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I recently visited my favorite small village Rottingdean in Sussex . The gentry chose to build their houses there in Victorian times and earlier. I first visited the beach that has been re:furbished by Brighton council ,with large rocks for groins ,and clean pebbles ,I had a paddle on a nearly deserted beach ,with sea gulls flying in the evening sun . Then I went up the high street to have a pot of tea in one of the old cafes ,there a two near the bottom . Then up to the pond ,near an oldy worldy pub. Opposite is The Grange another historical building ,That houses a small public library ,upstairs is a museum ,having some effects about Rudyard Kipling ,and a toy museum . The grange has a garden where cream teas are served in summer . Wander further up past the pond and on your right is an anglo saxon church that houses beautiful stain glass windows .The High street has also a poets and famous writers house go and discover these for yourselves you could have parking problems so why not bus along from Brighton? I nearly forgot next door to the pond is Rudyard Kiplings summer residence with garden ,the garden is open to the public . Rottingdean It is a magical place to visit . maidmarion.