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A county in England

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

Bosham village

Bosham (96 Pictures)

Interesting little place with the picture post-card appeal of 'Sussex by the Sea' which for centuries has captivated artists from all over...

Petworth House, West Sussex

Petworth (25 Pictures)

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...

Stoughton in West Sussex, England.

Stoughton (4 Pictures)

This is a pleasant rural village lying between Chichesters' old harbour and the footpaths of the South Down's Way...

A picture of West Wittering

West Wittering (12 Pictures)

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Recommended attractions in West Sussex

Buchan Country Park

Buchan Country Park (1 Pictures)

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Another view of Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral (48 Pictures)

The Norman cathedral at Chichester was founded on its present site about 1080, and is still substantially the same building as.....

Picturesque playing field: Cowdray House

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.....

Forest Trail in Tilgate Forest Country Park near The Forest Bed and Breakfast

Tilgate Forest Country Park (14 Pictures)

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