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 Arundel Castle’s 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 National Park bridleways, cycling and walking trails that cut through scenic river valleys and ancient woodlands. Fill your lungs with fresh English-Channel air on the beach at quintessentially English coastal towns like The Witterings, Worthing and Shoreham. Or discover local stories and foodie gems in West Sussex’s county town of Chichester.
Places to visit in West Sussex
World-class productions and an unrivalled environmental ethos make this theatre 2022’s winner of the Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award.
Spot multi-coloured sailing boats, follow your nose in fudge shops and snuggle down in cosy pubs on a visit to The Witterings.
Location: Witterings, West Sussex
Famous for long sunshine hours, royal visits and Billy Butlin, the seaside town of Bognor Regis, on the border of the South Downs National Park, is the perfect destination for a family-friendly short break.
Location: Bognor Regis, West Sussex
Known locally as 'the jewel in Worthing's crown', Worthing Museum & Art Gallery is much more than meets the eye.
Location: Worthing, West Sussex