Eastbourne Airshow b&b – be on the spot

March 3, 2013 | By More
Spitfire - Eastbourne Airshow b&b post USAF Memorial - Eastbourne Airshow b&b postRed Arrows - Eastbourne Airshow b&b submissionRedoubt Fortress - Eastbourne b&b postFor more than 20 years the free international Eastbourne airshow in August, known as  ‘Airbourne’, has provided four days of fast jets, historic aircraft, parachute displays and more.

The popular Eastbourne airshow reminds us that the white cliffs and fields of Southern England have a special connection to the pilots and planes overhead. Beachy Head at Eastbourne has been, and still is, a key sighting point for so many pilots and passengers leaving or arriving back to England.

On a high beautiful walking spot (Butts Brow) overlooking Eastbourne and the channel this is poignantly demonstrated where a memorial is sited for 10 U.S airmen whose Lancaster crashed there in 1944 returning from a mission against a V2 factory in Northern France.

The annual celebration of ‘Airbourne’ in Eastbourne provides airshow fans with military displays from planes such as the Tornado GR4, Hawk, King Air, Sea King, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight featuring the Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire, Tucano, Tutor and Army Air Corps Lynx. Historic displays also included a Spitfire and Messerschmitt dog fight, Hurricane and Mustang,Vulcan … the Breitling Wingwalkers and the Red Arrows acrobatic team.

Airbourne is taking place from August 16th – 19th August  2018. Staying at Gyves House bed and breakfast in Eastbourne means you can simply step out to the seafront in 30 seconds and already see all the excitement.

For those interested in military history as well as aircraft , Eastbourne and East Sussex has a host of interesting sights.
Amongst them the famous Martello Tower forts, that were built as a defence against Napoleon in the 1800s. 74 Martello Towers were built as well as three circular fortresses at Eastbourne, Dymchurch and Harwich.
The Redoubt Fortress at Eastbourne is just 3 minutes walk along the front from Gyves House guesthouse. It can be explored and also houses a Military museum and collections.
The historical Newhaven Fort ( just 25 minutes drive or a train or bus trip from Gyves House guesthouse ) is an award winning attraction, boasting underground tunnels and interactive exhibits that bring the events of wartime Britain to life.
Reaching further back into history to 1066 and William of Normandy’s invasion , the battlefield (Battle of Hastings) and a fascinating exhibit and museum at Battle Abbey, is accessible from Gyves House in just 30 minutes by car…there’s also an annual battle re-enactment.

Book a stay at Gyves House  – call us on 01323 721709 or book online.

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