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Pictures of West Sussex

A county in England

About the county of 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.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in West Sussex

Fishbourne Creek at sunset

Fishbourne (21 Pictures)

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...

Horsham, West Sussex - West Street

Horsham (48 Pictures)

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...

Lancing sunrise

Lancing (20 Pictures)

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...

High Tide at Selsey November 2005

Selsey (12 Pictures)

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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Recommended attractions in West Sussex

A picture of Amberley Castle

Amberley Castle (20 Pictures)

900 year old Amberley Castle is an award-winning Country Castle Hotel and Restaurant with an international reputation. ..

The last remaining tower of Bramber Castle, West Sussex

Bramber Castle (10 Pictures)

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.....

Chichester Market Cross, Chichester, West Sussex

Chichester Cross (12 Pictures)

Chichester's Market Cross is reputedly the finest in Britain. It was given to the city in 1501 by Edward Story, bishop of.....

A picture of Cissbury Ring

Cissbury Ring (6 Pictures)

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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