Meet the mysterious Long Man of Wilmington

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Take a trip to discover this incredible figure situated on the South Downs, near Eastbourne.

The mysterious Long Man of Wilmington makes for a very striking sight and one that is well worth a visit.

This unexplained guardian of the South Downs has confused archaeologists and historians for hundreds of years. How do you think he got there?

Many myths surround this chalk figure, including that he was a giant, killed by another giant from a neighboring hill.

The Long Man can be reached via public footpaths to the base and the top of the figure.

Make sure you leave enough time on your visit to enjoy nearby pubs The Giants Rest and The Sussex Ox. 

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Long Man of Wilmington towering above the village of WilmingtonLong Man of Wilmington towering above the village of Wilmington © VisitEastbourne

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