Romantic Breaks In Sussex
Love Sussex. Love Valentine’s Day. Discover one of the most romantic County’s in the UK. Sussex is the perfect romantic setting this Valentine’s Day. With unspoilt beaches, picture-perfect landscapes, moated castles and cute galleries. Be inspired with our top romantic getaways right across Sussex from stargazing to vintage train journeys, enchanting historic houses to perfect places to propose! All our love xx
Explore Romantic Rye
The church tower of Rye Parish Church, St Mary the Virgin, can be viewed across the flat lands of the Romney Marsh rising from the citadel of Rye. It has become a popular place for marriage proposals. Climb the steep staircase and squeeze close to each other to go through the narrow passageways up past the bells which chime on the quarter hour, to reach spectacular 360 degree views over Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, over to the sea and beautiful Winchelsea on the hill.
Take turns playing the old fashioned ‘end of the pier’ slot machines – over 30 of which can be found upstairs at the Rye Heritage Centre, and still function with old one penny pieces. You can even learn if you’ll be lucky in love from one of these!
The town is brimming with top quality restaurants, bars and delicatessens. In preparation for the popular annual Rye Scallop Week (final week of February), many of them already have on their menus this delicious local speciality, which it is said to have enjoyed an aphrodisiac reputation since the time of ancient Greece.
Cultural Romance in Lewes
Love Written in the Stars in Eastbourne
Eastbourne and the beautiful South Downs makes for the perfect romantic escape this Valentine’s Day. Wrap up in a brightly coloured scarf and take a gentle, romantic seafront stroll along the charming Victorian promenade. Discover the blissful Holywell Retreat and Falling Sands beach and step into the South Downs National Park and explore the awe-inspiring landscape and iconic chalk cliffs at Beachy Head and Birling Gap.
Our star-studded skies are as beautiful and romantic as our rolling landscapes. Celebrate our new International Dark Skies Reserve designation with some star-gazing at Eastbourne’s Napoleonic Redoubt Fortress on 18th February, part of the South Downs National Park Dark Skies Festival – the perfect date under the stars!
If culture is more your ideal partner, then Towner Art Gallery have two mesmerising exhibitions for you to discover this Valentine’s Day. A Certain Kind of Light explores how artists have responded to light bringing together artworks that reflect the relationship between light and a wide range of themes from brightness, colour and perception to transformation, energy and the passage of time. The Museum of Art exhibition is inspired by the eclectic collections amassed by 19th century collectors, using works from the Towner Collection to playfully reflect the mood and character of a Victorian museum.
Have a sparkling Valentine’s Day in Eastbourne. The Waterfront at Eastbourne’s Sovereign Harbour is the perfect spot for a cosmopolitan romantic day out. Stroll along the waterfront, pause for a glass of wine whilst gazing at the magnificent yachts or stop by Seasons and treat that special someone to a bottle of Biddenden Sparkling Wine. The packaging is beautiful for a gift and the taste of this quality English wine not to be missed!