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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near Alfriston

The pretty village of Alfriston lies in the Cuckmere valley in East Sussex and has a number of medieval buildings. The clergy House was the first property to be acquired by the National Trust. The Cuckmere River is nearby and it is possible to walk along its banks to the coast. Places to Visit in or near Alfriston Drusillas Zoo Park and Michelham Priory House & Gardens are listed below.
11 Results In Or Near Alfriston
0.9 miles from centre of Alfriston
Widely known as the best small zoo in Europe, Drusillas Park offers a fun-tastic day out getting nose-to-nose with exotic animals, rides and play areas.
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4.5 miles from centre of Alfriston
Step back in time at Michelham Priory. Most famous for the fact that it is the home of England's longest water-filled moat dating back to 1229, Michelham Priory in Hailsham was founded by Augustinian canons and has experienced a rocky history by way of the dissolution of the monasteries. These days, it's a lot calmer and makes for a lovely peaceful day out in the Sussex countryside. Inside the house you'll discover the history of this beautiful Tudor manor from medieval times up until its WW...
6.6 miles from centre of Alfriston
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From fitness to pampering, The Grand Hotel's Health Club offers something for everyone. Hotel guests have full use of the Health Club, and it also offers membership and day passes by appointment. Offering a full range of spa treatments, beauty therapies and pampering sessions, it's the ultimate destination for relaxation.
7.7 miles from centre of Alfriston
If you've never visited the pretty town of Lewes, which sits within the glorious South Downs just a few miles from bustling Brighton and the coast, a trip to Lewes Castle and Barbican House Museum is a great way to familiarize yourself with this historic part of Sussex. Lewes Castle's construction began soon after the conquest of 1066 (at the behest of William The Conqueror's brother-in-law) and stands apart from other castles of its era thanks to its two mottes (only Lincoln shares this trai...
6.5 miles from centre of Alfriston
Disabled access
With quite a number of accolades and awards under its belt, The Mirabelle is one of Eastbourne's best restaurants and the AA Rosette in Eastbourne!
12.4 miles from centre of Alfriston
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The Dining Room is a two AA Rosette restaurant situated in the heart of Buxted Park Hotel in East Sussex serving modern British favourites.
7.7 miles from centre of Alfriston
Henry VIII and his wives have fascinated the British for generations so it's little wonder that Anne of Cleves' House, tucked away in rural Sussex, is such a popular visitor attraction. Anne was given the house in 1541 as part of her divorce settlement from the king and this timber-framed Wealdon hall-house now has a large collection of interesting local artefacts. The house's interior (which by the way wouldn't look out of place today on a chic boutique hotel website), with its timber beams ...
4.5 miles from centre of Alfriston
Explore the gardens of Michelham Priory A turn around the gardens at Michelham Priory is a further education in the history of this beautiful site, such is the care that has been taken to ensure many plantings are authentic and true to a medieval garden. Expect plenty of fruit, vegetables and herbs as these would have been essential daily ingredients for the priory's original inhabitants. The rows of apple and pear trees underplanted with wild daffodils make a dreamy, contemplative sigh...
2.6 miles from centre of Alfriston
Charleston is a house, garden and art gallery in the South Downs. From 1916, the house was home to Bloomsbury group artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.
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7.7 miles from centre of Alfriston
Henry VIII and his wives have fascinated the British for generations so it's little wonder that Anne of Cleves' House, tucked away in rural Sussex, is such a popular visitor attraction. Anne was given the house in 1541 as part of her divorce settlement from the king and this timber-framed Wealdon hall-house now has a large collection of interesting local artefacts. The house's interior (which by the way wouldn't look out of place today on a chic boutique hotel website), with its timber beams ...
13.8 miles from centre of Alfriston
Disabled access
The 16th-century Griffin Inn oozes old world charm with low beamed ceilings and uneven floorboards. Guests are greeted with blazing log fires in winter or can enjoy the attractive terrace in the warmer months, where they can also watch lamb and steak roasting in the wood burning oven. The bar serves comforting food which is a step above regular pub grub such as char-grilled Fletching pork chop with roasted celeriac, pancetta, fennel and salsa verde. The restaurant offers a more tranquil se...
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