This county with something for everyone! Discover the Weald & Downland Museum and be taken through time by exploring buildings from an Anglo-Saxon house to a Victorian Smithy! If that’s not enough there’s even the moated, Bodiam Castle which was built in the 14th Century to wander. If history isn’t for you than maybe take a trip to Brighton’s exciting Pier of explore the city of Chichester?
Sussex captured in beautiful watercolour
Is one of the most beautiful castles in Sussex and the stuff of fairytales. The magnificent medieval castle sits within a mirror-like moat protected by a drawbridge and four castellated towers riddled with arrow slits. Today the castle’s interior is mainly in ruin however there’s still a lot to see and do at the site, run by the National Trust is open throughout the year excluding Christmas.
The South Downs are a range of chalk hills that extends for about 260 square miles across the south-eastern coastal counties of England from the Itchen Valley of Hampshire in the west to Beachy Head, in the Eastbourne Downland Estate, East Sussex, in the east. Walking The South Downs Way offers the opportunity to experience some of the finest landscapes in Britain.
The spectacular cliffs tops of Beachy Head are a must see for all visitors to Eastbourne and the South Downs. Rising 162 meters above sea, Beachy Head is the highest chalk cliff on the southern coast of Britain. On a clear day it offers a spectacular view of neighbouring coastline, nearly 40 miles to the east to Dungeness in Kent, and even further in the westward direction – up to 70 miles – past Seaford Head to Newhaven and Brighton and then on to Selsey Bill near Chichester in West Sussex.
This magnificent Cathedral has stood at the centre of Chichester for over 900 years. With unique architecture from each century of its life, this Cathedral is both ancient and modern, where original medieval features sit alongside world famous contemporary artworks.
Is a partially ruined Benedictine abbey in Battle, East Sussex, England. The abbey was built on the site of the Battle of Hastings and dedicated to St Martin of Tours. The Grade I listed site is now operated by English Heritage as 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, which includes the abbey buildings and ruins, a visitor centre with a film and exhibition about the battle, audio tours of the battlefield site, and the monks' gatehouse with recovered artefacts.
Fishbourne Roman Palace
Is in the village of Fishbourne, Chichester in West Sussex. The palace is the largest residential Roman building discovered in Britain and has an unusually early date of 75 AD, around thirty years after the Roman conquest of Britain. Its many superb mosaic floors dating from this period make it even more exceptional.
Weald and Downland Museum
The Weald and Downland Living Museum is an open-air museum in Singleton, West Sussex. The museum covers 40 acres (16 ha), with over 50 historic buildings dating from 950AD to the 19th century, along with gardens, farm animals, walks and a mill pond.
Though the house we see today is largely a product of the late 18th century, the history of Petworth dates back to 1151. Today in its grand state rooms designed to display the taste, lifestyle and artistic patronage of generations, sit an infinity of paintings and sculpture, including major works by Van Dyck, Turner, Reynolds and Gainsborough. Whilst the park, with its serpentine lake, is the work of ‘Capability’ Brown and is arguably his finest remaining landscape.
A small attractive village on one of the small inlets of Chichester harbour, Bosham (pronounced 'Bozzum') has played an important part in the history of this country over the centuries. It was from Bosham that Harold sailed for Normandy in 1064 and both Harold and its Saxon church are shown on the Bayeux tapestry. Today Bosham is both picturesque and a thriving centre for sailing. Chichester harbour is a sanctuary for migrating wildfowl, shelduck, wigeon, Brent geese, waders and many more.
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, West Wittering Beach is a large and sandy beach located at the entrance to Chichester Harbour. Proud holders of the Blue Flag Award for cleanliness and safety when it is patrolled by lifeguards in the summer months, it is a wonderful area for a traditional bucket and spade day out or as a starting point winter walk around East Head.
Brighton is a seaside resort on the south coast of England that is part of the City of Brighton and Hove, located 47 miles (76 km) south of London.Throughout May the city hosts England’s biggest arts festival. Brighton Festival features theatre, music, art and visual media by leading names from around the world. And all year round there are plays, art exhibitions, gigs and events at many of the theatres, pubs, museums and galleries in the city.