Thimbles is situated 20 minutes from the historic town of Lewes and Battle, 40 minutes to Brighton and Hastings, 30 minutes to Eastbourne and Tunbridge Wells and 50 minutes from historic Rye.
Lewes Castle, Ann of Cleeves house in Lewes, www.daysoutguide.co.uk/lewes-castle
Alfriston and the Clergy House, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/alfriston/
Hastings, visit the seaside and see the Fishermans Museum and famous fishing huts on the sea front. You can also take the finicular to the top of the cliffs. The old town has many vintage and antique/bric a brac shops. www.visit1066country.com/explore-1066-country/hastings
Royal Tunbridge Wells www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/tunbridge-wells/6179