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.
The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, home to over 50 historic building exhibits, demonstrates how barley and hops are transformed into ale and beer.
Location: Singleton, Nr Chichester, West Sussex
Escape to West Dean Gardens and explore the autumnal colours of the Arboretum, Pergola, Kitchen Gardens and orchard and award-winning Sunken Garden.
Location: Chichester, West Sussex