Ditchling Beacon, Brighton BN6 8XG, UK
About Ditchling Beacon
Ditchling Beacon is a popular road hill climb. It is tackled by many amateurs on the annual London to Brighton bike ride. It averages 9%, but gets up to a maximum of 16%, with quite a few false flats. It consists of a large chalk hill with a particularly steep northern face, covered with open grassland and sheep-grazing areas.
Attractions near Ditchling Beacon
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft was situated in the Sussex South Downs, the museum focuses on the artists and craftspeople who made Ditchling a creative hub in the 20th century. The site is home to a nationally important collection of artefacts made by the arts and craftsmen who lived in the village, such as typographer and sculptor Eric Gill, designer of the London Underground font Edward Johnston and printer Hilary Pepler.
The Chalkland Way is a 40-mile circular walking route on the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, Britain's most northerly chalk outcrop, linking the villages of Great Givendale, Bishop Wilton, Bugthorpe, Thixendale, Fimber, Wetwang and Huggate. Most walkers start and finish at Pocklington, a pleasant market town with plenty of eating and drinking establishments, and some overnight accommodation.
This beautiful medieval house is part of the story of King Henry VIII and his divorce settlement with his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. Owned and operated as a museum by the Sussex Archaeological Society under the operating name "Sussex Past", it is home to wide-ranging collections of furniture and artefacts of Sussex interest.
Lewes Castle is one of the oldest Norman fortresses in England, with incredible panoramic views of Sussex from the top of the keep. Its Museum houses a fine archaeological collection, including delicate prehistoric flints, fine Roman pottery, Saxon weapons, and medieval gold rings. New features include interactive displays, a new medieval gallery, and an audio-visual show.
Monk’s House is an unassuming, weather-boarded house at the end of the village of Rodmell, the history of which can be traced to the early 16th century. The writer Virginia Woolf and her husband, the political activist, journalist and editor Leonard Woolf, bought the house by auction at the White Hart Hotel, Lewes, on 1 July 1919 for 700 pounds, and received there many visitors connected to the Bloomsbury Group, including T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, Roger Fry and Lytton Strachey. The purchase i
Glyndebourne is an opera house in East Sussex, just one hour from London, which has been the venue for the annual Glyndebourne Festival since 1934. It was one of the iconic attraction in this area and is visited by so many tourists.
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