15 Man-made Structures- Other to explore in East Sussex
East Sussex is a county in South East England. It is bordered by the counties of Kent to the north and east, West Sussex to the west, and Surrey for a short distance to the north-west, as well as the English Channel to the south.
One of the impressive English heritage property which makes a fascinating day out on the Kent Sussex border. The impressive ruins, built from golden local sandstone, include much of the 13th to the 15th-century church, the chapter house, and a picturesque 14th-century gatehouse. The ruins were partially modified in the late 18th century, to provide a better landscape feature during landscaping of the new Bayham Abbey mansion park, and were donated to the state in 1961.
The Bluebell Railway runs steam-hauled passenger trains across 11 miles from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead, calling at Horsted Keynes and Kingscote. It is the first preserved standard gauge steam-operated passenger railway in the world to operate a public service. Having preserved a number of steam locomotives even before steam stopped running on British mainline railways in 1968, today it has over 30 steam locomotives, the 2nd largest collection in the UK after the National Railway Museum.
East Hill Lift, is a funicular railway located in the English seaside town of Hastings. The East Hill Lift provides access to Hastings Country Park which overlooks the Old Town and Rock-a-Nore. It was in the country park that Hastings resident John Logie Baird, the inventor of television, got the inspiration which led to his first TV experiments. The line provides views over The Stade, home to the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe.
Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway offers a journey behind the famous one-eighth scale miniature locomotives as they meander for nearly a mile around the beautiful country park. Several miniature steam trains operate here, running on a track around this tranquil country park. Travel on one of the trains or observe the locomotives in action as they chug along. Bring the kids to the adventure playground to enjoy slides, swings, and more.
Eastbourne Pier is a seaside pleasure pier in Eastbourne, East Sussex, on the south coast of England. Its stunning seafront landmark is fully open for business with a brand new walkway since the fire of 2014. It stunning seafront landmark is fully open for business with a brand new walkway since the fire of 2014.
Eastbourne Redoubt is a circular coastal defence fort at Eastbourne, East Sussex, on the south coast of England. It was built in 1805 as part of the British anti-invasion preparations during the Napoleonic Wars. Visitors to the Redoubt can now explore the fortress, discovering the stories of the people who lived there throughout its 200-year history.
Hastings Contemporary is a small, dynamic gallery on the seashore in Hastings showing the best in modern and contemporary art. Set right on the beach of Hastings Old Town, Hastings Contemporary will explore all forms of modern and contemporary art, as well as continuing to champion the medium of painting, for which it has built a strong reputation.
Hastings Pier is a national treasure brought back to life. It reimagines the Victorian pleasure pier as a sustainable, flexible platform able to accommodate a broad range of community and commercial uses. It was also the winner of the 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize, the UK’s top architecture award. The structure suffered major storm damage in 1990, and was closed to the public for a time before closing completely in 2008, and 95% destroyed by a fire in 2010.
The Lavender Line is a heritage railway based at Isfield Station, near Uckfield in East Sussex, England. It runs for a 2 mile round trip through the beautiful Sussex Countryside between the village of Isfield and the Parish of Little Horsted. You can enjoy the sights and sounds of a steam railway whilst travelling through the picturesque Wealden countryside.
Smugglers Adventure is a popular interactive attraction that reveals tales from the smuggling trade’s heyday, when swashbuckling gangs transported contraband goods into Britain through the isolated bays of the Sussex coast. Explore atmospheric underground caves and discover more about the shady goings-on that took place here in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Sovereign Harbour is northern Europe’s largest composite marina complex and boasts four linked harbours and the hugely popular Waterfront retail and restaurant development. Here you can also enjoy a thirty-minute marina boat trip, or if you’d like to venture a little further charter one of the boats within Sovereign Harbour Marina for a fishing, sightseeing or diving trip.
The Observatory Science Centre is one of the leading "hands-on" science centres with over 100 exhibits. As the former home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with its domes and telescopes, visitors can savour the unique atmosphere of a site where astronomers studied the heavens from 1950s to 1980s.
West Hill Lift, is a funicular railway located in the English seaside town of Hastings. It runs largely in the tunnel, and provides access to Hastings Castle and St Clement's Caves from George Street, on the town's seafront. The West Hill overlooks the sea to the south, the Old Town to the east, and the current central business district of Hastings to the west.