Eastbourne is a large town with around 100,000 people around midway between Brighton and Hastings.
Apart from the Redoubt Fortress, built in the early 19th century to protect Britain during the Napoleonic Wars, there is not a lot to see in Eastbourne. However, there are some outstanding areas of natural beauty nearby including Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters.
Eastbourne developed as a popular seaside resort during the Victorian era and as a result, much of the seafront is lined with old hotels from this area. Because of this, Eastbourne has a large selection of affordable hotels and it is a relatively affordable base for making excursions to Pevensey and Herstmonceux and even for visiting nearby towns such as Brighton or Hastings as long as you don’t mind commuting to these neighbouring towns by bus or train.