West Sussex Things to Do

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West Sussex Things to Do

  • Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust centre

    Despite the chilly, damp weather at the end of September we had a really good visit to the WWT centre at Arundel. Being a keen birdwatcher it is my sort of place but there is plenty to appeal to those less interested in our avian wildlife. There are several hides situated at strategic points overlooking the pools and scrapes intended for the...

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  • Arundel

    Market town some 10 miles to the east of Chichester and less than 50 miles southwest of London, Arundel and its magnificent castle is the seat of the Duke of Norfolk, the most powerful catholic family in England for centuries.The castle dominates the town, overlooking the picturesque centre, the banks of the river Arun and the surrounding...

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  • The Downs Link

    A 59 kilometre (37 mile) route, open to walkers, horse riders and cyclists managed by West Sussex and Surrey County Councils and Waverley Borough Council.This route follows an old railway line and is accessable in areas by car or train.I have spent many a leisurely hour both cycling and walking this stretch of countryside and lapping up what beauty...

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  • Nymans

    Nymans is a spectacular garden made the more romantic by the backdrop of the ruins of the 14th century Manor. In an area renowned for its gardens (the Sussex Weald), Nymans stands out, thanks to the efforts of the Messel family, for more than 100 years between 1892 and 1992, who owned the house and grounds. The landscaping and layout owes its...

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  • STANDEN

    Standen was built by a friend of the famous, William Morris. Morris's beautiful designs can be seen throughout this lovely house, a National Trust property.

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  • Bognor Regis

    In spite of its long history and association with royalty (hence Regis added to its Saxon name in 1929 by King George V), the seaside resort of Bognor became the butt of many a joke in the 70s, not only because of its name (bog-nor) but because it became the site of one of the first Butlins holiday camps.Renewal of Butlins in the last decade has...

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  • Chichester

    Main market town of the region as well as a cathedral city, Chichester has been settled since the Roman times when it was known as Noviomagus Reginorum. With its natural harbour (now silted and therefore used primarily for sailing and other leisure pursuits), it was a safe landing place and believed to have been the landing spot for the original...

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  • Selsey

    The closest open sea beach to Chichester is approx 15 miles to the south and Selsey. Pebble and shingle (so typical of the south coast) is the order of the day. Its a long sweep of beach, with the western part safest and therefore most developed (a number of caravan parks stretch along the shore), but to the east of the High Street is much more...

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  • Bosham

    An historic coastal village, Bosham (pronounced Bozem) is to be found a few miles west of the city of Chichester on an inlet of Chichester Harbour. Rich in history, it is nowadays primarily known for its sailing, located as it is within the relatively safe waters of the Harbour.A settlement has been here since Roman times, close as it is to...

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  • Lancing College and it's Chapel

    Lancing college founded in 1848, initially a school for charitable cases, the agricultural and seafaring workforce. Lancing, Hurstpierpoint and Ardingly all bear the name of Revd Nathaniel Woodard, who founded these schools plus 8 others which were and remain grounded in the Christian faith.

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  • Ditchling's Downs Walking Trail

    This walk has an ascent of 600ft, there are 8 stiles, plenty of rolling South Downs plus a steep ascent and descent. Ditchling has been a settlement for the likes of Dame Vera Lynn, Sir Donald Sinden and even the father of 'The snowman' lives here. The man who created the London underground logo lived here too.The Church is built of flint, when...

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  • LOXWOOD walk - London's Lost Route to...

    This walk is just 4.5 miles (7.2 km) and very pleasant. It takes about 2 hours and has the lovely Wey and Arun Canal running through it.A little about the canal: The Wey and Arun Canal is presently being restored, 23 miles of it, between Shalford and Pallingham, it was built over 200 years ago, completed in 1816 and it links 3000 miles of inland...

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  • Cuckfield Walking Trail

    Cuckfield, attaining it's name from the delights of the cuckoo's that famously frequented the area, the pronouciation is as in Cuckoo!!The village remains small, its charm and quaintness makes the ambience of this village so enticing, as a visitor one simply does not want to leave, its stunning homes, old fashioned shops and countryside that rolls...

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  • Copsale/Nuthurst Walking Trail

    Copsale is a hamlet in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. It was where we started our walk, there is a pub here called the Orchard (we did not use it), it was from here we took our first steps into our 8 mile walk on a crisp, heavily frosted day, the sun shinning brightly and the air with a welcoming chill to it, after being caged up for...

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  • Shipley & Dragons Green Walk

    Shipley is just a 15 min drive from Horsham and sits next to the Hamlet of Dragons Green. Shipley has the largest windmill in Sussex, built in 1879 and in working order, although presently it is no longer open to the public.The windmill along with the property Kingsland was once owned by Hilaire Belloc, the author and poet who wrote a lot about...

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  • Slinfold Walking Trail

    Slinfold is just 5 miles west of Horsham. This village has the true feel of the country and embraces a real community spirit too. As most villages the houses cluster in the main (alhtough now there have been developments grow in the area) around the village shop, the pub and St Peter's church, a restored victorian structure.We began our walk at...

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  • West Chiltington Walking Trail

    This village dates way back, it's medieval church (1150) is on the site of an original Saxon church, unfortunately we were unable to enter it when we visited.There are stocks and a whipping post (1650) that can be seen outside of the church, a museum and windmill as well as old stone built and half timebered dwellings.A quaint village shop still...

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  • Horsham to Rowhook Walking Trail

    This is approx. 10 miles. (6.3/4 miles starting in Warnham, where parking is available in the Village Hall)Starting as a walk alongside the Red River, nearby Tanbridge school, the path takes you across the Rookwood Golf course and into Warnham.Heading through Friday Street and Church Street, you will note this is the older part of the village....

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  • Rusper Walking Trail (2 3/4miles)

    Rusper is a true border village, the Border Path seperates West Sussex and Surrey.Just along from the Plough Inn, which dominates the High Street, opposite the lovely country church is Ghyll Manor and Ghyll Cottage.The word Ghyll is a Norse word, describing a water-cut ravine. Apparently Rusper is one of the country's finest examples of this...

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  • Fittleworth - Stopham Walk

    Here’s a walk combining all the best elements of the English countryside. At various stages there is wildlife, farm life, open fields, valley views, close paths, woodlands and a riverside. There are pigs, cows, swans, hawks and a plethora of fauna to see. There’s also a water mill, an historic bridge built in 1423 and still standing and a 12th...

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  • Bolney Walking Trail

    A super 6.5 mile walk. Bolney was once divided into two small halves, one side with a few cottages, church and pub, the other with a few shops, ie butcher, baker and general stores. This has now virtually disappeared. However, you will easily locate the old butchers and bakers, both of which has been converted into homes but retain their old shop...

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  • Parham House

    Set in the beautiful Sussex countryside, Parham House offers splendid grounds, a house rich in history and splendour and a quite beautiful little church.The origins of the house date back to 1577, and it has been updated a number of times since, but still retains the heritage feel expected from such a stately home-from the Elizabethan Great Hall to...

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  • Bignor Roman Villa

    Dotted around England there are little treasures, undiscovered by many, which add to the rich historical tapestry of England-and one such is this, the Bignor Roman Villa.Tucked away in the countryside of Sussex, whilst little remains of the original, it has been restored to give enough detail to give a good insight to the original...

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  • Bluebell Railway/Sheffield Park Gardens

    If visited together, then this is a good day out. The Sheffield Park station of the Bluebell Railway is a throwback to those halcyon days of steam with décor and staff dressed to match. The trains are originals, lovingly restored to their former glories by volunteers-and you can see their work in the sheds alongside the station, which proudly show...

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  • Arundel

    This is a beautiful part of West Sussex and features Englands second largest castle. It is perched high on a hill overlooking the River Arun. The castle was built by Roger de Montgomery in the 11th century and has been the seat of the Dukes of Norfolk for over 700 years.Another magnificent piece of architecture is the Catholic Cathedral in the High...

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  • Standen

    A family home built in the mid 1890s by prosperous and enlightened solicitor James Beale. Beale commisioned the architect Phillip Webb - a close friend of William Morris. As a result, Standen is a wonderfull preserved homage to Morris and the finest examples of his work in a domestic setting. The rest of the house reflects the Arts & Crafts...

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  • Wakehurst Place

    Wakehurst Place is essentially the Royal Botanic Garden Kew's country estate :) . As a result, the extensive grounds and gardens are spectacular at any time of the year. 2 square kilometres (500 acres) of lakes, Himalayan Glade, formal gardens, water gardens, walled gardens, dales, wood trails, open spaces, wetland conservation areas etc are all to...

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  • Leith Hill -Woodland, parkland, farmland...

    Leith Hill in 851AD was the scene of a battle. The Anglo Saxons under Ethelwulf, father of Alfred the Great, defeated the Danes and saved England for Christianity. The battle was fierce, 15-20,000 soldiers fought on each side and 'rivers of blood' flowed down the hillside.In 1882, in a field near Ockley Village, many ancient human bones were found...

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  • Wakehurst Place

    These beautiful gardens set in Wakehurst Place, West Sussex are part of the Kew Botanical Gardens. It holds the living plant collection which includes many rare and threatened species from around the world and even some that are extinct in the wild. It is the aim of the lab technicians to produce seeds from the plants as part of the Millenium Seed...

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  • Arundel River Trip

    This is a beautifully peaceful journey up the river where you will take note of the quarries that used to be worked and the Black Rabbitt pub, a great place for lunch, which also dates back to the quarry workers time.

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  • SHEFFIELD PARK

    Sheffield Park is a beautiful National Trust property with lovely walking trails and beautiful lakes and ponds. It was designed by Capability Brown and contains very unusual plantings.. Sequoia trees, palm trees.. yes - all in the south of England. I have more pictures under my England page.Just a mile away is one of the stops for the famous...

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  • Wine Tasting

    A trip to Lurgashall Winery is a must to try some of the finest fruit and traditional English wines.

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West Sussex Hotels

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  • Swan Hotel

    27-29 High Street, Arundel, BN18 9AG, gb

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Chichester Park Hotel

    Pretty characterless hotel on an industrial estate east of the city centre. Too far out to walk....

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  • Arora International Gatwick

    Stayed here for one night following flight into Gatwick, booked it prior to visit following...

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  • Butlins Shoreline Hotel

    Bognor Regis, PO21 1JJ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • The Windsor Hotel

    14-20 Windsor Road, Worthing, BN11 2LX, GB

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Gravetye Manor

    Near East Grinstead, East Grinstead, SU, RH19 4LJ,

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Premier Inn Horsham

    57 North Street, Horsham, RH12 1RB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Bailiffscourt Hotel

    Climping Street, Climping, West Sussex, BN17 5RW, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Best Western Old Tollgate Hotel

    The Street, Bramber, West Sussex, BN44 3WE, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

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