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Devonshire Park


800 metres south of Eastbourne Railway Station via Gildredge Road and College Road.


Eastbourne’s oldest park probably dating from around 1873 or 1874 when the Devonshire Park Company was set up. 

A guide dated 1893 describes a music garden with facilities for cricket, tennis, racquets and roller skating.  A ladies “cycle academy” is also mentioned.  The first major tennis championships were held here in 1881.  The Council began purchasing the facilities in about 1929.

Main Attractions

World famous as the venue for several major tennis tournaments every year.  There are no informal recreation facilities at this park as it is a world class dedicated tennis centre.  The International Tennis Centre facilities can be booked for conferences.


  • Limited public facilities outside tournament dates.

Tennis Tournaments

Go to for full details of the annual tennis tournaments held at Devonshire Park


Sorry, there are no playgrounds in this park.
Bus Transport Information

Stagecoach Buses stop at Compton Street outside The Winter Gardens Theatres. Visit the Stagecoach website for timetables and routes.

Train Transport Information
Eastbourne Train Station is approximately 10 minutes walk from Devonshire Park.

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