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Places to Visit

Friday 25th – Sunday 27th November 2011

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Stately Homes, Historic Houses and Gardens

Igtham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks TN15 ONT. Garden open daily, all year, 01732 810378

Arundel Castle, Gardens and Lakes, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9AB, open Mon - Sat, 9am - 6pm, 01903 882173

Knole National Trust House, Sevenoaks, TN15 0RP. Garden open all year. Closed Mon and Tue, 01732 450608

Bateman’s, Burwash TN19 7DS, former home of Rudyard Kipling with gardens and tea-room, open Nov/Dec/ Feb 11am - 4pm; Mar 10am - 5pm, closed Thu and Fri, 01435 882302

Leeds Castle, Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL. Open daily 10am - 5pm, 01622 765400

Battle Abbey, High Street, Battle, TN33 0AD. English Heritage insight into the Battle of Hastings and 1066, open daily, 01424 775705 Bodiam National Trust Castle, Bodiam, near Robertsbridge TN32 5UA. Story book castle, open 11am - 4pm (closed from 18 Dec 8 Jan), 01580 830436 Denman Garden, Fontwell BN18 OSU. Beautiful four acre garden owned by Michael Neve and John Brooks. Artistically planted. Open 9am - 5pm all year around, 01243 544064 Hastings Fisherman’s Museum, Rocka-Nore Road TN34 3DW, original lugger, photos, models, stories, paintings, nets etc, open daily, Free, donations requested, 01424 461446 Hastings Lifeboat Visitor Centre, The Stade, Hastings Old Town, open daily 10am - 4.30pm except Jan/Feb when open weekends only, 01424 425502 Hastings Old Town Hall Museum, High Street TN34 1EW, introduction to the history of the Old Town, 01424 451052

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Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum, High Street, Lewes BN7 1YE. Open daily, Tue - Sat 10am 5.50pm, Sun, Mon and Bank Holidays, 11am - 5.50pm (closed Mon in Jan), 01273 405730 Nymans National Trust House and Gardens, Handcross, RH17 6EB. Gardens open daily all year, 01444 400321 Preston Manor, Preston Drove, Brighton, BN1 6SD. Open Tue - Sat, 10am - 5pm; Sun 2pm - 5pm, 01273 292770 Rye Heritage Centre, Strand Quay, TN31 7AY, story of Rye, Rye Town Model sound and light show, working collection of Old Pier amusement machines, 01797 226696 Rye Castle Museum, the Ypres Tower, TN31 7JY Royal Pavilion, 4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton BN1 1EE. Built for the Prince Regent, later King George IV, in stages between 1787 and 1823, the Royal Pavilion is remarkable for its exotic oriental appearance both inside and out. Open daily 10.30am - 4pm, 03000 290900

Sheffield Park and Garden, TN22 3QX, informal landscape garden laid out in the 18th century by ‘Capability’ Brown and further developed in the early years of the 20th century by its owner, Arthur G. Soames, open daily until 4pm or 5.30pm depending on season, 01825 790231 Wakehurst Place Gardens, Selsfield Rd, Ardingly RH17 6TN. ‘Kew in the Country’, botanical gardens with lots walks (children especially love the Himalayan Garden), restaurant, open daily, 01444 894066 West Dean Gardens, West Dean, Nr Chichester PO18 0QZ1, open daily from 10.30am - 4pm, 01243 818210 Wisley, RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, GU23 6QB, Open Daily Nov - Feb, Mon - Fri: 10am - 4.30pm, Sat and Sun: 9am - 4.30pm, 01483 224234

Walking, Cycling and Open Spaces 1066 Country Walk from Pevensey to Rye via Bexhill and Hastings Abbots Wood, off A22 between Hailsham and Polegate, BBQ, walks etc, 01420 520212 Ardingly Reservoir, RH17 6SQ, walks, watersports (courses) and limited cycling/horseriding. Arlington Reservoir and Osprey Trail, Berwick, near Polegate, 2½ mile circular walk, 01323 870810 Ashdown Forest, just off the A22. The Forest Centre is at Wych Cross, walks, riding with a permit, wildlife and Pooh Country, 01342 823583

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Beachy Head, walks, views and countryside centre (summer only) 01323 737273 Boothland Wood, ancient woodland south of Uckfield for walks and cycling, 0345 6080193 Chailey Common, walks and horse riding, no cycling, 0345 6080193 Chesworth Farm, Horsham, BN18 9AB, walking, riding, cycling via network of footpaths and bridleways, 01932 857, Cuckoo Trail, bridleway running along the old railway line from Heathfield to Polegate, 01323 442667 Devil’s Dyke, Devil’s Dyke Road, Poynings 01273 857712 Friston Forest, Exceat, between Seaford and East Dean off A259, walking, cycling, mountain bike hire, 01420 520212 Park Wood, Hellingly, semi-natural woodland with walking and cycling trails, experimental bridleway, Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat, between Seaford and East Dean off A259, walking, beach, rock pools etc 01273 482670 South Downs National Park and South Downs Way, walking, riding and cycling from Eastbourne to Winchester. Stanmer Park, Falmer off the A270 Lewes Road, Brighton, landscaped park with lots of walks plus Stanmer House, Stanmer Church, Nourish Community Farm and Stanmer Forge (open on Sats), free, 01273 292929

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