Unique Gifts and Days Out in East SussexEast Sussex is famous for its history and was once part of the historic county of Sussex, home of the South Saxons. Its past is rife with invasions and re-settlements, and is entrenched into the county today. You’ll find ancient villages with cobbled streets and a number of historical points of interest. Explore the history of the county and step back in time with one of the area’s many Archery experiences, or take a tour of Brighton to discover this metropolitan city’s colourful past.
Brighton and Hove provides a fun filled day out, with quirky shopping, the famous Brighton Pier and a fantastic range of bars and restaurants. The city is bursting with exciting activities, including bungee jumping and helicopter tours, perfect to mark a special occasion. For foodies, Brighton boasts excellent wine tasting and gourmet experiences that make a great gift or tasty treat to enjoy yourself.
Like most of South East England, East Sussex experiences more sunshine than the rest of the UK. Coupled with its beautiful stretch of coastline, the county’s warmer climate makes it a popular spot for water sports. Here, you can try your hand at all manner of exciting water based experiences, including yacht racing, wind surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and much more. These highly rewarding sports are fantastic for anyone looking to try something new, or for developing skills with a course lead by professionals.
East Sussex boasts truly beautiful countryside and is home to The South Downs, recently crowned National Park status, as well The Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The stunning views, rolling hills and pretty market towns make the area a great spot to get out and explore. For the adventurous, why have some outdoor fun with a quad biking experience? Or relax and unwind with a visit to a local vineyard to sample some of the best British wine and explore the magnificent East Sussex countryside.
Whether you’re looking for a special treat for a loved one, or for an actioned packed outdoor activity, East Sussex’s diverse range of experiences, buzzing cities and beautiful countryside truly offers something for everyone.