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Eastbourne 7 Days 15 – 21 May 2019

The elegance intended by the 7th Duke of Devonshire when he designed Eastbourne in 1834 still survives. Private houses, good hotels and banks of flowers are to be found along the three mile level Esplanade, while at its centre is the Wish Tower and several theatres. There is an excellent shopping centre. I always think Eastbourne is how holidays used to be! The warm welcome at the Haddon Hall Hotel and the beautiful Sussex countryside make Eastbourne the perfect venue for Kettlewell’s South coast holiday.

YOUR HOTEL The Haddon Hall Hotel is enviably situated at the seafront end of Devonshire Place, a broad lined tree avenue which links the main promenade with the town centre. The bandstand is located across the road from the hotel. All of the well furnished bedrooms have private facilities with colour TV and tea and coffee makers. There is a spacious lounge, ballroom, cocktail bar and some entertainment. There is a lift although some rooms have a few steps to them.

We set off in the morning from Retford and local pick up points and head towards the south coast making a stop at lunchtime.

THURSDAY A day of leisure in Eastbourne. There is much to fill up the time – shopping, relaxing on the promenade, the Museums, the Pier, Redoubt fortress, sit in a deckchair and listen to the brass band on the promenade – to suggest but a few possibilities.

FRIDAY A morning visit to Battle, a small historic town, with interesting shops and an Abbey which is open to the public. We shall then continue to Bexhill to round the day off.

SATURDAY After breakfast we travel to Rye a rich maritime maze of cobbled streets that has long been a haven for writers and painters after which we shall visit the picturesque town of Tenterden with its attractive high street and historic houses and shops, used in “Darling Buds of May”.

SUNDAY A day to enjoy Eastbourne in your own way, perhaps look around its splendid shopping centre.

MONDAY After breakfast we have an excursion to Brighton, which has a bohemian, artistic atmosphere that can’t be found anywhere else. It has lovely beaches, great shopping and the famous Royal Pavilion the former residence of George the Prince of Wales built as an exotic seaside retreat.

TUESDAY All too soon we must leave Eastbourne after breakfast and head North. We shall make a lunch stop and reach Retford late afternoon.



PRICE INCLUDES:- Pick up from local area or car parking on our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet, Half board accommodation. All excursions.

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