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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

Chichester Canal

Chichester (69 Pictures)

Chichester is a wonderful coastal town with a history of strong sea-faring traditions...

Newtimber Place. West Sussex

Newtimber (5 Pictures)

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

Sunset on the Beach

Pagham (23 Pictures)

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...

Shoreham Airport

Shoreham-by-Sea (92 Pictures)

Now an increasingly popular and interesting resort...

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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. ..

To the chapel in Arundel garden

Arundel Castle (209 Pictures)

The distant view of massive Arundel Castle shrouded by beech woods against a pale Sussex sky gives visitors some hint of the.....

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.....

Another view of Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral (47 Pictures)

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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