporary Sovereign Harbour Marina, uncover Blue Plaques dedicated to famous authors such as Lewis Carroll and Charles Dickens. 

Eastbourne’s seafront remains timeless with beautiful Victorian architecture, including the iconic Grade II-listed, Engenius Birch-designed pier, one of the country’s few in operation. 

Marvel at the stunning, unspoilt seafront from the pier and enjoy a pot of tea and cake from the charming Victorian tearooms.

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