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About the county of West SussexThe 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.
See our recommended West Sussex towns and villages below, along with our listed West Sussex attractions, and West Sussex hotels and holiday cottages.
Recommended towns & villages to visit in West Sussex
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...
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...
Popular small market resort town whose beautiful 19th-century church stands close to the banks of the River Rother, on which the town stands...
A small village in the South Downs area. It has church and a Manor House but no pub or shops..All West Sussex towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
Recommended attractions in West Sussex
900 year old Amberley Castle is an award-winning Country Castle Hotel and Restaurant with an international reputation. ..
Worthing's foremost ornamental garden that was purchased from the Beach House Estate in December 1922 and opened to the public in.....
The Norman cathedral at Chichester was founded on its present site about 1080, and is still substantially the same building as.....
This is an ancient Iron Age Hill-Fort lying between Worthing and Findon, it is thought to have been occupied between the 5th.....All West Sussex AttractionsCastles in West SussexWest Sussex Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
Random England fact:
The Cotswolds is the largest 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB) in the UK.
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