East Sussex with its quaint villages, beautiful coastline and rich farmland is a popular visitor destination and just a short journey from London. Hastings, famous for its connections with the 1066 battle is a charming seaside town, and the nearby town of Battle is where William the conqueror fought King Harold in 1066.
For scenery the dramatic Beachy Head is the high point on a chalk cliff with stunning scenery and the unfortunate reputation of being a popular suicide spot. For those with culture in mind the annual operatic and music festival at Glyndebourne complete with high class picnics is an interesting insight into well heeled British life.
Historic Bodlam Castle will delight families with its restored ramparts, whilst the picturesque town of Rye with its timbered buildings and cobbled lanes is full of tales about ghosts and smugglers, and where Henry James spent time writing novels.