Video: New visitors centre opened at Birling Gap by David Dimbleby

Television presenter David Dimbleby officially opened the new visitors centre at Birling Gap on Thursday (May 8).

The renovation of the centre was jointly funded by the National Trust and the South Downs National Park.

David Dimbleby opens Birling Gap visitor centre

David Dimbleby opens Birling Gap visitor centre

The new 90 square metre space will allow visitors to discover stories of local people, coastal wildlife and learn more about the natural processes that have shaped the chalk landscape over time.

There is also an interactive space for adults and children, which is split into several zones each providing things to see, touch and hear, as well as information on activities and things to see in the area.