History at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Birling Gap and the surrounding area are a landscape and people rich in history. From prehistoric times right through to the 21st Century the area has always attracted settlement and community living. Recent activities including the Seven Sisters Archaeology Project continue to provide us with more information about the people who have lived and worked on this dramatic stretch of coastline.

A view of the coast guard complex at Birling Gap

Prehistoric settlements

Later developments