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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

River Arun, Arundel

Arundel

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

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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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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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Newtimber Place. West Sussex

Newtimber

A small village in the South Downs area. It has church and a Manor House but no pub or shops..

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'The Stump', Pagham Harbour at low tide

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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Southwick dock, Part of Shoreham Harbour, looking East; Shoreham Power station in distance

Shoreham-by-Sea

Now an increasingly popular and interesting resort...

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St. Mary's - The Parish Church of 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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The Beach at West Wittering, Chichester, West Sussex

West Wittering

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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 clouds

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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Boat on a sea of Tulips. Beach House Park - Worthing

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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Borde Hill, 1oth October 2012

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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Another view of Chichester Cathedral

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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Chichester 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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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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Campbells lake view, Tilgate park, Tilgate, Crawley, West sussex

Tilgate Forest Country Park

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