One of the best things about staying in Sussex is the fact that the accommodation options are extremely varied. From hotels, to B&Bs, to cottages, there is something for everyone. If you are really looking to enhance the romance you should definitely consider staying in one of the charming and character-filled cottages. These cottages are quaint and extremely beautiful. You can use a guarantor loan calculator to assist if you can’t afford to pay all in one go. These cottages are also very cosy and comfortable, unlike most hotels. You will be able to take advantage of some really stunning and secluded locations, which are ideal for a romantic break.
So, now you know all you need to in regards to where to stay when going on holiday to Sussex. The next thing to discover is what to do whilst in the area. Here are some great suggestions…
Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle
There is only one place to begin and this is with the Gardens & Grounds of Herstmonceux. Not only will you be taking a trip back in time with to medieval England, but also there is something extremely romantic about this castle, thanks to the stunning moat, the beautiful gardens and the fact that it embodies the history of the romance of renaissance Europe. There is a lot to discover at Herstmonceux Castle Grounds & Gardens, such as the scenic lake, the 300 year old Chestnut Trees and Woodhenge, and the Folly and Secret Garden. There is also a delightful little café, Chestnuts Tea Room, the perfect spot for a bite to eat. The cakes and cream teams are delicious. The castle is open every day from 10 am until 6 pm. The price for a ticket is £6.00 per adult. If you wish to have a castle tour or to incorporate the science centre into your trip you will have to pay a little bit extra.
Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest
Next we have the stunning and tranquil setting of Bedgebury. No matter the season, this offers a beautiful place to relax or go on a lovely stroll. Did you know that Bedgebury actually boasts the world’s best conifer collection? The forest and its surroundings are truly spectacular, with the waters enhancing the idyllic nature of the setting. There is also a whole host of activities to enjoy as well. This includes everything from cycling and mountain biking, to walking and horse riding. Or, why not take a picnic and simply spend the day relaxing and taking in everything this impressive location has to offer?
There are lots of fantastic towns, cities and villages all around Sussex; however one you should definitely consider adding to your visit-list is Rye. This is a medieval market town and is truly spectacular, an ideal choice for those going away as a couple. World-class gardens, historic houses, vineyards and castles surround the town. There is also some spectacular nature reserves and lots of brilliant tracks to enjoy a lovely walk or for you to take a cycling trip. The sandy beaches in the area are well worth a visit. Spend the day on one of them in the summer or simply take a nice stroll along the beach during the colder months. There are a lot of lovely pubs and restaurants in the area as well. It is certainly worth spending a day here.
1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield
One cannot speak about the attractions of Sussex without mentioning arguably the most famous one, the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield. This is of course where one of the most famous battles in UK history took place. You will be able to stand on the exact steps where William the Conqueror and King Harold stood, and of course where the latter is said to have died. Not only will you be able to explore the ruins, but also there is a museum and a CGI film and interactive displays to better tell the story of what happened during the Battle of Hastings in 1066. There is also a modern café if you fancy a spot of lunch.
Last but not least, we have the breath-taking Royal Pavilion, which is situated in the popular and lively city of Brighton. The Royal Pavilion is a magical palace, which is designed and adorned in the most beautiful manner; the palace was actually built for King George IV and was then also used by Queen Victoria and King William IV. The architecture boasts a fantastic Indian design whilst the interior is inspired by China. Aside from the palace itself you can also explore the stunning Regency gardens, and there is a gift shop and the Royal Pavilion tearoom for you to enjoy.
So there you have it… your complete guide to the perfect romantic retreat in the incredible county of Sussex. With the beauty and wealth of attractions that are on offer, there is no way your other half is going to be disappointed when it comes to this vacation. There is something for all personalities and all ages to enjoy. And don’t forget about booking a romantic cottage. This will be the real icing on the cake!
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