Advantages Quaint, interesting, lovely English village
We had wanted somewhere to go for the weekend that didn't take too long to drive to from our area north east of London (London/Essex borders) and had some interesting places to see that we could walk to from our weekend accommodation. We weren't looking for theme parks or anything extreme but simply wanted somewhere easy and pleasant and thought that perhaps somewhere quintessentially old English would be enjoyed by all.
Alfriston, we were told was pronounced All-Friston but we found people in the locality pronouncing it as All-Friston and also as Alf-riston-and so I think I can be forgiven for changing my mind on how to say it!
The village is quaint and pretty. It's small and interesting. I think two or three nights spent here would be long enough to see much of the village but, as it is in a good location to visit other places in East Sussex such as Lewes and Brighton, just for starters, and so, if wanting to explore beyond the village, then Alfriston proves an ideal location to stay in for longer. From here it is easy to get out and about. The area, situated on the South Downs is a popular area for walkers.
Simply driving into the area and then walking around the village it is evident that this village must have many old tales to tell. Visiting the 'Olde-worlde Shoppes', The Tye (village green), the churches and the 'high street' one can feel the history of this place; although inevitably it has moved on change seems to have come at a slower pace than in many areas of England.
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