South Downs

South Downs: Our most recommended tours and activities

From London: Seven Sisters and South Downs Full-Day Tour

1. From London: Seven Sisters and South Downs Full-Day Tour

Join a small group tour to South Downs National Park and see the white cliffs of the coast from London. You will visit the Devil's Dyke, Seven Sisters Country Park, Beachy Head, and more on a guided tour.  Catch the train to Brighton from London and climb aboard a luxury minibus on arrival. You will reach the beautiful South Downs and marvel at the rolling hills created over thousands of years by grazing animals. Visit Devil's Dyke to appreciate the view across the lowland weald, and learn how the landscape was formed before making your way to Middle Farm, where you can buy cheeses, sparkling wines, or cider from Sussex. Middle Farm will be the lunch stop where the quaint tea rooms serve light lunches, snacks, coffee, or tea. Continue along country lanes to Seven Sisters Country Park to see the Neolithic carving of the Longman of Wilmington. Go for a walk to Beachy Head and take stunning photos of the white cliffs before traveling to Birling Gap to look at the dramatic coastal erosion and get your first glimpse of the Seven Sisters cliffs. Stop at Seaford Head to enjoy an iconic view of the Seven Sisters. Your Guide will take you on a walk around the headland to get the best views of the cliffs and stunning scenery.

From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour

2. From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour

Meet your guide at the conveniently-located Brighton pick-up point. Board an airconditioned vehicle with plenty of space. Relax as you take in views of rolling chalk hills that were created over thousands of years by farmers grazing their animals.  Stop at Devil's Dyke, the largest dry valley in the UK. Admire stunning views of up to 30 miles across the lowland Weald. Learn how this landscape was created from your guide. Visit Middle Farm, a traditional farm that has been in the same family for over 200 years.  Continue to the Seven Sisters Country Park and the white cliffs. Pass through old country lanes to see the mysterious and ancient Longman of Wilmington, a huge Neolithic carving on the side of the Downs.  Walk to the top of England's highest chalk cliff, measuring 530 feet. Head to Seaford Head for the iconic views of the Seven Sisters. Before stopping in the village of Rottingdean.  Stroll through the gardens of Rudyard Kipling, author of 'The Jungle Book,' before transferring back to the city center of Brighton in the evening. 

Seven Sisters: E-Biking Tour

3. Seven Sisters: E-Biking Tour

A bike tour adapted to your preferences. Ride modern mountain bikes along the Sussex coastline from Seaford train station along the Cuckmere River to the historic village of Alfriston, or choose the Rathfinny Winery Route out to the top of the South Downs to take in the views of the distant North Downs, before riding downhill for a well deserved lunch break in the historic village of Alfriston. After lunch you can take either the Friston Forest route to see some World War II bomb craters located in the heart of the forest, you can even choose to ride down them! The second option is the easier route along the road to the Seaford Cliffs to view the famous Seven Sisters, before a short ride back to Seaford train station taking in views of Seaford and the surrounding views from the top of the Seaford Cliffs. Ride time is around 3 hours (not including travel time), you are able to do as much or as little riding as you like as everyone has different levels of ability. Allow at least 5 hours or more for the total ride and train, with the trip from Brighton to Seaford taking 30 minutes by train and costing £3.30 return.

London: Guided Day Trip to Brighton and Seven Sisters

4. London: Guided Day Trip to Brighton and Seven Sisters

Get a local perspective on both the top attractions and lesser-known parts of Brighton on this full-day tour from London with an exciting and flexible itinerary. After being picked up from your central London hotel in the morning, you’ll head to the picturesque seaside city of Brighton, including a stopover at the cherished Brighton pier and iconic Royal Pavilion. Stop to enjoy a classic fish and chips lunch by the seaside along an action-packed day of sightseeing. With the extended 8-hour option, you'll also visit Hove and Seven Sisters and get the chance to explore England's newest addition to its natural attractions, South Downs National Park.

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What people are saying about South Downs

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 509 reviews

This is definitely one of the more enjoyable day trips that I've taken over the years. This excursion includes a stop at several different scenic viewpoints, including an incredibly picturesque spot to see the Seven Sisters. For the most part, we were lucky with the weather - didn't get great visibility at the first stop at Devil's Dyke, but things improved quite a bit the rest of the day, including a brief stop for lunch at Middle Farm and the numerous viewpoints for the Seven Sisters. Our guide, Lawrence, provided a tremendous wealth of information to offer context and insight into what we were seeing at each stop and as we passed by local landmarks of interest - quite a bit more than the typical guide would. On the train ride from London, I had a great conversation with Ish, who met us at the London Bridge train station and accompanied us to Brighton.

it was a wonderful day, the trip to seven sister clif was outstanding. we came by a train to Brighton, we meat the guide Lurens, in a small bus with 13 pepole we drive out of Brighton to sum lovley places. Lurens the guide was interesting. he is the best.

We were fortunate to have Adam as our guide. He is very knowledgeable about the area and had made sure we get to see what we signed up for, and more! Tour duration was just right and perfect for a day trip out of London. No regrets at all!

Small business, tremendous service! Middle Farm was a highlight. Adam was very knowlegable & friendly! If you are in London and have the time to get away from the city, we highly reccomend booking this experience.

It’s absolutely a great place to visit and the tour guide was amazing!!!