Explore Rottingdean, the home of Rudyard Kipling

Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Step into the world of Rudyard Kipling by visiting his traditional English gardens in Rottingdean, near Brighton and Hove.

Just a couple of miles outside of Brighton and Hove is the picturesque village of Rottingdean. This quaint village was once the home of the celebrated author Rudyard Kipling, who wrote ‘The Just So Stories’ whilst living here.

Kipling Gardens, which backed onto the house the writer once rented, are still open to the public and include a rose garden, herb garden and wild garden. There is also a replica of Kipling’s study within the Grange Museum and Art Gallery.

Rottingdean is a lovely spot for afternoon tea or a spot of rock pooling. The village is also an access point into the stunning South Downs, perfect for walks in the English countryside.

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