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South Downs: People, Place and Produce Tour

Product ID: 205540
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Embark on a tour of South Downs and Seven Sisters, located in the heart of Sussex. Hear stories, meet the people, take in the views and try the produce of the UK's newest national park.
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Duration 7 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the iconic white cliffs of The Seven Sisters
  • Enjoy a brewery tour and tasting at the picturesque Longman Brewery
  • Find out more about cider at the National Cider Collection at Middle Farm
  • Tuck in to a traditional pub lunch at the idyllic 'Plough and Harrow'
  • Enjoy the tales of ancient England from Devil's Dyke to the Longman of Wilmington
Full description
Your driver guide will meet you at the entrance to the IBIS Hotel on Queens Road, Brighton. The first stop on the tour will be Devil's Dyke. Here, you'll see far-reaching views along the ridge and also north over the low-lying Weald. Your guide will explain the natural history of the area to you and the legend as to why this place is called Devil's Dyke.
It's a short 25-minute journey to Middle Farm, a traditional Sussex Farm that has been run by the same family for generations. Middle Farm is a very well-known foodie stop in Sussex with many products from the farm and other local producers, but at it's heart is the National Cider Collection, all housed in a collection of traditional flint stoned barns. 

Continuing with the theme of drink, make your way through the beautiful Cuckmere Valley towards the award-winning Longman Brewery. On your way to the brewery, you'll stop at the Longman, a chalk carving of the human figure that has dominated the valley for centuries. The Longman Brewery is part of Church Farm that owns a lot of the farmland in the valley. Once at the brewery, there will be a tour led by one of the brewers taking you through the process that produces their award-winning beers. At the end of the tour, there will be a tasting of four beers in the visitor centre. After this, you'll make the short journey into the picturesque village of, Litlington. At the traditional country pub, The Plough and Harrow, choose your lunch from a selection of dishes, many using local produce. 

One of the highlights of the South Downs National Park is the iconic white cliffs of the Seven Sisters, and it's the views of the cliffs that will finish your day off. Once everyone has finished their meals, you'll make the 20-minute journey to Seaford Head and the iconic white cliffs of the Seven Sisters. You will spend about 45 minutes walking around the headland enjoying the cliffs from various angles.

On returning to the bus you will then make your way back to Brighton Station, a journey of about 40 minutes. As you drive through the centre of Brighton, you can make a stop at Brighton Pier if you would like to enjoy this iconic landmark.
Includes
  • Cider tutorial and tasting at Middle Farm Brewery
  • Tour and tasting at Longman Brewery
  • Country pub lunch at the Plough and Harrow
  • Bottled water
  • Services of local driver/guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Outside entrance of IBIS Hotel, 88 92 Queens Road, East Sussex, Brighton BN1 3XE

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear sensible footwear - There are some moderate walks around Seaford Head but nothing too serious, all along footpaths.
• If you have any dietary restrictions please contact so we can help.
• Please bring waterproof clothing.
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Brighton and Beyond Tours

Product ID: 205540