Once upon a time, Eastbourne might have brought to mind retirement homes and 1970s family holidays, but there’s so much more to this seaside town on the southern English coast. A thrilling creative hub home to the buzzy Towner Eastbourne gallery, it’s also known for its ace film festivals and great coffee shops. What’s more, it’s all within easy reach of the gorgeous South Downs National Park – plus, obvs, has front-row access to the sometimes-actually-quite-warm English Channel. Eastbourne is as exciting as the UK gets right now.
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