Eastbourne East Sussex

Eastbourne is a large town and borough situated in East Sussex, on the coast of southern England

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Eastbourne - East Sussex:

A large town and borough situated in East Sussex, on the coast of southern England, Eastbourne is a popular holiday resort, which relies mostly on tourism for its economic survival. Eastbourne has a population of around 95,000 and is located about 54 miles from London.

Probably settled as long ago as the Stone Age, Eastbourne has been known since prehistory, flint mines in the surrounding countryside give evidence of these early settlers and significant Roman remains testify to the first real civilisation in the area, these include a Roman bath and a villa found close to the pier.

Mentioned in an Anglo Saxon charter (963AD) and later in the Domesday Book, Eastbourne remained a small rural community until the 19th century when it comprised 4 villages (Bourne, Meads, South Bourne and Sea Houses).

The arrival of the railway in 1849 (London, Brighton and South Coast line) accelerated the town's growth and the population rose from 4,000 to 35,000 between 1851 and 1891.

Eastbourne is a busy town with some light industry and a large number of seafront guest houses and hotels, it is popular for short breaks but also holds a number of annual events which attract numerous visitors.

Eastbourne is known as 'the sunniest town in Britain'.

You can view a detailed street map of Eastbourne here - Eastbourne Map, you can also view some of the latest available jobs in the town here - Eastbourne Jobs, and see the latest weather in Eastbourne here: Eastbourne Weather.

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