Go in search of Sherlock, smugglers and Legless Rambler

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Discover the hidden secrets of East Dean at this pretty village, set in the South Downs National Park, just outside of Eastbourne.

According to the books, East Dean is the final home of Sherlock Holmes, and a plaque marks the spot today.

This rural enclave was also once a haven for smugglers thanks to nearby Beachy Head.

The village is now popular for its famous Legless Rambler real ale, which can be sampled in the 15th century smugglers pub, The Tiger Inn.

Enjoy a pint on the village green, pop into the Hikers Rest for a cream tea, or head to the Seven Sisters Sheep Centre for the world’s largest private collection of sheep with over 50 breeds. 

The village offers fantastic walks to the UK’s highest chalk sea cliff at Beachy Head, as well as Birling Gap beach and Friston Forest.

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