Eastbourne is a large town and seaside resort in East Sussex which lies 20 miles east of Brighton and 55 miles south-east of London. Eastbourne is well known for its beautiful Victorian pier, the Eastbourne bandstand, the Congress Theatre, and its pebbled beach.
Eastbourne is also located at the end of the South Downs Way, which runs for 100 miles from Winchester in the west to Eastbourne in the east. Located a short distance west from Eastbourne is Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters series of chalk cliffs.
Eastbourne holds the Eastbourne International tennis tournament annually each June in the week running up to Wimbledon, which attracts a number of high ranked tennis players from across the world. The Beachy Head Marathon, Half & 10K, one of Sussex’s most famous (and gruelling!) marathons is held annually in October, which starts just west of Eastbourne and heads inland before heading back along the Seven Sisters.
By Car – The main road into Eastbourne is the A22 which can be accessed from the A27. If you are heading towards the western end of the town then the A2270 road in is the best option. There are plenty of car parks to choose from in the centre of the town.
By Train – Eastbourne has a train station located in the centre of the town. Trains run frequently from Brighton and take approximately 40-45 minutes. Trains run approximately every 30 minutes from London Victoria with the journey taking as little as 1 hour 20 minutes.
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