East Sussex - Typical English Countryside

For the majority of typical tourists, England outside of London does not exist as they never get beyond the city limits. But if you are tha...

For the majority of typical tourists, England outside of London does not exist as they never get beyond the city limits. But if you are that rare traveler who wants to see what a typical English countryside looks like, take a short train ride south of London toward the English Channel, to the county called East Sussex. 

I picked Eastbourne as it's a gateway to South Downs National Park and its white chalk cliffs. However Eastbourne, a coastal town in East Sussex, is a destination on its own.
Your visit will probably start from the railway station.  
Eastbourne is a small town and everything is located within walking distance.
Town hall building is probably the best architectural example of Victorian era in Eastbourne.  
Eastbourne is a typical English town, however I noticed a rather big community from Middle East, India and Pakistan. So if you like Butter Chicken or Shawarma, there are plenty of places to try them in Eastbourne.
Typical England for me is red brick buildings and overcast skies. And that's exactly how I remembered Eastbourne.
By the way, Eastbourne gets way more sunshine (1,750 hours per year) than the rest of the United Kingdom (1,340 hours).
Interesting wall decor made with pebbles from the nearby sea.
I've seen quite a few old English cars in Eastbourne.
Eastbourne sits next to South Downs National Park and has a beautiful waterfront with a gigantic pebble beach.
Real estate facing the sea.
Eastbourne Pier which was partially in fire in 2014.
Eastbourne Bandstand, a neo-grec style building, is where musical bands perform their concerts.

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