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Eastbourne is how holidays used to be! The warm welcome at the Haddon Hall Hotel and the beautiful Sussex countryside makes Eastbourne the perfect venue for Kettlewell’s South coast holiday.

5 Days: 6th -10th May 2024

The elegance intended by the 7th Duke of Devonshire when he designed Eastbourne in 1834 still survives.  Private houses, good hotels and banks of flowers are to be found along the three mile level Esplanade, while at its centre is the Wish Tower and several theatres.  There is an excellent shopping centre.  

YOUR HOTEL:  The Haddon Hall Hotel is enviably situated at the seafront end of Devonshire Place, a broad lined tree avenue which links the main promenade with the town centre.  The bandstand is located across the road from the hotel.  All of the well furnished bedrooms have private facilities with colour TV and tea and coffee makers.  There is a spacious lounge, ballroom, cocktail bar and some entertainment.  There is a lift, although some rooms have a few steps to them.

MONDAY:  We set off in the morning from Retford and local pick up points and head towards the south coast making a stop at lunchtime.

TUESDAY:  A day of leisure in Eastbourne.  There is much to fill up the time – shopping, relaxing on the promenade, the Museums, the Pier, Redoubt fortress, sit in a deckchair and listen to the brass band on the promenade – to suggest but a few possibilities.

WEDNESDAY:  After breakfast we travel through the stunning landscape of the South Downs to the Regency resort of Worthing. One of the biggest seaside towns on the South Coast, Worthing is a lively destination for shopping and eating by the seaside!

THURSDAY:  Today we visit the beautiful spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.  Well-known for its world-famous gardens, fairy-tale moated castles, and mellow country manors, and making it a must-visit.

FRIDAY: All too soon we must leave Eastbourne after breakfast and head North.  We shall make a lunch stop and reach Retford late afternoon.


PRICE INCLUDES:  Pick up from local area or car parking on our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach).  Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet.  Half board accommodation.   All excursions.