Brakes Coppice Park is close to Battle, Hastings and Bexhill, which have all the main attractions that seaside towns have to offer. Battle is famous for the 1066 story with its abbey, other attractions and walks.
In and around the 1066 Country, there are many Tourist Attractions and a great number of events throughout the year. All are accessible by car while others are only a short train journey away (trains to Hastings are 11 minutes and to Battle 4 minutes from Crowhurst).
There are also two local pubs that serve food one mile from the campsite. Below is a picture of the views on offer on the walk to one of the pubs
Within Crowhurst, there are many different countryside walks.
The area is steeped in history with many places to visit, information about the 1066 history of Crowhurst is shown in the on-site Tourist information point:
1066 Battle (8 minutes by car, 15 minutes walk & train, 50 minutes walk)
1066 Events— this website lists almost all of the upcoming events in the area.
1066 Hastings (10 minutes by car, 18 minutes walk & train)
Bodiam Castle—stunning site, close to the Kent & Sussex Railway with regular events for the whole family. (15 minutes by car)
Herstmonceux Castle & The Observatory Science Centre—beautiful castle and gardens and a BRILLIANT observatory/science centre with loads to do with the kids. Don’t miss the castle’s fantastic medieval festival in August! (20 minutes by car)
Pevensey Castle—tour this 1066 castle and grounds (21 minutes by car)
Bedgebury Pinetum and Forest—beautiful woods to walk, horseride or cycle in with many leisure activities including ’Go Ape’ (25 minutes by car)
Bewl water—extensive water sports and countryside activities at this reserve, or perfect for a simple boat ride and walk (30 minutes by car)
Clambers—indoor and outdoor children’s park (10 minutes by car)
Gardens & Nature Reserves
Hastings Country Park Nature reserve (5 miles)
Great Dixter Gardens (20 minutes by car)
Other places to visit
Kent & East Sussex Railway (various)
There are also several beaches only a few miles away including Hastings, Bexhill and Camber sands.
Our Facebook page is set up with UP-TO-DATE information about local events which is worth a look before you arrive.
Here are just a few of the local attractions and other ideas with links to their websites.
Our Tourist Info point is jammed with these and other places to visit.