Photographs of Herstmonceux Castle and Gardens, East Sussex, England.
Eastbourne is a large town and borough in East Sussex, on the
south coast of England.
It is situated immediately east of Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea cliff in Great Britain at over 162 metres (530 ft) above sea level. It lies at the start of the South Downs National Park which extends for about 260 square miles to the Itchen Valley of Hampshire.
Its sheltered position contributes to Eastbourne's title of "sunniest place in Great Britain".
Eastbourne derives substantial income from tourism, conferences, traditional seaside attractions and sightseeing.
The architecture is typically Victorian and remains a key feature of Eastbourne. The town has a growing population, currently around 100,000.
Just over nine miles from Eastbourne, the magificent moated Herstmonceux Castle is set amid beautiful parkland and superb Elizabethan gardens.
The grounds of Herstmonceux Castle comprise a 300 acre estate including woodland, formal themed gardens and the 15th century moated castle.
Built originally as a country home, Herstmonceux Castle is one of the earliest examples of a brick built building in England.
From 1957 to 1988 its grounds were the home of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.
As well as operating throughout spring and summer as a popular tourist attraction, Herstmonceux Castle also operates as an International Study Centre. Owned by Queen’s University, Canada, the castle hosts international students every year who come to England to study within this tranquil setting.
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