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Sussex is a brilliant place to visit for a holiday simply because there is so much to do there. Whilst staying in an East Sussex hotel you can visit a huge number of towns, villages and attractions throughout Sussex, which will provide variety not only in the activities you can do in each place, but also provide an incredible contrast of the old and new.

Sussex has a very rich history, and exploring the buildings and historical sites around the county will provide days of entertainment. Some of the architecture, not just of single buildings but of whole towns, is spectacular, and can really give an impression of what wandering around a town in the 16th century onwards might have been like. The more intricate buildings such as churches and cathedrals can also give some excellent insight into the architectural styles of the period, not only aesthetically but structurally too, which can demonstrate how engineering has developed through the ages.

Contrasted with all of this is the new Sussex, mostly focussed around Brighton. Brighton possesses some of the fastest growing digital and creative industries in the UK, and this has inevitably spread into other areas of the city. It’s one of the most forward-thinking, green and liberal cities in the UK, with a large creative performances industry, the biggest gay pride parade in the UK and the first Green party candidate elected to parliament. It also still lives up to its reputation as a great seaside resort.

So, whether you’re staying in the centre of Brighton or in a Rye hotel, you’re sure to find something you enjoy.

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