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Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex. England. BN21 4JJ

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VISITORS | 2014 AEGON International

Tickets | Guide To Eastbourne

 

Reaching Eastbourne

Devonshire Park, situated a stone’s throw off Eastbourne’s seafront, is the perfect setting for top class tennis and is highly accessible from all over the world.

The lawn tennis club plays host to the Davis Cup and County matches, as well as the traditional last chance for players to warm-up for Wimbledon.

Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park offers visitors a real tennis feast with the first ever combined tournaments. This is the largest grass court professional tennis event outside Wimbledon, which follows immediately after the 2014 AEGON International.

And with the tournament again so massive, then the barshotelsrestaurants and shops are going to benefit from an influx of visitors.

Ticket prices vary according to the type and on Centre Court are priced in three categories, which are more expensive the closer you are to the action. Whereas, ground tickets are very reasonably priced and suit for those who prefer the more intimate experience and excitement away from the Centre Court.

AIR | London Gatwick

Eastbourne is located within an hour’s journey from London Gatwick international airport, and such accessibility seems to which helps to attract players and spectators to the annual Wimbledon warm-up tournament.

BUS | Other towns & local

Services from other towns come directly to Eastbourne. During the tournament, the 55 bus for Meads operates from the bus precinct near Eastbourne train station, close to Devonshire Park.

ROAD | Car, bicycle & motorbike

Since 2008, parking restrictions have been imposed within the Eastbourne town centre. For visitors, the main approach roads are the A27from Brighton, the A259 from Hastings and the A22 from London.

SEA | Newhaven & Channel Tunnel

As one of Britain’s most popular seaside resorts, Eastbourne has good sea connections. The port of Newhaven lies 15 miles away while the Channel TunnelDover and Folkestone are around two hours away.

SHUTTLE BUS | Train station & car parks

A special shuttle bus operates during the main draw (Monday-Saturday) of the AEGON Tournament from Eastbourne train station and certain major car parks directly to Devonshire Park.

TAXI | Hotels & around town

The taxi services in Eastbourne tend to be reliable. Taxi ranks line up outside Eastbourne train station, and hotels recommend their favourite taxi services. Both public and private hire taxis are available.

TRAIN | Ashford, Brighton & London 

Eastbourne has excellent connections with important destinations like Ashford International (65 minutes), Brighton (45 minutes) and London Victoria(85 minutes).

WALK | Town centre 

There are various routes to Devonshire Park, and regulars to the tennis event will know their own ‘special’ shortcuts. Most hotels are within a 10 minute walk, while Eastbourne train station is a 15 minute walk away.

CAR PARKS | Locals attempt to cash in during the tennis event by charging £10 and upwards to park on their property.

Beware of the claims the money is going to charity, although some may be genuine.

The best bet is to use the three official car parks, as they are all linked to Devonshire Park by a special shuttle service bus during the tournament.

There are two NCP car parks, situated at Ashford Road and Trinity Place, plus a special makeshift car park at the Saffrons Cricket Ground in Meads Road.

OFF-ROAD PARKING | Parking is always at a premium during the popular tournament, and has been much more difficult to claim a space since 2011.

Parking restrictions were imposed in Eastbourne town centre since early 2009. The parking enforcement officers will be out in force to swiftly deal with anyone dumping their vehicles on double yellow lines and/or private properties – you’ve been warned!

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