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Discover Eastbourne’s Heritage with Brand New Walks
This summer visitors to the UK’s sunniest place will be amongst the first to discover hidden secrets behind the seaside resort as the Eastbourne Society launch brand new Heritage Walks.
A series of nine fascinating guides has been put together to offer visitors and residents the chance to follow routes around Eastbourne highlighting the town’s heritage and pointing out unusual places to stop off.

From the historic Old Town with tales of ghostly sightings to the contemporary Sovereign Harbour Marina, one of Eastbourne’s newest developments, the Heritage Walks are the perfect companion for visitors discovering the resort on foot.

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism, Cllr Neil Stanley said “The new Heritage Walks are a fantastic idea and something we are very keen to promote here in Eastbourne to both visitors and residents. There is so much to learn about the heritage of our wonderful town and these walks provide a fantastic way to look behind today’s buildings and attractions and discover Eastbourne’s history, find out about famous faces who have lived here and look beyond the sights we may usually take for granted.”

The Eastbourne Society Heritage Walks have been devised to explore the less obvious facets of Eastbourne's historic heritage and include nine guides taking walkers around key areas in the town including Upperton, Meads, the seafront and Hampden Park.

With Eastbourne once home to many well known names including author of Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll, Peter Pan illustrator Mabel Lucie Attwell and legendary writer Charles Dickens, the Heritage Walks signpost Blue Plaques dedicated to these famous personalities.

Containing images, maps and information about key landmarks, the Heritage Walks are available from the Tourist Information Centre, the Heritage Centre in Carlisle Road, Waterstones, Sussex Stationers and Eastbourne Library for just £3.
01 August, 2010

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