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BN41 1WE

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Settled from Saxon times, the Aldrington of the Domesday Book was comparable with her neighbour Brighthelmstone, just far more prosperous .

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For centuries, she was on the frontline: her beacon lit to warn of impending Spanish invasion; the landing craft crew for the greatest seabourne invasion in history were trained in her waters.

She has been the muse for Britain’s famous artists: paintings of Aldrington grace the walls of The Tate and other museums and art galleries around the country.

Tragedy in Aldrington inspired Alfred Lord Tennyson to put pen to paper. The beauty of her beach and relative remoteness from Brighton attracted Hollywood Stars, famous inventors, the glitterati and literati to her shores and as their choice of final resting ground. “The greatest book about the first world war” (W. H. Auden) was written overlooking her beach.

So come and join tour guide and local historian Rachel Bridgeman on a "Hove Actually Walking Tour" of Aldrington (West Hove). https://www.facebook.com/hoveactuallywalkingtours/

This tour starts outside the Deep-Sea Anglers Club (Western Esplanade, Hove BN41 1WE) on the beachfront in front of Hove Lagoon, and next to “Millionaire’s Row.”

It winds its way along the promenade and through the streets for a mile or so, for approx. 1¾ to 2 hours, ending up near St Leonard’s Church on New Church Road (BN3 4ED.).

It is a mostly flat walk, with one set of steps which can be circumnavigated by a steep path, if necessary.

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