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Places to visit

(This is Beachy Head near Eastbourne. Only 21 miles from High View Retreat)


The Flat is ideal for sightseeing

High View Retreat is an ideal base from which to explore the Sussex countryside and the nearby attractions of BrightonEastbourne and Tunbridge Wells.


The Royal Pavillion in Brighton

Local places for a meal:

A list of other nearby attractions is below. Use the links to find out more about each one.

  • The Cock In
    The Cock is within walking distance of High View Retreat and has a wonderful unspoilt bar with original oak beams, a flag-stone floor and an Inglenook fireplace, with a lovely log fire during the winter months. Inside this lovely country pub/restaurant there is seating for 72 diners.


  • The Green Man
    The Green Man is in a country location within the village of Ringmer, just off the A26 coming out of Lewes. Popular for meals, they have their own extensive menu and children's menu which is all homemade using only fresh vegetables.


  • The Blacksmiths Arms
    Superb food, fine wines and a warm welcome await you at The Blacksmiths Arms, a charming 18th century Inn set amid beautiful surroundings in an area of outstanding natural beauty nestled beneath the Sussex Downs in Offham near Lewes.


Sheffield Park Gardens in the autumn

Nearby attractions:

A list of other nearby attractions is below. Use the links to find out more about each one.

  • Amex Stadium
    The home of the Brighton & Hove Albion Football team.


  • Brighton Royal Pavillion
    Built for the Prince Regent, later King George IV, in stages between 1787 and 1823, the Royal Pavilion is remarkable for its exotic oriental appearance both inside and out.


  • Palace Pier
    The Brighton Marine Palace and Pier is a pleasure pier in Brighton, England. It is generally known as the Palace Pier for short.


  • Eastbourne
    The UK's sunniest place. Feel the energy of the endless blue skies, sweeping South Downs countryside, colourful art scene and warm sunshine.

  • Glyndebourne
    World famous opera house. The Glyndebourne Festival runs from mid May to late August and there are previews of their touring season in the autumn.


  • Lewes Castle
    Climb to the top of this 1000 year old Norman Castle for stunning panoramic views across Sussex.


  • Bluebell Railway
    Steaming through the heart of the Sussex Weald. The railway is operated by volunteers of the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society.


  • Sheffield Park
    Internationally renowned landscape garden and parkland.


  • Nymans
    Outstanding 20th-century garden, set around a romantic house and ruins, in beautiful woodland.


  • Wakehurst Place
    The National Trust's most visited place. Open throughout the year, Wakehurst is the country estate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


  • Millennium Seed Bank
    The Millennium Seed Bank Project is an international conservation project coordinated by the Royal Botanic GardensKew.


  • Ardingly
    Ardingly is a parish of around 700 dwellings lying in most attractive wooded scenery within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


  • Batemans
    Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling


  • Plumpton Racecourse
    Plumpton Racecourse is one of the leading small Jumps racecourses, with 16 race-meetings each year including a popular Ladies Day, Easter Family Festival and Friday Party Night Evening Race-meeting.


  • Hickstead
    The All England Jumping Course at Hickstead is an equestrian sport centre.


  • Stanmer House
    A stunning 18th century Georgian Manor House set in the beautiful Stanmer Park, just a stone’s throw away from central Brighton. Our restaurant is open 7 days a week and both the whole house and marquee can be exclusively hired for weddings and events.


  • The South Downs Way
    Experience some of the finest countryside between Winchester, first capital of England, and the white chalk cliffs of Eastbourne.


The Pier at Eastbourne

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