Eastbourne

Eastbourne ( pronunciation) is a large town and borough in East Sussex, on the south coast of England; situated immediately east of Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain and an area of outstanding natural beauty. This sheltered position contributes to Eastbourne’s title of sunniest place in Great Britain

Eastbourne as it stands today is a relatively new town. Prior to 1800, the area existed as four separate hamlets and surrounding farmland. The town grew as a fashionable tourist resort; largely thanks to prominent landowner, William Cavendish, later known as the Duke of Devonshire. Cavendish appointed architect Henry Currey to design a street plan for the town, but not before sending him off to Europe to draw inspiration. The resulting mix of architecture is typically Victorian and remains a key feature of Eastbourne As a seaside resort, Eastbourne derives a large and increasing income from tourism. Conferences, public events, parks, traditional seaside attractions, and cultural sightseeing are among the things on offer. The other main industries in Eastbourne include, trade and retail, healthcare, education, construction, manufacturing, professional scientific and technical. The town has a growing population of 98,493 as of 2011. The 2011 census shows that the average age of residents has decreased as the town has attracted students, families and those commuting to London and Brighton

Read more about Eastbourne:  History, Geography, Governance, Demographics, Economy, Culture, Parks and Gardens, Sport, Education, Health and Emergency Services, Religious Life, Transport, Notable People

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