East Sussex is a large county in southeast England, spanning Hastings (1066 country, near the Kent border) to Brighton (a vibrant city) in the west. Inbetween are popular seaside resorts like Bexhill (with Art Deco architecture), inland Weald villages and South Downs National Park.
Lewes is the county town, which has its own castle (and more importantly, its own currency, brought back after 200 years and now thriving). East Sussex is thriving with veg boxes and farmers’ markets due to the abundance of land used to grow local organic food.
The coast is packed with beaches (mostly shingle, some sandy) and like Kent, you can see France on a clear day from across the water. One of the sunniest places in England, it also houses one of England’s best observatories to examine the planets and night skies.
Hastings Pier is just one of many that has alas been damaged by fire, and the company has salvaged reusable timber to build their own range of furniture. The hardwood is ideal for their dining tables and benches. Harbor Designs is a unique company that takes reclaimed local wood, then makes it into affordable custom items.