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About Eastbourne

Make the most of studying in this relaxing coastal location

About Eastbourne

Eastbourne is a wonderful place to study and live. At Twin we believe that our role in the social life of our students is just as important as our role in their academic life. This is why we place great emphasis on the cultural and recreational aspects of every student’s stay and help them to make the most of their time here.

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Explore the coastline, town and scenic surrounding areas

Social programme

On weekdays throughout the year, cinema evenings and bowling are organised, as well as DVD and games evenings in the school. Pub evenings and parties are great opportunities to catch up with friends and meet new people. During the summer months when the weather is warm, students can go to the beach with friends to socialise, take a swim in the sea or walk along the pier.

Please note that some activities on our social programme may incur an extra charge. For example, Bowling can cost around £10 and a cinema screening may cost around £5-10. 

For more information on the Social Programme, including access to the schedule for the upcoming activities, click here.

Check out our sample of activities below:

Activity Location Approximate cost
DVD evenings, quiz & games nights, international parties School Free
Sports in park (such as tennis) Parks/beach  Free
Bowling/laser quest David Lloyd Centre  £15 (including bus fare) 
Cinema Town centre  £10.99 (using student card) 
Swimming  Sovereign centre  £10 (including bus fare) 
Golf Lottbridge Golf Club  £10 (9 holes)
Gym  Town centre  From £6


Excursions - Day trips with tour operator Approximate cost
London Musical £65-£200
Oxford, Windsor & Eton £49
Leeds Castle & Canterbury £50


  • Things to do
  • How to get around

Things to do

For over 120 years Eastbourne has been famous as a holiday resort and a frequent tourist destination with visitors throughout the year. There is a wide choice of activities to explore; the town is a cultural centre with four theatres and two cinemas, and the highly respected Towner Gallery, which has regular art exhibitions.

If you are interested in playing or watching sports there are four golf courses, a number of public tennis courts, bowling and bowls greens. If you are a sailing enthusiast, you can explore the Sovereign Yachting Marina. For tennis fans there is an annual international tennis tournament attracting the world's top female tennis players.

Eastbourne is a great place to be if you want to experience English life. You can try fish and chips or take afternoon tea in one of the many tea rooms around the town. Over 18s can try English beer in a traditional English pub either in town or in the nearby countryside. In addition to the breezy seafront, there are beautiful cliff top views and historic country villages. Country walks are just a short bus ride away.

Our staff will be pleased to help you to arrange your trip and offer you advice on places to visit. Excursions can be arranged to destinations such as London, Oxford, Stonehenge and Cambridge.

How to get around

Eastbourne is an easy town to get around. The beaches, town centre shops, restaurants, theatres and most of the other amenities, including the library and railway station, are within easy walking distance of the school and homestays. Other popular attractions such as the Sovereign Yachting Marina, swimming pool, bowling leisure centre, Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters are only a short bus journey from the town centre. With weekly bus passes, you'll be able to travel cost efficiently around the town and surrounding areas.

Eastbourne has excellent train connections to central London and London Gatwick Airport, with trains running every 30 minutes. Additionally, there are routes to Brighton, Hastings and other coastal towns, and to Ashford International in which you'll find Eurostar connections to Paris and Brussels.

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