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Alfriston, tucked away in the South Downs National Park in East Sussex, epitomizes the quintessential English village with its historical charm and picturesque landscapes. This small village is famed for its medieval architecture, including the 14th-century St. Andrew’s Church, known locally as the ‘Cathedral of the Downs’, and the Clergy House, a National Trust property and the first building acquired by the Trust.

Surrounded by the rolling hills of the South Downs, Alfriston is a magnet for walkers and nature enthusiasts, offering access to the South Downs Way and breathtaking countryside views. The village’s compact, yet bustling centre, features a selection of independent shops, traditional pubs, and cosy tea rooms, offering a taste of local hospitality and cuisine.

Alfriston also hosts a variety of cultural events and festivals throughout the year, drawing a community spirit that belies its small size. From arts and crafts fairs to seasonal celebrations, there’s a sense of activity and inclusiveness that enriches the village life.

With its blend of historical sites, natural beauty, and vibrant community, Alfriston serves as a perfect example of England’s rural charm, offering a peaceful yet engaging experience for visitors and locals alike.