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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

Guildhall museum in Priory Park, Chichester, with cricketers practicing before their match

Chichester (70 Pictures)

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

Fishbourne Duckpond near Chichester, West Sussex

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...

St. Mary's - The Parish Church of Sompting

Sompting (23 Pictures)

Sompting has one of the oldest churches in the country. The parish church of St. Mary is mainly Norman, but has much visible Anglo-Saxon work...

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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. ..

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.....

Cowdray House

Cowdray House (24 Pictures)

Today we associate Cowdray with the famous Polo Club, but the stark ruins sitting above the genteel town of Midhurst stand.....

Newtimber Place. West Sussex

Newtimber Place (4 Pictures)

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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