The Grange Museum and Art Gallery

Situated in the oldest and most beautiful part of Rottingdean, the Grange was originally a Georgian vicarage and is now an art gallery and museum. The Grange showcases a wide array of regularly changing art exhibitions by local artists, schools and others. Managed by the Rottingdean Preservation Society, the Grange has been meticulously maintained, and also serves as an official visitor information point that offers free guidance and information for tourists to the Rottingdean area.


Beacon Mill

Rottingdean’s most iconic landmark, this black smock mill was built in 1802 and served as a working mill until 1881. Today it is maintained through the hard efforts of the Rottingdean Preservation Society, and its ground and first floors are open to the public for viewing. Not much of the original mill machinery can now be seen, but Beacon Mill’s iconic exterior make it a much-loved focal point on the Rottingdean horizon.


St Margaret’s Church

St Margaret’s Church dates back to the thirteenth century and can be found in the oldest part of Rottingdean village. The building itself has received numerous repairs and additions over the years, although the core structures, including the nave, chancel and tower, are still original. St Margaret’s Church is especially known for its famous stained glass trefoil and lancet windows, designed in the late nineteenth century by Edward Burne-Jones. Today the church serves as the Anglican seat of the parish of Rottingdean.


Roedean School

Towering over the hillside between Rottingdean and Kemptown is Roedean School, one of the most famous all-girls school in the UK. Roedean is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 11 to 18, and was originally founded by three sisters – Dorothy, Penelope and Millicent Lawrence – who strove to provide excellent education for girls to prepare them for the newly opened women’s colleges. Today Roedean is known across the world for its top-quality education, and remains one of Sussex’s most recognisable landmarks.