Trip to Sussex

We spent last weekend in Sussex, taken there to attend our niece’s graduation ceremony in Brighton. We stayed in Rottingdean, a charming village with literary connections, a few miles from Brighton.

Having not been to Sussex for several years, we enjoyed visiting a few of our favourite places. But first we explored Rottingdean.

Prospect House, former home of Edward Burne-Jones, Pre-Raphaelite artist and designer of church windows

'Love Among the Ruins', an example of Burne-Jones' work

Kipling Gardens, near the former home of Rudyard Kipling

Looking out over the turquoise English Channel

Rottingdean's duck pond

The ancient church of St Margaret has windows by Burne-Jones and William Morris

Flint walls are common in this part of Sussex

We spent the following day in Brighton.

The sad ruins of the West Pier

Menacing clouds

The Dome, where Abba famously won the Eurovision Song Contest in April 1974

Part of the Royal Pavilion, with its 'Indian' domes

Finally we stopped off at Charleston Farm House, the country retreat of the Bloomsbury group of writers and artists which included Virgina and Leonard Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and John Maynard Keynes.

With so many lovely places to visit, we'll definitely be making a return trip this summer.