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Holidays in Sussex

Home to the South Downs National Park visitors to East Sussex and West Sussex are spoilt for choice with things to see and do.  With the South Downs stretching across the two counties, it is a walkers’ paradise and with many cycle routes too, it is definitely worthwhile bringing your bicycle.
Right in the middle, the cosmopolitan city of Brighton is not only a vibrant seaside resort with its extravagant Royal Pavilion, but also has the distinctive shopping streets of The Lanes if you are looking to treat yourself to something special.
Chichester and Chichester Harbour blend seamlessly together with the Harbour being a haven for wildlife and birds.  The city of Chichester itself has a good mix of ancient and modern, with the Cathedral and Roman Walls being examples of the former, and with boutique shops and the many stylish restaurants being wonderfully contemporary.
The ancient town of Arundel is steeped in medieval history, and a visit to Arundel Castle and Cathedral is a highlight to any stay. 
To the east the historic cinque port of Rye attracts visitors throughout the year through its history, cobbled streets and shear appeal. Mermaid Street in the heart of town with its period buildings is particularly sought out by visitors. 
Inland or on the coast there is always a lot of choice. With the beaches of The Witterings, Climping, Brighton, Eastbourne and Camber Sands, and with spectacular chalk cliffs in between at Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, the Sussex Coast is varied and a great place for a family holiday.
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Places in Sussex to visit

Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle is one of the longest inhabited country houses in England dating back to the 11th century. It is seat to the Dukes of Norfolk.


Set in a valley beneath the picturesque village of Burwash, Bateman's was once home to Rudyard Kipling. The garage still contains his vintage Rolls Royce.

Battle Abbey

The site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066 makes for a memorable day out. Stand on the spot where King Harold is said to have died.

Bluebell Railway

A preserved steam railway running through the heart of mid Sussex between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead.

Chichester Cathedral

A living and working cathedral that has been at the centre of life in Chichester for 1000 years.

Petworth House

The magnificent country house and park designed by Capability Brown is in the heart of West Sussex. The house is home to one of the largest Turner exhibitions of paintings outside London.

The Royal Pavilion Brighton

The extraordinary and extravagant pleasure palace built for the Prince Regent, who later became King Geroge IV.

Wakehurst Place

Wakehurst Place contains the world's largest seed conservation project and is of international significance for its beautiful botanic gardens and tree collections