Image courtesy of Rager and Roberts

Image courtesy of Rager and Roberts


The ancient village of Alfriston lies between the towns of Eastbourne and Lewes, just south of the main A27. It is a picture postcard village with a traditional old market square, cobbled pavements and beautiful old buildings the length of its high street, with a variety of places to eat, sleep, shop and explore.

It is home to the National Trust’s first property, the Clergy House and St Andrew’s Church, known as ‘the cathedral of the downs’. Both beautiful buildings lie next door to each other with the village green in front and the Cuckmere river behind.

There are myriad wonderful walks around the village and beyond: a circular wander along the river; or further to Exceat and the sea; up to the downs and as far as your legs will take you; up to the beautiful little church of Lullington; or to the iconic Long Man of Wilmington and many many more.

We have created this website, to introduce you to our beautiful village and its special surroundings. You will find here information about all the different shops, places to eat and stay, other businesses and places of interest, in the village and the Cuckmere area. You will also find upcoming events and other information.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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Thanks to Much Ado Books for these beautiful postcard images

Thanks to Much Ado Books for these beautiful postcard images

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