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Alfriston

Alfriston is a beautiful village set in the South Downs National Park and is a perfect holiday destination.

A short walk from The Dene is the Old Clergy House, which is a the first property bought by the National Trust (in 1896 for £10!). The beautiful village church, known as "the Cathedral of the South Downs," reflects the history of Alfriston and the fact that it was a Market Town, granted a Royal Charter in 1406. The market cross is still in the village square.

Alfriston has many fantastic shops which include Steamer Trading Cookshop (situated in Steamer Cottages, the first of what is now a chain of 30 in south-east England); Much Ado Books (Best UK Independent Bookshop 2008); Diana Kelly Interiors; and the Village Stores to name a few. If you are thinking of eating out, there are many places in Alfriston including Badgers Tea House (the best light lunches, cakes and cream teas); Wingrove House Restaurant (excellent modern brasserie); The George pub (since 1397); and The Gun Room which is part of the Rathfinny Estate.

There are many attractions near Alfriston, including walks along the South Downs Way; Drusillas — the great childrens' zoo; The English Wine Centre; Cuckmere Haven; and Birling Gap where you can enjoy a trip to the beach and view the amazing white cliffs of Sussex. The Long Man of Wilmington is nearby, and Lullington Church (the smallest church in England) is a twenty-minute walk from Alfriston.