Long Man of Wilmington
S Downs Way, Wilmington, Eastbourne BN26 5SW, UK
About Long Man of Wilmington
The Long Man is Europe’s largest portrayal of the human form, dating back to at least 1710 when the surveyor John Rowley illustrated the figure. The Long Man is 235 feet tall, holds two "staves", and is designed to look in proportion when viewed from below.
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This 14th-century timber-framed house was famously the very first historic property purchased by the National Trust, in 1896. It is what we call a Wealden type of building, that is, with a projecting hall, flush with the first floor wings. The house is a 14th-century Wealden hall house. Although the name reflects the fact that the parish priest and his housekeeper used it, the house was originally built as a farmer's house.
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Friston Forest is within the South Downs National Park between Lulington Heath National Nature Reserve and Seven Sisters Country Park. It is the largest area of recently established forest in South East England. It's a great place to visit, with lots of picnic tables and BBQs and a children's play area.
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This quiet pebble beach is dominated by the white chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters just to the east. It sits at the mouth of the meandering Cuckmere river. This quiet pebble beach is dominated by the white chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters just to the east. It sits at the mouth of the meandering Cuckmere river. It is a popular tourist destination with an estimated 350,000 visitors per year, where they can engage in long walks, or water activities on the river.
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