Bexhill-on-Sea, as the name implies, is a resort located beside the sea of East Sussex, Rother of England. Bexelei is the Anglo-Saxon name for Bexhill which refers to a box tree. This place is between the Eastbourne and Hastings resorts. You will surely appreciate many historical places when you visit Bexhill On Sea.
History of Bexhill
Bexelei is the original name of Bexhill which is given by King Offa of Mercia in the year 772 AD. It is the record of the victory of King Offa over Hasting’s men in 772 AD. Today, Hastings refers to the entire place instead of the town. King Offa created a religious society in Bexhill. This place was devastated in 1066 because of the Norman Conquest. The estimated loss according to the 1086 records was £20 in 1066. King William I rewarded his soldiers by giving the land that he conquered during the Conquest. The manor house was established during that time in Bexhill Old Town in the year 1250 instructed by St. Richard, Bishop of Chichester. Bishops were the owners of the Manor House that had been used for staying. Conflicts occur between the Bishops of Chichester and the Abbots of Battle Abbey on who will be the owner of the said area. Fortunately for Bishop Adam de Moleyns, he was permitted to strengthen the Manor House. You can visit different websites for the other historical facts about Bexhill On Sea.
Bexhill On Sea is considered as the third best seaside town recorded in a national survey in the year 2007. If you are looking for places to visit when you travel to Bexhill On Sea, here are some of the attractions in the town that will definitely entertain you and will indeed encourage to visit the place in a second time around.
De La Warr Pavilion
This Grade One Listed Modernist was established in 1935 to be a centre for contemporary arts of Bexhill on Sea. A development on the place was start in 2005 and initiated by many renowned artists today such as Jeremy Deller, Catherine Yass and Tomoko Takahashi. Inside the pavilion, there are café bars and restaurants that will provide you the best and delicious sandwiches, cakes and special coffees. While eating and drinking, you will enable to gaze at the beautiful view of the sea. During weekends, families visit Pavilion to participate in gallery events and tours. For live events, they are available in the evenings. From 10 am to 6 pm, exhibitions are open for tourists and guests.
Relexology in Bexhill
Bexhill is a great place to go for a reflexology session as there are many practitioners in the area. So why no combine a trip to Bexhill on Sea with a visit to a local reflexologist for some soothing treatment in lovely surroundings.
For those who are so interested with historical facts, the Bexhill Museum suits your choice. It features new galleries such as the Sargent Gallery. It is the perfect place for all ages to discover history and ethnography. It is situated to the South side of Egerton Park which faces the Egerton Road.
Motoring Heritage Centre
In the Sackville on De La Warr Parade, the Motoring Heritage Centre can be seen. It offers historical information about the races from 1902 to 1904. To see a a lot of historical facts, you can visit the Cooden Beach Heritage Galler.