Self-catering holidays near the sea
East Sussex is also a great walking and cycling county, of particular interest to the outdoor fan being the Sound Downs Way which crosses the South Downs National Park where the ruins of William the Conqueror’s first stronghold, Pevensey Castle, can be found. However, you won’t run short of ancient castles and castle ruins to visit. If you want to imbibe the true smell of modern fishing – fish ‘preparation’ and diesel – then The Stade, near Hastings, famous for the home of Europe’s biggest beach-launched fishing fleet, is worth a visit. Coastal cottages are available year round and cosy log fires make a welcome retreat form walking holidays in the autumn.
The former county town of all Sussex (now East Sussex) Lewes, with its impressive castle castle ruins and a 15th Century bookshop has no less than three sites of Special Scientific interest – Lewes Downs, Lewes Brooks and Southerham Works Pit. Lewes was the first market town in the UK to hold a Farmers’ Market back in 1990.
Pet friendly holiday cottages by the sea - or seaside self-catering apartments with plenty of holiday activities - Sussex has to be a main contender for short breaks as well as annual summer holidays.