Alfriston

Alfriston lies in the valley of the River Cuckmere, surrounded by the Wealden South Downs.

The Clergy House, a National Trust site with a history dating back to the 14th century. This cottage, with its authentic thatched roof and timber frames, was the first building to be acquired by the National Trust. Around the village, visitors can also enjoy galleries, cafes and many boutiques offering a wide range of goods, from unusual chocolates to music memorabilia.      

Alfriston hosts many events throughout the year. One of the most successful events in town is the Alfriston Festival, held during the week leading up to the August Bank Holiday Weekend. The week’s activities include a variety of exhibitions and performances, and comes to an end with a grand village fair on the Tye, the local village green.

Over the Christmas season, Alfriston is alive with bands, family entertainment and late night shopping, giving the village a festive feel during the winter months. For those looking to stay in Alfriston, there are many accommodation options in and around the village including hotels, B&B and self-catering.

Many of these hotels also have popular restaurants offering everything from traditional meals to exotic dishes or Sussex tea and scones in a homely atmosphere. A trip to Alfriston makes for a relaxing break to explore the historic heritage of the village as well as the surrounding countryside. Stroll along the river or into the nearby South Downs for the chance to enjoy the slower pace of life that seems to be infectious around this area.

Nearby attractions include the English Wine Centre and restaurant and Drusillas Adventure Park as well as the village of Berwick where the village chuch contains murals painted by Bloomsbury luminaries Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.

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