View and buy original artworks straight from Artists Open Houses. In conjunction with the Brighton Festival and Fringe, The Open Houses festival covers the first four weekends of May. However,...
Your East Sussex Sightseeing could include the fascinating and picturesque Sussex village of Rottingdean that is situated just a few minutes from Brighton city centre by the sea with plenty to see and do including a thriving high street with an array of independent shops and numerous interesting places to eat and drink, a vibrant artistic community with venues such as The William Nicholson Gallery at the Grange which also houses a museum and library, an iconic Windmill and Nature Reserve situated on Beacon Hill, an historic pond with The Elms and Kipling Gardens close by and access along the natural valley which is The Gap to the beautiful local beach with seafront walkway.
You can reach Rottingdean along the chalk undercliff walk way which is stunning whether the tide is in or out. Cycling is permitted, there are rock pools to discover whilst the remains of the extroadinary ‘Daddy Longlegs’ Railway can be also seen. Additionally there is public transport with cliff top sea views and parking for motorists. The recently restored building containing a café and public toilets is close to the newly converted Rottingdean Terraces where outdoor performances take place.
Other places of interest within this historic village that was developed from Neolithic times and was home to many famous residents at the end of the 19th century includethe old manor house Challoners and Little Challoners, North End House, St Margaret’s Church originally built during saxon times and The Old Customs House that was established to prevent smuggling.
The Rottingdean Jazz festival will take place during August bank holiday weekend and Cricket week also takes place this month.
In September there will be the South & South East in Bloom and Brighton in Bloom awards events and five performances will take place at the Village Hall during October.
To find out more about this lovely historic village near the City of Brighton and Hove visit www.rottingdeanvillage.org.uk for an official guide.