Groups We love Need inspiration? With special rates and discounts for groups, take a look at our top ideas for your 2018 group trip. Group bookings and coach parking (where available) should be arranged in advance with the attractions. We are a superb destination for your group with lots of group friendly attractions, activities and events. Whether you are a tour operator looking for a new location or a special interest group looking for a bespoke day out, we have a wide range of accommodation, things to do and places to see which are just perfect for you! Need advice? Call in to our award-winning Tourist Information Centre (see page 4 for details) for helpful tips on attractions ideal for groups, inspiration and accommodation. Need accommodation? Book your perfect group friendly accommodation at the best rates. Call our lovely Accommodation Manager today on 01323 415435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org UK’S TOP COACH HOLIDAY DESTINATION 2017 #1 REDOUBT FORTRESS & PAVILION EXHIBITION Explore the mysterious, Napoleonic Redoubt Fortress on a guided tour with your group to uncover over 200 years of history within its eerie walls. The café is the perfect spot to refuel before visiting the free, new exhibition ‘Eastbourne Remembers’ located at the Pavilion next door. (Opens 19 March). #2 TOWNER ART GALLERY Towner Art Gallery is a must for any group itinerary! Our award-winning gallery is home to some 4,500 works including the largest body of work from artist Eric Ravilious. Book a tour or take a look behind the scenes. #3 WALKING TRAILS Discover more of Eastbourne and the South Downs with our free Trails App. From heritage trails to scenic walks, our handy app provides fascinating info on places to visit along the route, as well as places to stop for food, car parking and toilets. An essential guide for every group. See VisitEastbourne.com/apps for more info or the app store to download. #4 EASTBOURNE BANDSTAND Our 1930’s Bandstand is an iconic live music location perfect for groups. From traditional Silver Band afternoon concerts, the much loved 1812 firework concerts to toe-tapping tributes and themed music evenings there is something for every group. #5 WATER SPORTS Take to the sea and try something new. With taster sessions in paddle boarding, canoeing, windsurfing, kayaking and more, if your group is in need of a little exhilaration – Eastbourne has it! #6 EASTBOURNE THEATRES From top West End shows to immersive dramas, laugh-out-loud comedy and some famous faces from the world of music and dance, Eastbourne Theatres and our busy line-up of entertainment should be part of any group itinerary. #7 NATIONAL TRUST PROPERTIES We have three delightful National Trust properties on our doorstep. Explore the 17 th Century Jacobean house, Bateman’s in East Sussex, sanctuary to writer Rudyard Kipling, 17th Century Monk’s House or Alfriston Clergy House, the first to be acquired by the National Trust in 1896. See nationaltrust.org.uk #8 HARBOUR BOAT TOURS Set in Eastbourne’s cosmopolitan harbour, climb aboard and learn about the harbour’s history and secrets as you explore the boats and jetties of this beautiful marina. It’s a great spot for lunch or an evening meal with your group too. #9 SEVEN SISTERS VISITOR CENTRE Set in an 18 th Century barn, you’ll discover useful information on the Park with displays and exhibitions. Stop for a bite to eat at Saltmarsh Farmhouse restaurant with its beautiful walled garden, explore the flat route along the River Cuckmere to Cuckmere Haven with breathtaking views of the Seven Sisters or wander into Friston Forest. #10 FIZZ ON FOOT WINE TASTING TOUR There are many themed breaks available in Eastbourne but a Fizz on Foot wine tasting tour is a perfect way of discovering the stunning coastal landscape whilst sampling some delightful local wine and food. DEVONSHIRE PARK THEATRE 36 EASTBOURNE The Sunshine Coast Feeling inspired? See VisitEastbourne.com for more information.
Stay Eastbourne Every reason to stay Wake up from a peaceful nights’ sleep snuggled under a feather duvet to the smell of the salty sea air and fresh coffee brewing. Listen to the waves crashing against the pebbles as the sun rises across the sea and the early risers walk (or jog!) along the prom taking in the blissful coastal scene. A night, a few days or a week or more, you’ll feel a million miles away from the humdrum of the day to day. Surrounded by the stunning Sussex Weald, historic 1066 countryside and the South Downs National Park, Eastbourne offers an array of rural retreats in its surrounding countryside. Stay in country hotels, vineyards and farm stays, while exploring all that we have to offer during the day. Experience the luxury of England’s only 5 star seaside hotel, the breath-taking coastal views from a lighthouse apartment, the seclusion of a treehouse accommodation, or glamp it up in a tipi, stay in a medieval priory or cosy down in one of England’s oldest pubs – there is so much choice. From traditional seafront hotels with bewitching views of the coastline to designer boutique hotels and cosy B&B’s, to self-catering apartments and camping fun, we have a huge selection of quality assured accommodation perfect for you. Our accommodation will cater to your every whim with themed breaks, spa breaks, evening entertainment and delightful dining with a warm and friendly welcome. See our extensive range of accommodation on offer from page 42. THE GRAND HOTEL OCKLYNGE MANOR Stay at the beautiful Ocklynge Manor - featured in The Independent’s 50 Best British Bed & Breakfasts - and enjoy a delicious breakfast with hand-made bread and home-made marmalade, as well as the luxury of finest quality Egyptian cotton linen and the tranquil gardens. This pretty house is one of Eastbourne’s oldest and was once a monastery and Commandery for the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem and the home of Peter Pan illustrator, Mabel Lucie Attwell. Secret! shhh! Eastbourne Visit Eastbourne @VisitEastbourne #VisitEastbourne VisitEastbourne.com 37