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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
Chichester is a wonderful coastal town with a history of strong sea-faring traditions...
East Grinstead became notable following World War II for its Queen Victoria Hospital where remarkable plastic surgery operations were performed on badly burned servicemen...
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...
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!..All West Sussex towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
Recommended attractions in West Sussex
Worthing's foremost ornamental garden that was purchased from the Beach House Estate in December 1922 and opened to the public in.....
Borde Garden occupies a lovely landscape surrounding a splendid English mansion. It is an exceptionally beautiful garden,.....
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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Random England fact:
The house of Sir Joseph Wilson Swan (inventor of the incandescent light bulb) in Gateshead was the first in the world to be lit by a lightbulb.
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