Eastbourne’s coastal beauty
The well loved seaside resort town of Eastbourne is located to the east of the picturesque Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea cliff in Great Britain. This beautiful town with its sweeping seafront and Victorian buildings is just one hundred and fifty miles from the Medusa Juice Vape Shop in Peterborough. Take a drive or enjoy a train ride north to explore our incredible range of e-liquids as well as accessories and our new clothing range. Or if you prefer we also have a store in Norfolk, one hundred and sixty miles away. If you want to check out the latest deals and contests we have to offer then I highly recommend a trip to one of our stores.
Although there have been settlements in the area since the stone age, Eastbourne is relatively young. The town as we know it today was founded in the 1850s by the merging of four separate hamlets into a popular seaside resort.
As you might guess from the prominent costal location, the Romans had a fort in the area as well as villas and a Roman bath. During the Anglo-Saxon era there was a landing stage at Burne. The Bourne refers to the stream where the original name for the town came from with the ‘East’ being added to the ‘Burne’ in the 13th century.
During the Middle Ages the area was visited by King Henry I and later by King Edward II. Medieval buildings from this period still stand, including the 12th century Church of St Mary and Bourne Place manor house. Bourne Place was home to the Burton family who owned much of the land and the manor house is currently owned by the Duke of Devonshire. This Grade 1 listed building was remodelled in the Georgian era and renamed Compton Place.
In the 18th century the popularity of visiting seaside resorts grew as Doctors of the era extolled the health benefits of taking the waters. And after a summer visit from the children of King George III Eastbourne became one of the most popular seaside resorts in the country.
During this period the coastal defences of the area were vastly improved. Martello Towers, fortified artillery positions, were constructed along the coast and several still stand today. The Napoleonic fortress, Eastbourne Redoubt was also built at the beginning of the 19th century and remains a popular attraction for modern visitors.
It wasn’t until 1859 that the Eastbourne we know today was planned out, transforming four separate hamlets into a resort town. The 7th Duke of Devonshire hired architect Henry Currey to design many of the collage buildings, theatres and hotels that make up modern Eastbourne.
Take a stroll through Eastbourne and you’ll see signs of it’s rich past all around you. From Anglo-Saxon street names, Napoleonic fortifications and grand, Victorian theatres, there’s history around every corner. While admiring the modern attractions or historical sights be sure to enjoy your favourite e-liquids on the best vaping gear from Medusa Juice. Our stores in Peterborough and Norfolk are a couple of hours away but if you prefer you can always check out the Medusa Juice Vape Store online. Be sure to visit often for the latest deals and contests as well as the newest additions to our amazing selection of e-liquids, accessories and clothing.
Eastbourne is surrounded by picturesque countryside commanding incredible views. Beachy Head rises over five hundred feet above the sea and is the largest chalk sea cliff in Britain. The cliff gets its name from ‘beau chef’ the French phrase for “Beautiful Headland.” To the west of Beachy Head stands the Seven Sisters, a series of chalk cliffs and Birling Gap a coastal hamlet that is now a National Trust property. Due to coastal erosion half of the village have been lost and the rest is likely to go soon too. So be sure to visit quickly before the sea swallows it all!
Going on now
Of course you can’t discuss the natural beauty of Eastbourne without including the beach. Four miles of beach stretches from Sovereign Harbour in the East with it’s restaurants, shops and boat tours to Beachy head to the West. There is plenty to do including Scuba Diving Clubs and children’s activities. The coastline also includes Eastbourne Pier with tea rooms, restaurant and nightclub.
Theatres became incredibly popular in the Victorian era and Eastbourne still has many of its original grand locations still operating. The Royal Hippodrome Theatre on Seaside Road is the most prominent theatre but there are many more including Devonshire Park Theatre and the Eastbourne Bandstand for outdoor performances.
For those looking for something other than theatrical entrainment or natural wonders, there are plenty of other attractions for young and old alike. The Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway offers a journey behind one-eighth scale locomotives in a beautiful country park. The railway also has an award winning tea garden and a children’s adventure playground. And there’s even more for children to do at Fort Fun, a family adventure park with indoor soft play and giant outdoor adventure areas as well as a water park and crazy golf.
The grande finale
And of course there are a number of museums, art galleries and historic sites around Eastbourne for visitors to enjoy. Why not look around the Tower Art Gallery for their award winning collection of contemporary art. The Redoubt Fortress and the Wish Tower both offer a spectacular opportunity to explore a Napoleonic fort and artillery tower for the historically and militaristically inclined.
There is so much to see and do around Eastbourne to keep visitors entertained, but consider taking a trip out to one of the Medusa Juice Vape Shops in Peterborough or Norfolk. While there you can sign up for the latest competitions and explore our amazing selection of e-liquids for the hottest deals and newest additions. You won’t find a better range of e-liquids or better deals and be sure to take a look at our clothing range for a choice of stylish t-shirts and hoodies.