East Sussex: A county where you can experience so many sensory pleasures, so much history and so much culture, Sussex takes you from arts and crafts to English vineyards, the South Downs National Park to the history of Hastings. As diverse as the travel and entertainment opportunities are, so too is the hospitality, providing a range of hotels, inns and B&Bs whether you're on a romantic break or a family holiday. Stay, for example, at the unforgettably unique Belle Tout Lighthouse at Eastbourne's Beachy Head in East Sussex - a former lighthouse, built in 1832 and decommissioned in 1902, it has been lovingly restored and rebuilt to become today's luxury hotel. Its 360 degree views of the English Channel are hypnotic, while each room is different, from The Captains Cabin to Old England and Keepers Loft. Alternatively, try Deans Place in Alfriston - which has consistently wowed its guests. A rustic experience, the old farmhouse is handsome and friendly, and eternally welcoming.