Welcome to Rottingdean – a delightful seaside village of Saxon origin that has retained much of its “olde worlde” charm – near Brighton city – situated in East Sussex on the south coast of England. It was well established by the time of the Norman Conquest (1066) and has a record in the Domesday Book (1086).
During the early centuries, the main occupation was farming and the sea played a relatively small part in village life. However, its isolation and easy access to the sea (natural rift in the chalk cliffs) made Rottingdean attractive to the clandestine trade of smuggling. The village was the haunt of smugglers for generations. During the 17th century, much of the population was involved in smuggling. Contraband goods such as liquor, tea and lace were landed enroute to ready markets in London.
Over the years, Rottingdean has treasured a traditional way of life.
Why Choose Rottingdean for your holiday destination ?
If you are seeking a seaside holiday away from the trendy resorts associated with mass tourism, then Rottingdean village will make an ideal choice. Why not consider booking Rottingdean for a relaxing break with its seafront promenade and beach, picturesque gardens and diverse scenery? No wonder that so many make return visits.
The location is ideal for visiting many attractions of East and West Sussex and will appeal to all age groups. We look forward to extending a warm welcome.