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Lots to do in the local area - whether your stay is for leisure, business or group travel, explore what's going on outside of the hotel too!


Devonshire Park & Congress Theatres

0.2 miles from The Grand | Eastbourne

The Devonshire Park and Congress Theatres show a full range of work presented includes major touring productions and one-night shows year-round. Just a few minutes' stroll from the hotel, experience some wonderful entertainment during your stay.

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Towner Art Gallery

0.2 miles from The Grand | Eastbourne

Towner is an award-winning contemporary art gallery and museum. It presents major exhibitions of the UK and international contemporary art – and as a museum, it has a renowned collection of art from across the ages, and even an Art Store Tour through their archives as well as a new cultural cinema auditorium space.

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Beachy Head

3 miles from The Grand | Eastbourne

The most magnificent scenery from up high at Beachy Head. From here you can breathe the fresh sea air and let your kite enjoy the thermals.  Beautiful sunsets across to Birling Gap, lovely walking pathways too, overlooking the pretty red & white striped lighthouse, and views across Eastbourne town and its Victorian pier in the opposite direction. 

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South Downs National Park & Birling Gap

5 miles from The Grand | Eastbourne

The South Downs National Park’s landscapes cover 1,600km2 of breath-taking views and hidden gems. Discover the white cliffs of Seven Sisters, rolling farmland, ancient woodland and lowland heaths or enjoy our ‘picture perfect’ villages, traditional country pubs or flourishing vineyards, and beach walks and sunsets across Birling Gap.

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Cuckmere Haven - Seven Sisters Country Park & Nature Reserve

6 miles from The Grand | Seaford

Cuckmere Haven is a great place to explore on foot, by bicycle or by canoe, particularly along the spectacular meanders of the Cuckmere River and is part of the Seven Sisters Country Park. It is situated at Exceat in East Sussex, just off the A259 between Eastbourne and Seaford. It is easily accessible from anywhere in the South East but to preserve the unspoilt beauty of the South Downs they prefer you to leave your car at home.

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10 miles from The Grand | Alfriston

Situated just 10 miles from Eastbourne, Drusillas Zoo Park if a fantastic day out for the whole family. One of the top kids days out in Sussex, enjoy an animal and child friendly environment where the focus is always on fun finding out.

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The Observatory Science Centre

10 miles from The Grand | Hailsham

Enjoy hands-on science and discovery among the domes and telescopes of a former world-famous observatory. With over 100 interactive science exhibits, as well as Telescope Tours, Open Evenings to view the night sky, Astronomy Courses and many Special Events throughout the year, our aim is to make science spectacular and fun for everyone.

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Rathfinny Wine Estate Vineyard

12 miles from The Grand | Polegate

Rathfinny Wine Estate was established in 2010 near Alfriston in the South Downs of Sussex, one of England’s exceptional natural landscapes, with the express intention of producing some of the world’s best sparkling wine. Rathfinny occupies a perfect south-facing slope, just three miles from the sea, and its climate, chalk soils and aspect make it probably the most perfect place to produce wine in a region that is already producing some of the best, award winning English sparkling wines.

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SEA LIFE Brighton

21 miles from The Grand | Brighton

Which sea creatures do you love the most? Colourful clownfish, magical seahorse or captivating jellyfish? Maybe you simply can’t decide! Here at SEA LIFE Brighton you can make up your mind and see them all, over 5,000 of them! 

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British Airways i360 Viewing Tower

22 miles from The Grand | Brighton

British Airways i360 is a 162 m observation tower on the seafront of Brighton, East Sussex, England at the landward end of the remains of the West Pier. The tower opened on 4 August 2016. From the fully enclosed viewing pod, visitors experience 360-degree views across Brighton, the South Downs and the English Channel.

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Brighton Royal Pavilion

25 miles from The Grand | Brighton

Visit the spectacular seaside palace of the Prince Regent (George IV) transformed by John Nash between 1815 and 1823 into one of the most dazzling and exotic buildings in the British Isles - 20 miles from the Grand Hotel and easily accessible by car, bus or train. The Royal Pavilion houses furniture and works of art including original pieces lent by HM The Queen and a magnificent display of Regency silver-gilt.

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Celebrate in style this festive season

The magnificent backdrop of The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne provides the perfect welcoming setting for your Christmas and New Year celebrations.

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