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Devil's Dyke, Brighton
(4.1/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
A major tourist attraction for nature lovers and hikers since the 19th century, Devil's Dyke is a V-shaped valley 100 m (328 ft) deep, formed by river erosion at the end of the last ice age. Contrary to all scientific evidence, local legend has it that the Devil dug this valley in order to flood the surrounding churches. Devil’s work or not, the valley was used as a defensive site for centuries, starting as far back as the Iron Age. Today, you can hike the surrounding hills to enjoy panoramic views of the South Downs, the Weald, and on a clear day, the Isle of Wight. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for your adventure over this uneven terrain. For Devil's Dyke and beyond, use our Brighton vacation route planner to get the most from your Brighton vacation.
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  • When the weather is clear you can see the beautiful South Downs as well as the sea. Simply stunning. The pub has great food and is very cosy in the winter. 
  • A welcoming pub with stunning views, on a fine day! Food varied and good value for money..the staff are friendly, welcoming and efficient. 
  • Ok we were lucky, in that the weather was fantastic: clear, crisp, with enough breeze to keep the clouds away. Starting from the car park at Devil's Duke (£2 charge for all day parking). But this is a...  more »