Brighton and Hove

Type:Towns & Villages

Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN2 7HF
Photo of the pond at Rottingdean


Rottingdean was given to William de Warenne, the Lord of Lewes as a reward for his support of William the Conqueror in 1066.  Its history dates back to the Saxon Age, a village with a smugglers history.  Much contriband was unloaded at Saltdean Gap rather than at the village itself and then transported over the hill and inland for distribution.  

This lovely village lies a couple of miles to the east of central Brighton on the south coast of England. It borders the villages of Saltdean, Ovingdean and Woodingdean, and has a historic centre. It can easily be accessed by bus, bike, car or on foot along the undercliff walk. It is a few minutes drive up the coast from Brighton Marina, making it a great combination to visit in one day

Mentioned in the Domesday book, Rottingdean is a picturesque seaside village that became fashionable in the nineteenth century among artists, writers and politicians. The village's most famous resident was Rudyard Kipling, celebrated author of the Jungle Book.There are plenty of attractions for visitors to enjoy along with its beaches, cliff top walks and sea views. The Terraces Stage on the seafront offers a programme of music and theatrical events from June through to September - most of which are free admission.

Don't miss the chance to visit Kipling Gardens, which were named after the village's most famous resident or head up to the iconic Rottingdean windmill which lies at the top of Beacon Hill, which leads on to the Nature Reserve.
Rottingdean is an ideal place to spend an afternoon browsing the quaint shops and galleries or taking tea in a traditional English tearoom.

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What's Nearby

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