Eastbourne is a large town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, 19 miles (31 km) east of Brighton. Eastbourne has the highest chalk sea cliff in Great Britain, beachy head with some amazing views.
It’s surrounded by beautiful countryside, fascinating villages and historic sites including a Napoleonic Redoubt Fortress.
With a seafront consisting largely of Victorian hotels, a pier and military museum, Eastbourne was developed by the Duke of Devonshire from 1859 from four separate hamlets. It has a growing population, a broad economic base and is home to companies in a wide range of industries.
Though Eastbourne is a relatively new town, there is evidence of human occupation in the area from the Stone Age. The town grew as a fashionable tourist resort largely thanks to prominent landowner, William Cavendish, later to become the Duke of Devonshire. Cavendish appointed architect Henry Currey to design a street plan for the town, but not before sending him to Europe to draw his inspiration. The resulting mix of architecture is typically Victorian and remains a key feature of Eastbourne.