The Seven Sisters chalk cliffs form part of the South Downs Sussex Heritage Coast, and are one of Great Britain’s finest unspoiled coastlines. They are located near the English Channel, in East Sussex, southern England.
The cliffs reach a height of approximately 150 feet, and were formed 80-100 million years ago during what is called the Late Cretaceous period. The cliffs have been gradually eroded over time by the sea and are remnants of dry valleys in the chalk South Downs.
The Seven Sisters cliffs have been filmed for both movie and television productions, being used as a stand-in for the more-famous White Cliffs of Dover, which face Continental Europe and are across the narrowest part of the English Channel.
Most recently the cliffs were featured on the silver screen during the beginning of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and at the end of Atonement.
Though it is nearly a one mile walk from the Seven Sisters Country Park parking lot to the base of the cliffs it is well worth the effort to view one of nature’s most beautiful and well-maintained creations.
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