Alfriston Clergy House
This thatched 14th century Wealden hall-house is surrounded by a delightful cottage garden, full of wildlife, and lovely views from the Arts and Crafts terraces over the meandering Cuckmere River.
This mellow farmhouse was reinvented by unconventional artists in 1916 and became a retreat for the Bloomsbury set. Inspired by Italian fresco painting and the Post-Impressionists, the artists decorated the walls, doors and furniture at Charleston.
This is a surviving Tudor village with roots going back to the ancient druids. Chiddingstone Castle is both gothic and picturesque. It houses eclectic collections of Stuart memorabilia, and Egyptian and Japanese artefacts, the lifelong passion of antiquarian, Denys Eyre Bower.
Dover Castle & its Secret Tunnels
One of the most impressive castles in England, defending its shores since 1133, Beneath lies a network of tunnels, expanded during the Napoleonic War, and the nerve center for secret military operations during World War II and the Cold War. The castle grounds house the oldest Roman lighthouse in Europe.
Fishbourne Roman Palace
Built in 75 AD, the remains of a vast Roman palace were discovered by a construction worker in 1960. With fine mosaics and even central heating, the palace once had 100 rooms. The formal Roman garden has been recreated to the original design and filled with roses and acanthus, plants beloved by Romans.
Each successive owner added their own touches to this perfectly preserved medieval manor house. It is not grand but standing in a sheltered wooded cleft, it conjures up the history and atmosphere of 650 years ago. In the serene gardens, natural springs feed the lakes, streams, pools and fountains, and the many garden rooms reflect the ideas of the families that lived here.