Type:Towns & Villages

East Sussex, BN26 5SD


Alfriston is a must-visit village. On the banks of the Cuckmere River, at the foot of the beautiful South Downs and now situated within the boundaries of the new National Park, there is so much here to interest visitors that it has often been said that this is probably one of the most visited destinations in the country.

There is much to admire - the medieval narrow, twisting High Street has a surprising wealth and variety of shops. Of importance for resident and visitor alike is a handsome bow windowed Post Office and Village Stores. On the opposite corner stands a busy newsagent and facing it the award winning bookshop, Much Ado.

Other temptations include the first of the now famous Steamer Trading cookshops, jewellery and fashion boutiques, shops selling antiques, gifts and souvenirs and an art gallery. With many places to eat and drink ranging from cosy teashops and elegant restaurants to friendly pubs, you're sure to find something to suit all tastes.

Minutes from the High Street is the Tye village green, the Clergy House (which was the first ever property bought by the National Trust) and the imposing St Andrew's Church known as 'the Cathedral of the Downs'. The village diary of events lists a Summer Music Festival, a traditional August Bank Holiday Festival week and a Dickensian evening in early December.

This is a busy village with an interest in the past and any eye to the future. Current aspirations - just plans on paper at present - are for a local museum and a vineyard to challenge our friends across the Channel and add even more reasons for visiting Alfriston.



Book Tickets


Map & Directions

What's Nearby

  1. Drusillas Park

    Make WILD memories and enjoy a great family day out at the award-winning Drusillas Park.…

    0.92 miles away
  2. The English Wine Centre

    The English Wine Centre has a selection of more than 140 English wines available in our…

    1.05 miles away
  3. The Long Man of Wilmington

    See how the Long Man of Wilmington is a striking image on the Sussex hillside. Europe’s…

    1.77 miles away
  1. Seven Sisters Country Park

    Situated in the Sussex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Seven Sisters…

    2.64 miles away
  2. The Cuckoo Trail

    The Cuckoo Trail is 11 miles long joining three of the district’s towns, Heathfield,…

    2.73 miles away
  3. Bates Green Garden

    This naturalistic garden in a rural setting provides a peaceful space to relax and…

    3.37 miles away
  4. Arlington Bluebell Walk & Farm Trail

    Enjoy vistas of bluebells in 23 acres of ancient woodland. Walks and trails through three…

    3.39 miles away
  5. Firle Place

    A Tudor house with Georgian additions in downland park setting. Important English and…

    3.42 miles away
  6. Paradise Park

    From plants to play, Paradise Park has something for all generations of the family to…

    4.28 miles away
  7. Michelham Priory

    Enter through the 14th-century gatehouse and wander the beautiful gardens or tour the…

    4.38 miles away
  8. Motcombe Gardens

    A compact garden with a pond that is the source of the Bourne Stream from which…

    5.64 miles away
  9. Hailsham Pavilion

    Hailsham Pavilion combines a fully restored interior featuring high quality decor…

    5.83 miles away
  10. Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway

    Travel behind the 1/8th scale miniature steam or diesel locomotive for nearly a mile…

    6.18 miles away
  11. Farleys House and Gallery

    Farley House offers you a warm welcome in the spirit of its former Surrealist occupants,…

    6.33 miles away
  12. Tudor History Tours

    Unique holidays in Southern England, brought to you by Tudor History Tours, who offer an…

    6.48 miles away
Previous Next