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Eastbourne, a municipal borough town and parish on the south coast of Sussex, between Brighton and Hastings, and 66 miles S. of London. It has lately become a highly fashionable watering place, and the landowners and local authorities have done much towards improving, beautifying, and developing it. It has the benefit of shelter, while a short walk enables one to get the invigorating breezes of the South Downs, and on the other side of the Downs may be found charming scenery. Close by is Beachy Head, with its lighthouse and lofty cliffs. The town has broad streets, and is well furnished with trees, and on the sea-front is a parade of two miles, with three tiers of terraces ornamented with plants. There is a theatre, and the golfers have links. Roman remains have been found, and the place is mentioned in Domesday. There is an interesting twelfth-century church. The town was made a borough in 1883.