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About the county of 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.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in West Sussex

Lancing College

Lancing (20 Pictures)

Lancing is found between Worthing and Shoreham-by-the-Sea, it has a pleasant coastal atmosphere and an enjoyable mix of properties from several periods...

Pagham Spit, Pagham, West Sussex

Pagham (23 Pictures)

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...

St. Mary's - The Parish Church of Sompting

Sompting (23 Pictures)

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...

A picture of West Wittering

West Wittering (9 Pictures)

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Recommended attractions in West Sussex

The Castle

Amberley Castle (20 Pictures)

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

Borde Hill Garden 24 June 2011

Borde Hill Garden (37 Pictures)

Borde Garden occupies a lovely landscape surrounding a splendid English mansion. It is an exceptionally beautiful garden,.....

Buchan Country Park

Buchan Country Park (1 Pictures)

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Cowdray House, Midhurst, West Sussex

Cowdray House (24 Pictures)

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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