Is Eastbourne on the England ‘bucket’ list?

Beachy Head
Beachy Head

A handful of Eastbourne attractions are in the running to feature in a list of 101 Things To Do Before You Go Abroad – as part of a new Facebook app launched by VisitEngland this month.

The brand new app involves Facebook users suggesting their own favourite experiences in England, with fans voting on their top choices to decide who should appear in VisitEngland’s ultimate bucket list of 101 things to do.

With a Beachy Head adventure, Afternoon Tea at the Grand Hotel, running the Beachy Head Marathon, Boxing Day at the Bandstand and Trafalgar Day at the Redoubt all featuring so far, VisitEastbourne are encouraging fans to suggest some more local activities and vote for their favourites.

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism & Leisure Councillor Carolyn Heaps said, “It’s fantastic that already today our Beachy Head adventure has made it into the nation’s top five as the experts pick.

“We have some amazing activities and places to visit around Eastbourne so I would urge everyone to suggest your favourites and make your vote count.”

The new app is designed to inspire the nation into taking more holidays in England, and will feature the very best experiences, only on offer in this country.

The app includes six categories of Food & Drink, Arts & Culture, Health & Fitness, History & Heritage, Wildlife & Nature, and finally Because It’s Awesome! Facebook fans can upload their own favourites to these categories, which once approved, will feature on a map of England.

Anyone nominating or voting will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a weekend break away. The app will be live until March 10 and a selection of winners announced during British Tourism Week (March 16-24). The full list will be announced on St George’s Day (April 23). View the app at or visit