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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.
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Standen estate, East Grinstead, West Sussex

East Grinstead

East Grinstead became notable following World War II for its Queen Victoria Hospital where remarkable plastic surgery operations were performed on badly burned servicemen...

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Evening sun through an Oak tree in Fishbourne, West Sussex

Fishbourne

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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Sunset over Fulking, West Sussex

Fulking

Fulking is a small village flourishing amongst the northern slopes of the South Downs...

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Littlehampton Beach, sunset Nov 2006

Littlehampton

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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A nice bar 'The Wheatsheaf', 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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Peace and quiet

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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Boats on beach

Selsey

This is a picturesque resort town with a dramatic low-lying headland known as Selsey Bill, from here there are lovely views towards famous Chichester Harbour and the little harbour at Pagham where there is a nature reserve...

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Shoreham Airport

Shoreham-by-Sea

Now an increasingly popular and interesting resort...

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Harting

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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Worthing

Worthing is a delight for visitors, situated between the beautiful South Downs, and five miles of award winning coastline. The town welcomes visitors with its superb theatres,.....

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Recommended attractions in West Sussex

A picture of Amberley 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, West Sussex

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 House

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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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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Goodwood House 2010

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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The South Downs

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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