Eastbourne (/ˈiːstbɔːrn/ (listen)) is a town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, 19 miles (31 km) east of Brighton. Eastbourne is sharply to the east of Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea cliff in Great Britain and part of the larger Eastbourne Downland Estate.
With a seafront consisting largely of Victorian hotels, a pier and a Napoleonic become old fort and military museum, Eastbourne was developed at the government of the Duke of Devonshire from 1859 from four remove hamlets. It has a growing population, a spacious economic base and is house to companies in a wide range of industries.
Though Eastbourne is a relatively supplementary town, there is evidence of human hobby in the Place from the Stone Age. The town grew as a accepted tourist resort largely thanks to prominent landowner, William Cavendish, later to become the Duke of Devonshire. Cavendish appointed architect Henry Currey to design a street target for the town, but not past sending him to Europe to fascination inspiration. The resulting amalgamation of architecture is typically Victorian and remains a key feature of Eastbourne.
As a seaside resort Eastbourne derives a large and increasing allowance from tourism, with revenue from expected seaside attractions greater than before by conferences, public events and cultural sightseeing. The extra main industries in Eastbourne append trade and retail, healthcare, education, construction, manufacturing, professional scientific and the technical sector.
Eastbourne’s population is growing; between 2001 and 2011 it increased from 89,800 to 99,412. The 2011 census shows that the average age of residents has decreased as the town has attracted students, families and those commuting to London and Brighton. As of July 2019, the population of Eastbourne stood at 107,000.