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The Seven sisters are a series of chalk cliffs by the English Channel. They form part of the South Downs in East Sussex, between the towns of Seaford and Eastbourne in southern England. They are within the Seven Sisters Country Park. They are the remnants of dry valleys in the chalk South Downs, which are gradually being eroded by the sea.

The Seven Sisters cliffs are occasionally used in film and television as a stand-in for the more famous white cliffs of Dover, since they are relatively free of anachronistic modern development. They are also featured at the beginning of the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and at the end of the film Atonement where Robbie and Cecilia always wanted to live.

From west to east, the sequence starts just east of Cuckmere Haven. The cliff peaks and the dips between them are individually named. Listed below, the peaks are in italics.

Haven Brow (grid reference TV524976)
Short Bottom
Short Brow
Limekiln Bottom
Rough Brow
Rough Bottom
Brass Point
Gap Bottom
Flagstaff Point (continuing into Flagstaff Brow)
Flagstaff Bottom
Flat Hill
Flathill Bottom
Baily’s Hill
Michel Dean
Went Hill Brow (grid reference TV549963).
Just east of the last peak is Birling Gap. Beyond, on the top of the next hill, is Belle Tout lighthouse and beyond that Beachy Head. A lighthouse in the sea marks the latter headland.

The South Downs Way runs along the edge of the cliffs, taking a very undulating course.

Many landmarks around the area are named after the cliffs, including the Seven Sisters Sheep Centre.

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  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyalmost 5 years ago

    It is the seacliffs of Dover, yes?

  • Nearly, they are sometimes used as a stand in in Films !!

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • BCImages
    BCImagesalmost 5 years ago

    going on saturday thanks mate for showing me – great shot

  • You must go to Birling Gap, and Beachy Head as well !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 5 years ago

    Beautifully captured, lovely composition.

  • Thanks for viewing and commenting !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • ndicki
    ndickialmost 5 years ago

    Very nice evocative shot. Like it!

  • Thanks for viewing and commenting !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyalmost 5 years ago

    Mahalo for adding the descriptive text Colin :)))

  • Thanks for viewing and commenting !

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  • brimellor1
    brimellor1almost 5 years ago

    Fabulous capture!!

  • Thanks for viewing and commenting !

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  • Akkra
    Akkraalmost 5 years ago

    I don’t know how many times I’ve seen this view coming back on the Seacat but it’s just as stunning everytime – you know you’re home. Beautiful shot with awesome colours :o)

  • Thanks for viewing and commenting !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 5 years ago

    Fantasti. The people on the beach give some scale to these huge cliffs …

  • Thanks for viewing and commenting !

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous shot.

  • Thanks for viewing and commenting !

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  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawalmost 5 years ago

    What a strong and powerful image. Beautiful.
    xx

  • Thanks for viewing and commenting !

    – Colin J Williams Photography

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