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Rolling Hills of Sussex

Good old Sussex by the sea...

HastingsBader College is located just minutes from England's southern coast, in the historic county of East Sussex. It is a largely prosperous area of the country with rich farmland, rolling countryside with plenty of wooded areas, making it extremely popular with tourists from all over the world. For hikers and lovers of long country walks, it is home to the famous South Downs National Park and the Seven Sisters Country Park.

Within easy reach of the college thanks to local train and bus routes, you can explore British culture and history in nearby towns such as Brighton, Eastbourne, Battle, Bexhill, and Hastings. Each has a vibrant culture that is on display in local shops, restaurants, and on colourful seaside piers.

The nearest large town is Eastbourne - one of the most popular tourist destinations in the South East of England due largely to the award winning beaches, Victorian seafront and high levels of sunshine compared to the rest of the UK. Eastbourne has much to offer with events running throughout the year, including a popular theatre culture. The London Philharmonic Orchestra makes regular appearances at the Congress Theatre, outdoor events are held at the Bandstand on the beach and other Eastbourne venues such as the Devonshire Theatre, Winter Gardens and the Royal Hippodrome.

The Best of East Sussex

The South Downs National Park

The Seven Sisters Covering an area of almost 1000 square miles,  and is recognised as an area of outstanding beauty. Thanks to the type of land, weather patterns and the way that the land is managed, many rare and important wildlife species thrive in the South Downs. The National Park is home to vibrant working communities steeped in history and traditional English culture; from the ancient cathedral city of Winchester in the west to the bustling medieval market town of Lewes in the east.

There is so much to do and see in this area including:

Walking & cycling, paragliding, horse back riding across the Downs, exploring wildlife in the wetlands, experiencing opera at the world famous Glyndebourne... and more!

The Seven Sisters Country Park comprises 280 hectares of breath taking chalk cliffs, the beautiful Cuckmere River, and Beachy Head. The Country Park is named after the famous Seven Sisters that form part of the chalk cliffs on the Sussex Heritage Coast, one of Britain's finest unspoilt coastlines.


Just about as trendy a place as you will find in the whole of the UK, Brighton is a 30 minute train ride from Polegate, our nearest railway station. It is a very popular destination for shopping, live music, days out and nightlife. It is known as ‘London by the Sea’ and also as ‘Silicon Beach’ due to a large number of media, digital and technology businesses based there.

Brighton's North LainesBrighton has a lot to offer, whether you want to shop, enjoy the cafe culture or party the night away. A unique mix of heritage, culture and cosmopolitan fun, Brighton’s beachfront is a playground of swimming, sailing, basketball and volleyball. Away from the water you can enjoy a day at Brighton Races or watch our local Premier League team, Brighton & Hove Albion at the fantastic Amex Stadium.

Being such a compact city, most places to visit in Brighton and Hove are easily walkable. Experience the heritage of the Royal Pavilion, indulge in the seaside fun of Brighton Pier, or visit to Brighton and Hove Museums. For some of the best club nights in the country, check out Brighton’s seafront clubs and bars, nestling underneath the Victorian beachfront arches, or see top bands perform at one of the various venues across the city.

If you're fashion-conscious and looking to put a creative edge into your shopping, Brighton's North Laines offer a shopper’s paradise of independent shops and boutiques. The Lanes (note the difference in spelling) on the other hand is an historic quarter comprised of a fabulous maze of twisting alleyways, offering an extraordinary mix of antiques and jewellery shops nestling alongside designer boutique fashion.

Wherever you go in Brighton, you'll often find buskers livening up the streets, making it a great place for the battle-worn shopper to grab a coffee and soak up the vibes.

And of course, we're close to London!

Trafalgar SquareBader College is approximately two hours south of London with train services running several times per hour from both Polegate and Battle stations, putting this exciting global city at your fingertips. London is home to top businesses, government institutions, and non-governmental organizations, and the our proximity to London is vital for supporting experiential learning which provides you with the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment from key practitioners and officials. In doing so, we help you connect classroom learning and skill development to the realities of our globalized world.

We don't really need to write about what London has to offer do we?  It was Dr Johnson, the man that many credit for our modern dictionary, who wrote back in the 18th century,

“You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”

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