A Weekend Away: Seven Sisters, East Sussex, UK

The Seven Sisters’ cliffs in Seaford, East Sussex is a series of ever eroding chalk cliffs facing the English Channel. Due to their romantic aesthetic and their colossal presence,  Seven Sisters is one of the most fascinating landmarks of the English coast.

Although the iconic cliffs of Dover are the first ones that come to mind when thinking about the English coast, Seven Sisters and the neighbouring cliffs of East Sussex may be more familiar than you think: since the locations surrounding other cliffs, such as Dover, are heavily populated by both locals and tourists, the seclusion of Seven Sisters is very valuable to filmmakers wanting to mimic their appearance or execute stunts, as well as being used for period films due to its lower population density.

Examples of East Sussex being used in cinema are the films  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), Atonement (2007), and the 15th James Bond film, The Living Daylights (1987).

The Seven Sisters were used for the opening stunt in The Living Daylights where a military Land Rover was shot off via an air compressed ramp.

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