It's easy to unwind amidst West Sussex's fairy tale castles, glorious stately homes and rolling downs. Meet William the Conqueror and Dukes of Norfolk on castle ramparts or mingle with the motoring and racing crowd at country house estates. If you are looking for things to do in West Sussex, think champagne, strawberries and extreme millinery. Get active on the South Downs bridleways and walking trails that cut through scenic river valleys and ancient woodlands. Cyclists get right of way and lungs fill with fresh English-Channel air on bike paths between quintessentially English coastal towns like Worthing and Shoreham.