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Eastbourne, East Sussex

Lose yourself in the hidden history of an 800-year-old Tudor Mansion and former Augustinian monastery in Eastbourne.

Waiting to be explored in the heart of the Sussex countryside is a Tudor mansion and former Augustinian monastery surrounded by England's longest medieval water-filled moat.

Built in 1229 it has an incredible past, with many believing the grounds are haunted, you'll be amazed by this remarkable heritage attraction. With a working watermill and forge, rope museum, playground and Elizabethan Great Barn, there's plenty to discover with the family.

Continue your cultured break as you step into the pages of an Agatha Christie novel and historic England, with Art Deco luxury at the Hydro Hotel. Cliff top views and a croquet-lawn make the Hydro Hotel full of character. The elegant building boasts an outdoor swimming pool, however with its seafront location, you may decide to dip your toes into Eastbourne's inviting sea instead.

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