Why West Sussex?

Heritage

If you are looking to visit a county that’s packed full of history and heritage then West Sussex will not disappoint. Goodwood is an impressive country estate that was built in the 1600s. Goodwood plays host to a number of festivals including the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed and also Goodwood Revival. If want to get out into the countryside, the Monarch’s Way long distance walk passes south of Good wood Racecourse so there’s the perfect opportunity to do a bit of walking .

Petworth House and Park is the another stunning mansion that is surrounded by beautiful deer park. The house was built in the 17th Century and provides a great day out for all the family especially those interested in art. The house has the National Trust’s finest collection of artwork with work by Turner, Van Dyke, Blake as well as classical sculptures and much more.

If you want to go back even further in time then a must visit is Arundel Castle. This restored medieval castle was built in the 11th Century and overlooks the River Arun. There are lots of events organised at the castle throughout the year including the annual Arundel Festival which showcases visual art, music, theatre and street entertainment.


Landscape & Scenery

West Sussex is home to an abundance of footpaths and over 50% of the county is designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The chalk hills of the South Downs lie across the south east coast from Itchen in Hampshire to Beachy Head in East Sussex. If you are a keen walker and really want to spend your time in West Sussex in the great outdoors then South Downs Way is just for you as it is a 101 mile walk. Or try the Serpent Trail which takes you on a 64 mile walk through the glorious West Sussex countryside.

If you don’t fancy walking so far and want a more gentle walk then there are plenty of options from the Worth Way, a 7 mile walk following a disused railway from Three Bridges to East Grinstead; The Chichester Tree Trail, a 1.5 mile walk that shows visitors some of the most interesting trees in Chichester to the Centurion Railway Path, a 5 mile walk that is relatively flat and starts in Chichester and ends in West Dean.

Of course these are just a few of the many walks available in West Sussex. To find out more about walking in the county please click here.

If you want to see some wildlife and the coast then head to Pagham Harbour. It is a protected area of wetland and home to little egrets, ringed plovers, lapwings, hedgerows, dragonflies lizards and migrant birds in the summer and autumn. In the autumn and winter over 20,000 ducks, geese, and waders come to the reserve making it an impressive wildlife area.

Other top attractions and places to visit in West Sussex include Hever Castle, Chichester Cathedral and the Worthing Museum and Art Gallery. Please see out Things to Do section to search for all attractions and events in West Sussex.


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The Norfolk Arms Hotel

Arundel, West Sussex

Located in the heart of Arundel, within the shadow of Arundel Castle, the Norfolk Arms Hotel is a charming...

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The White Hart

South Harting, West Sussex

The White Hart is a fine old village pub full of character and charm where you'll be assured of a friendly...

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The Old House Inn

Copthorne, West Sussex

Situated just minutes from Gatwick Airport yet with a surprisingly remote feel, the Old House Inn has been...

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The George and Dragon

Horsham, West Sussex

The George and Dragon near Shipley, is a traditional English country pub with a large open fire and warm,...

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The Seal

Selsey, West Sussex

Enjoy all the comforts of home in The Seal’s recently refurbished and well-appointed guest rooms; an ideal...

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The Welldiggers Arms

Petworth, West Sussex

This 300-year-old country pub with rooms is set within the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park.

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The Swan Hotel

Arundel, West Sussex

The Swan is a traditional country pub with rooms in the heart of the West Sussex market town of Arundel.

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The White Horse

Chichester, West Sussex

The White Horse, Chilgrove is nestled at the foot of the stunning South Downs. The dining room and hotel...

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The Cat Inn

West Hoathly, West Sussex

The Cat Inn is a stunning 16th Century pub, set in the picturesque village of West Hoathly.

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The Chichester Inn

Chichester, West Sussex

The Chichester is a traditional Inn, Grade 2 listed and dating from 1785, conveniently located within the old...

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