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Brighton to Seven Sisters

View this route on our Interactive Discovery Map

Start: Brighton (or Eastbourne)
Finish: Brighton (or Eastbourne)

With your Discovery ticket, you’re free to explore everything the South Downs National Park area and beyond has to offer by bus.

With this route you have two options for your day out; the 13X is less frequent but takes in Birling Gap and Beachy Head or if you would prefer to arrive faster, take the number 12 that runs every 15 minutes.

After arriving in East Dean pay a visit to Seven Sisters Sheep Centre and discover how sheep farmers across the South Downs rear sheep. You’ll have the chance to watch sheep shearing during the summer and take a tractor ride through the countryside.

From here, hop on a bus, from East Dean to Exceat, where you can have lunch in the Farmhouse restaurant in Seven Sisters Country Park. Or visit the Cuckmere Inn and enjoy a drink in their beer garden while soaking in panoramic views over the river Cuckmere and marshlands.

Before heading home, hire a bike or get out on foot and discover how ancient rivers cut valleys into the chalk, creating the famous Sisters Sisters of the South Downs.


We’ve created a downloadable version of this itinerary that you can save to your mobile device or print out and take with you on your day out.

Days Out – Brighton to Seven Sisters (pdf file, 159kb)


Outward Journey

Brighton to East Dean or Eastbourne to East Dean

Route 13X
Brighton & Hove Buses
Hourly 9 times daily

Route 12X
Brighton & Hove Buses
Half Hourly Service
Sunday no service

Route 12/12A
Brighton & Hove Buses
Every 15 minutes 7 days a week

East Dean to Exceat

Routes 13X, 12X, 12/12A
Details as above

Along the way


Seven Sisters Sheep Centre
Gilberts Drive, East Dean
East Sussex, BN20 0AA
01323 423207

Seven Sisters Country Park Visitor Centre
Exceat, Seaford, East Sussex BN25 4AD
0345 60 80 193

Food and Drink

Exceat Farmhouse restaurant
Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat, Seaford, East Sussex BN25 4AD
01323 870218

Cuckmere Inn
Exceat Bridge, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4AB
01323 892 247