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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. View the pictures of West Sussex..

Recommended towns & villages in West Sussex



This attractive hill-town is dominated by the sheer magnificence of its castle..

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Bosham Church, West Sussex


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

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Chichester Market Cross, Chichester, West Sussex


Chichester is a wonderful coastal town with a history of strong sea-faring traditions...

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Fishbourne Creek at sunset


This is a large village, it is a combination of Old Fishbourne and New Fishbourne. The discovery of the Roman Villa here confirms that this was a settlement during Roman times, if not before...

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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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Lancing College


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...

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The east bank of the river Arun in Littlehampton, West Sussex. looking south. Taken 6th Jan 2007


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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St. Mary's - The Parish Church of 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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Uppark, West Sussex

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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Stoughton in West Sussex, England.


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

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Recommended attractions in West Sussex

The 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 Gardens

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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Borde Hill Garden 24 June 2011

Borde Hill Garden

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

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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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Buchan Country Park

Buchan Country Park


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Chichester Cathedral from  the city walls in Priory Park

Chichester Cathedral

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

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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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Goodwood House

Goodwood House


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Newtimber Place. West Sussex

Newtimber Place

Newtimber Place is a Sussex moated house, build of flint and brick with a roof of Horsham stone. The original house was probably.....

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April sunrise

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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