Towards the eastern end of the South Downs National Park, the pretty village of Alfriston is an idyllic camping destination. It’s surrounded by beautiful rural scenery and yet surprisingly easy to get to from London and most of the south east. It’s also a great base from which to explore the south's most famous seaside towns – Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings – and offers fantastic walking around nearby Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters Country Park.
If you fancy camping in the South Downs National Park, the campsites in Alfriston and the near area are not a bad place to start. This cutesy village with its historic half-timbered buildings has a bit of a buzz about it. Its old-world charm keeps visitors coming which means there are great independent shops and thriving pubs on top of a couple of tourist attractions – in short, everything a camper needs! It’s a place where you can stock up on the essentials but also while away a few holiday hours. The countryside around Alfriston is where you’ll find camping and glamping sites of every description. You can pitch your own tent, park up in a campervan or book yourself in to a yurt, shepherd’s hut or cabin for an upmarket glamping stay.
Alfriston is a village within the beautiful Cuckmere Valley, part of the South Downs National Park. It’s a great place to explore on foot, by bike or on horseback and the South Downs Way National Trail runs right through the village making it a handy spot to stop off if you’re taking on the whole route or a great base from which to explore. The village itself has a little high street with a few independent shops and some great country pubs as well as a National Trust treasure. The Alfriston Clergy House was the first property acquired and protected by the National Trust and remains open to visitors. Thought to date back to around 1400, it is forever associated with the village church, which is also worth a look. Families with kids will be pleased to know that the ever-popular Drusillas Zoo Park is just a few minutes’ drive out of the village too. Add to this the proximity of the south coast (just four miles away) with the Seven Sisters Country Park, Eastbourne and Brighton nearby and you won’t run out of things to do while you’re camping in Alfriston.
At the very eastern end of the South Downs National Park, the pretty village of Alfriston is a wonderful camping destination. Within easy reach of the south's most famous seaside towns, as well as the fantastic walking around the Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters Country Park, pitch up and enjoy these campsites in Alfriston and the surrounding countryside.