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West Sussex

Breathtaking castles, stately homes and days out in beautiful countryside

Welcome to West Sussex!

Most of West Sussex is made up of the beautiful South Downs National Park, but the whole of Sussex’s countryside is a joy to behold. The huge park incorporates rolling hills, bustling market towns, breathtaking views and hidden gems. Visitors can discover the white cliffs of Seven Sisters, rolling farmland, ancient woodland and lowland heaths or enjoy the many picture-perfect villages, grand historic houses, traditional country pubs or flourishing vineyards. West Sussex is also packed with historical interest and there are nearly 1,000 years of history at Arundel Castle situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun.

The the county boasts some of the best local produce in England so dining out is a real treat. From country hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants, to the gastropubs dotted throughout the county and the waterside cafes of its seaside resorts, West Sussex has a plethora of choice when it comes to eating out. ‘Local’ is the watchword on many menus, which offer lamb and game from the South Downs, mullet from the River Arun and Selsey prawns and crab, among other delights. The county’s sparkling wines rival French champagnes and it even produces a Parmesan-style cheese. And it doesn’t just end there – if you’re in the mood for seaside kitsch or unspoilt beaches you can also enjoy a perfect family day out at the quintessentially-English coastal towns of Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea. Don’t leave without sampling the fish and chips!

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