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Seven Sisters

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Seven Sisters

Is this an icon?


Seven Sisters

As well as being a station on the Victoria Line of the London Underground, Seven Sisters is also the name of a distinctive geological feature of the Sussex coastline. It comprises seven peaks in the chalk cliffs where the South Downs meet the English Channel, and is the dominant feature of the Country Park named after it. The best view of the seven peaks is from the headland at Seaford, looking eastwards across the mouth of the river Cuckmere. Not only do they look striking from the sea, with the sun reflecting off the gleaming white of the chalk, but they also make a fine and richly varied route for a clifftop walk along the seven brows. (But can you name them all?)

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From the sea they look fantastic, from the land they make a lovely and varied walk.

Matthew Simkin

Because the distinctive seven chalk faces are as much a sign of returning to Britain from abroad - whether from the air or by sea to Newhaven - as the white cliffs of Dover, and should be recognised as a national icon.
Christopher Bowers

It is a classical chalk sea cliff , classic south coast British Isles .
John Bushrod

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