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Bosham, West Sussex. July 2006

About West Sussex

The once County of Sussex can be located on the South Coast of England but is now divided into two separate counties, one being East Sussex and the other West Sussex. Bounded by the Counties of Hampshire, Kent and Surrey, 'Sussex' fronts the English Channel which seperates the United Kingdom from mainland Europe. Lewes is the county town in East Sussex and Brighton, one of Englands most popular holiday resorts which has been regarded as a ‘pleasure dome’ for centuries can also be found in East Sussex. The county town of West Sussex is Chichester and is famed for its rich heritage of historic buildings and picturesque countryside. The nearby town of Rye has delightful winding cobbled streets and old timber framed buildings and is regarded by many as the prettiest town in England. Hastings is an old fishing town and offers all the traditional amusements of the seaside, but retains much of the character from its colourful past. Rich in history, Hastings is famous worldwide for the 'Battle of Hastings' in 1066 between the invading Normans and the defending Saxons, the actual battle itself took place 6 miles inland from the town of Hastings, at a smaller town aptly named 'Battle' which is well worth a visit.
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Queen Victoria Hospital

East Grinstead

East Grinstead became notable following World War II for its Queen Victoria Hospital where remarkable plastic surgery operations were performed on badly burned servicemen...

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A picture of Horsham

Horsham

A feature of the town is St.Mark's Church in North Street, this was built in 1839 but was considerably altered during restoration work of around 1869...

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Littlehampton

Littlehampton

Littlehampton is a pleasant holiday resort that offers miles of golden sands for sunbathing, or for children to have a fine time building sand castles!..

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Cowdray Ruins, Midhurst, West Sussex

Midhurst

Popular small market resort town whose beautiful 19th-century church stands close to the banks of the River Rother, on which the town stands...

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Lagoon

Pagham

A short distance from Chichester on the Sussex Heritage Coast lies the beautiful and unspoiled stretch of mud flats of Pagham Harbour, now a fascinating nature reserve of over 1,000 acres...

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Petworth, West Sussex

Petworth

Petworth is an atmospheric place, it has a wealth of historic visitor attractions nearby and its close proximity to the attractive town of Chichester and its famous harbour...

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High Tide at Selsey November 2005

Selsey

This is a picturesque resort town with a dramatic low-lying headland known as Selsey Bill, from here there are lovely views towards famous Chichester Harbour and the little harbour at Pagham where there is a nature reserve...

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The Gardeners Arms Sompting

Sompting

Sompting has one of the oldest churches in the country. The parish church of St. Mary is mainly Norman, but has much visible Anglo-Saxon work...

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Harting

South Harting

The main village street is thronged with exquisite old properties, some of brick, some tile hung, and some are built of Sussex clunch - a beautiful building material of soft limestone...

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A picture of West Wittering

West Wittering

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Recommended attractions in West Sussex

A picture of Amberley Castle

Amberley Castle

900 year old Amberley Castle is an award-winning Country Castle Hotel and Restaurant with an international reputation. ..

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Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle

The distant view of massive Arundel Castle shrouded by beech woods against a pale Sussex sky gives visitors some hint of the.....

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Beach House Park, Worthing, West Sussex

Beach House Park

Worthing's foremost ornamental garden that was purchased from the Beach House Estate in December 1922 and opened to the public in.....

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The last remaining tower of Bramber Castle, West Sussex

Bramber Castle

These relics are all that is left of an early Norman castle, built on the edge of the Downs. It was originally built by William.....

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Market Cross, Chichester, West Sussex

Chichester Cross

Chichester's Market Cross is reputedly the finest in Britain. It was given to the city in 1501 by Edward Story, bishop of.....

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A picture of Cissbury Ring

Cissbury Ring

This is an ancient Iron Age Hill-Fort lying between Worthing and Findon, it is thought to have been occupied between the 5th.....

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Cowdray House, Midhurst, West Sussex

Cowdray House

Today we associate Cowdray with the famous Polo Club, but the stark ruins sitting above the genteel town of Midhurst stand.....

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Goodwood House

Goodwood House

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East side of Devil's Dyke where kites fly & families play. The South Downs

The South Downs

One of the glories of the South Downs are the many rivers that carve through its beautiful towns and peaceful villages as they.....

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Tilgate Forest, Crawley

Tilgate Forest Country Park

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