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Kingdom of Sussex
The Kingdom of The South Saxons
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The Kingdom of Sussex, (Suth Seaxe, i.e. the South Saxons), was one of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, the boundaries of which coincided in general with those of the earlier kingdom of the Regini and the later county of Sussex. A large part of that district, however, was covered in early times by the forest called Andred. According to the traditional account given in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, it was in 477 that a certain Ælle led the invaders ashore at a place called Cymenes ora and defeated the inhabitants. A further battle at a place called Mearcredes burne is recorded under the year 485, and in the annal for 491 we read that Ælle and Cissa his son sacked Anderida and slew all the inhabitants. Ælle is the first king of the invading race whom Bede describes as exercising supremacy over his fellows, though little weight can be attached to the dates and events given by the Chronicle, which was not compiled until some centuries later.

The history of Sussex now becomes a blank until 607, in which year Ceolwulf of Wessex is found fighting against the South Saxons. In 681 Wilfrid of York, on his expulsion from Northumbria by Ecgfrith, retired into Sussex, where he remained until 686 converting its pagan inhabitants. According to Bede, Æðelwealh, king of Sussex, had been previously baptized in Mercia at the suggestion of Wulfhere, who presented him with the Isle of Wight and the district about the Meon. After Wilfrid's exertions in relieving a famine which occurred in Sussex, Æðelwealh gave lands in Selsey to him on which to found an abbey, that later became the seat of the South Saxon bishopric, and remained so until 1075. Shortly afterwards, however, Æðelwealh was slain and his kingdom ravaged by the exiled West Saxon prince Caedwalla. The latter was eventually expelled by two Ealdormen named Berhthun and Andhun, who thereupon assumed the government of the kingdom. In 686 the South Saxons attacked Hlothhere, king of Kent, in support of his nephew Eadric, but soon afterwards Berhthun was killed and the kingdom subjugated for a time by Ceadwalla, who had now become king of Wessex.


Of the later South Saxon kings we have little knowledge except from occasional charters. In 692 a grant is made by a king called Noðhelm, or Nunna, to his sister, which is witnessed by another king called Watt. Nunna is described in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as the kinsman of Ine of Wessex who fought with him against Geraint, King of the Britons, in 710. According to Bede, Sussex was subject to Ine for a number of years. A charter [2], dated 775 in error for 725, purports to be a grant by Noðhelm to Eadberht, Bishop of Selsey, and to this too Watt appears as a witness. But this charter is now believed to be a forgery from the late 10th century or early 11th century, and is therefore of no value. 
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The death of Eadwine, Ealdorman of Sussex, is recorded in 982, because he was buried at Abingdon Abbey in Berkshire, where one version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle was compiled. According to the abbey's records, in which he was called princeps Australium Saxonum, Eadwinus nomine, he bequeathed estates to them in his will, although the document itself has not survived. Earlier in the same year he witnessed a charter of King Æðelræd Unræd [  as Eaduuine dux. His name was also added to a forged charter dated 956 (possibly an error for 976)

In the next generation, Wulfnoð Cild, Thegn of Sussex, played a prominent part in English politics. In 1009 his actions resulted in the destruction of the English fleet, and by 1011 Sussex, together with most of South East England, was in the hands of the Danes. In an early example of local government reform, the Anglo-Saxon ealdormandoms were abolished by the Danish kings and replaced a smaller number of larger earldoms. Wulfnoð Cild was the father of Godwine, who was made Earl of Wessex in 1020. His earldom included Sussex. When he died in 1053, Godwine was succeeded as Earl of Wessex (including Sussex) by his son Harold, who had previously been Earl of East Anglia.

The Saxons mainly built wooden buildings, but some of the stone buildings still exist. The Normans invaded and took ownership of the county in 1066. The Normans built many stone castles and churches, often on the site of a previous Saxon or Roman buildings
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Cornfield Road , Eastbourne , BN21 4QL   Tel: +44 (0) 1323 411 400  Fax: 01323 649574
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The Stade , Old Town , Hastings , TN34 1EZ   Tel: +44 (0) 1424 781 111   Fax: 01424 781186
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9 The Causeway , Horsham , RH12 1HE   Tel: 01403 211661  Fax: 01403 282594
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Church Road , Hove , BN3 3BQ   Tel: +44 (0) 1273 292 589

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187 High Street , Lewes , BN7 2DE   Tel: +44 (0) 1273 483448   Fax: 01273 484003
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Look & Sea Visitor Centre , 63-65 Surrey Street , Littlehampton   Tel: +44 (0)1903 713 480  Fax: 01903 721866
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North Street , Midhurst , GU28 9DW   Tel: +44 (0)1730 817 322  Fax: 01730 817120
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Market Square , Petworth , GU28 0AF   Tel: +44 (0)1798 343 523   Fax: 01798 343942
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Rye Heritage Centre , Strand Quay , Rye , TN31 7AY   Tel: +44 (0) 1797 226 696  Fax: 01797 223460
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25 Clinton Place , Seaford , BN25 1NP   Tel: +44 (0) 1323 897 426   Fax: 01323 897426
Email: seafordtic@lewes.gov.uk
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SHOREHAM Civic Centre, Ham Road BN43 6PR  Tel: 01903 221307  Fax: 01903 236227
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The Clergy House is remarkable as an ordinary house surviving from the 14th century. It was probably built for a farmer but became the property of the church, which is how it gets its name. By the 1890s, it was virtually derelict. It would have been lost forever but for the efforts of Reverend Beynon who persuaded the newly formed National Trust to buy and restore it in 1896.You can also visit the excellent shop.Explore the delightful garden and savour the idyllic setting beside Alfriston's parish church with stunning views across the meandering river Cuckmere.
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AMBERLEY WORKING MUSEUM
 
36 acres of fun, inside and out, for the whole family! Travel around site by vintage bus and narrow-gauge railway. See our traditional craftspeople such as the potter and broom-maker at work. Visit the EDF Energy Electricity Hall, Connected Earth telecommunications exhibition, Print Workshop and much more. Enjoy our nature trails, new restaurant, gift shop and picnic areas too! Dogs welcome on leads.

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AMBERLEY VILLAGE POTTERY

is a working studio where Caroline Seaton, Barbara Ward and David Berry produce a range of pottery using traditional materials and techniques. They make a wide range of domestic pots to complement food and drink, including plates, cups and saucers, bowls, cooking pots, jugs and wine goblets. They also produce their own one-off pieces - large floor jars, platters, vases and lamp bases to sit in odd corners, fireplaces or conservatories. Every piece is hand made using traditional Studio Pottery skills. The glazes are developed and mixed by them to produce a range of colours to suit every home. Their aim is to provide useful pots at affordable prices. Caroline, Barbara and David do not give demonstrations as such but are happy for visitors to watch and chat while they work.  

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The Aquarena offers far more than just a swim, with a main pool being 33 metres long and learner pool, diving boards, flume, sauna, steam room, sunbeds, Pulsecity Health and Fitness Centre and, in the summer months, an outdoor Paddling Pool. A wide range of exercise classes and activities are currently available  Swimming Lessons are available for all ages and abilities with intensive swimming lessons running in each school holiday. The Pulsecity Health & Fitness Centre located at the Aquarena is fully equipped with the latest Pulse fitness resistance equipment . The cardio/vascular area provides state of the art programmable running, cycling and stepping and cross training machines  . Pulsecity provides a very thorough induction course with qualified fitness advisors to help new members commence their exercise programme at the correct level.There is a creche available at selected periods during the week.  The Paddling Pool provides hours of fun for everyone in the summer. Supervised by a qualified lifeguard. Toilets and ice cream facilities available.

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Saturday : 09.00 - 1200 1300 - 17.45
Sunday : 08.00 - 18.45

Email: worthingleisure@worthing.gov.uk

AQUARENA CLICK


01903 231797
ARLINGTON BLUEBELL WALK
23 acre deciduous wood managed to enhance carpets of white wood anemones followed by bluebells. Choice of seven different walks with many informative signs on the flora and fauna. On one of the three farms you can view cows being milked in a modern milking parlour. Countryside exhibition in entrance barn.

Arlington Bluebell Walk

Bates Green Farm, Tye Hill Rd, Arlington, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 6SH
Fax: 01323 482039

 

ARLINGTON BLUEBELL WALK CLICK


01323 485152
ARUN LEISURE CENTRE
The facility offers fantastic sports opportunities in a comfortable, relaxed environment.A 25 metre, 8 lane swimming pool, a learner pool, a 25 metre waterslide, 36 station gym, a sports hall, astroturf pitch, a soft play area and 2 licensed bars.
Arun Leisure Centre
Arun Leisure Centre, Felpham Way
BOGNOR REGIS, West Sussex PO22 8ED
 Located at Felpham on the east side of Bognor Regis (one mile), on the A259.
Open 07.00 - 22.00 Monday - Friday and 09.00 - 23.00 Saturday and Sunday
Fax: 01243 825933
email: alc@inspireleisure.co.uk
ARUN LEISURE CENTRE CLICK
01243 826612
ARUNDEL
Arundel is the Historic Heart of the South Downs. Your first view of the town is guaranteed to take your breath away. Dominated by the 11th Century Norman Castle and Roman Catholic Gothic cathedral which sit side-by-side, high on a hillside, Arundel has quaint narrow streets, specialist shops and a good mix of restaurants. Historic and beautiful – that’s the best way to describe charming Arundel. active visitors, there are great walks around the town, including the Arundel Audio Tour which you can hire from the Visitor Information Centre. This takes you through Arundel’s cobbled streets at your own pace on your very own historical tour! Nearby walks include the River Arun, Arundel Park and South Downs - contact the Visitor Information Centre for details. Frighten yourself with spooky local stories at Arundel Ghost Experience. The River Arun winds its way around the town and is a magnet for wildlife. With more than 60 acres of ponds, lakes and reedbeds
Arundel
Tourist Offices
61 High Street , Arundel , BN18 9AJ    Fax: 01903 882419 
email: tourism@arun.gov.uk
 
ARUNDEL CLICK

(0)1903 882 268
ARUNDEL CASTLE
Seat of the Dukes of Norfolk, this magnificent castle is still a family home and reflects the changes of nearly 1,000 years. Fine collections of paintings and works of art, including Mary Queen of Scots rosary.Arundel castle was built early in the eleventh century by Earl Roger de Montgomery, a follower of William the Conqueror. William d'Aubigny received the Honour of Arundel in 1138. Since then the castle has passed down through the Fitzalan family to the Howards, the Dukes of Norfolk. The castle is home to the current Duke . The castle has been besieged 3 times. By King Henry 1st in 1102, again in 1139 when the castle sheltered the Empress Matilda, who staked a claim to the throne of England. The final siege and sack was by Cromwell's Parliamentarian forces in 1643 - 1644.   The castle has now been extensivley restored and shows little of the damage inflicted in earlier years. Arundel sits overlooking the river Arun, near the village of Arundel. The castle and grounds are open to the public for most of the summer months. There is a car park and a cafeteria and gift shop in the castle.  40 acres of grounds and gardens and Medieval Keep. Guide dogs only. Events throughout the season.

Arundel Castle

 Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9AB
2 April – 27 October daily except Saturdays. Keep, grounds, gardens, shop, restaurant 11am – 5pm, Castle 12noon – 5pm. Last entry 4pm.
 mailto: info@arundelcastle.org 

 ARUNDEL CASTLE CLICK

(0)1903
 883136
ARUNDEL CATHEDRAL

The Cathedral, originally known as the Church of St. Philip Neal, was commissioned by Henry XV Duke of Norfolk in 1868 and was opened on 1st of July 1873. The architect was Joseph Hansom, inventor of the Hansom Cab. The style of the Cathedral is French Gothic of about 1400. It was created a Cathedral in 1965 and its dedication was changed to Our Lady and St. Philip Howard in October 1970.

Arundel Cathdral
Parsons Hill, ARUNDEL
W Sussex
BN18 9AY
Open everyday 9 am until 6pm and on Christmas Day after Noon.
Fax: 01903 85335
email: aruncath1@aol.com
ARUNDEL CATHDRAL CLICK    
01903 882297
ARUNDEL LIDO
With clear views of Arundel Castle in the background, Arundel Lido offers one of the most beautiful locations in England for open air swimming. The 2 heated pools are surrounded by grassed areas for sunbathing and picnics. Visitors are requested to note that this is a non smoking site and dogs, other than guide dogs are not permitted.
Arundel Lido
Queen Street
ARUNDEL
West Sussex
BN18 9JG
email: act.pool@btinternet.com
website: www.arundellido.com 

01903 882404
ARUNDEL MUSEUM & HERITAGE CENTRE
2000 years of Arundel's fascination heritage and artefacts, magnificent models, fabulous old photographs, superb scale models. Special seasonal exhibitions
Arundel Museum & Heritage Centre
61 High Street, ARUNDEL
West Sussex BN18 9AJ
Take the A27 into Arundel town centre. You will enter the top of the high street. There is limited on- street parking but continue down the hill and there are two car parks on the North of the river and one on the Southside. The Museum is halfway up the High Street on the Westside opposite the Castle Wall.
Open: Apr-Sept: Mon-Sat 1030-1700. Sun 1400-1700. Last admission 1630
Fax: 01903 882456
email: info@arundelmuseum.org.uk
ARUNDEL MUSEUM CLICK
01903 882344
ASHDOWN FOREST LLAMA PARK
 
See over 100 llamas and alpacas! Watch them in the fields, or get close to them in the barns. Farm Walks, a Museum, Picnic Area, Coffee Shop, Adventure Play Area and exceptional views. The ‘Alpaca Shop’ has an exciting range of alpaca knitwear, accessories and rugs, and the Gift Shop has a wide range of South American crafts, llamarabilia and pocket money toys. Take a llama for a walk! – over 14s only, prebooking normally required – see website for details/charges. Sorry, no dogs. Free entry to Shop and our Coffee Shop..


Ashdown llama Park

Ashdown Forest Llama Park, Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5JN 

EVERY DAY (except 25/26 December) 10am – 5pm.

  mailto:info@llamapark.co.uk

ASHDOWN FOREST LLAMA PARK CLICK

(0)1825
712040
AYERS LEISURE LIDO

Description: Fun for all the family at this amusement centre complete with rides and amusements, gift shop and ice cream parlour.

Ayers Leisure Lido,
Marine Parade, , Worthing,
West Sussex, BN113PX



01903 213486 
BARNHAM WINDMILL & TEAROOMS

Description: Built in 1829 by Henry Martin, this windmill has been fully restored back to full working wind power.
Barnham Windmill

 Barnham Windmill & Tearooms,
Yapton Road, Barham, Bognor Regis,
West Sussex, PO220BD

Fax: 01243 555945 


01243 555728
BATTLE ABBEY
 Battle Abbey was built in 1070 on Senlac hill, the site of the Battle of Hastings. The Pope ordered the Abbey built by the victor, William of Normandy, as penance for the life lost in the battle. The alter was built on the spot where King Harold supposedly fell.The Abbey was home to a thriving community of Benedictine Monks, until the black death heavily depleted their numbers in the 15th century. The abbey never fully recoverd and struggled to survive until Henry VIII's disolution of the monasteries in 1538.
Battle
                            Abbey
Tourist Offices
88 High Street , Battle , TN33 0AQ   
Fax: 01424 773436
Email: battletic@rother.gov.uk
BATTLE ABBEY CLICK

(0)1424 773 721
BEACHY HEAD COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE

The Countryside Centre is situated at the end of the Seven Sisters with fabulous views of Birling Gap and the magnificent Heritage Coast. The highly innovative exhibition is a focal point to your visit to Beachy Head and the Sussex Downland. Listen to the talking shepherd, visit the Bronze Age man or just browse in the Gift Shop. Accommodation bookings and general information also available. Free admission.

Beachy
                            Head
Beachy Head, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 7YA
Tel/Fax: 01323 737273
BEACHY HEAD COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE CLICK

01323 737273

BEDLANDS FARM NATURE RESERVE

The site is owned by Mid Sussex District Council and the Friends of Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve help maintain it.The Nature Reserve consists of ancient meadows, woodland, hedgerows and ponds, covering 80 acres. During the past couple of years the Friends have been surveying the wildlife and keeping records of all the flora and fauna in preparation for publishing a book entitled ‘The Bedelands Story’.  This will also include the history of the farm.

Bedlands
                            Farm Nature Reserve Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve is situated on the northern edge of Burgess Hill and access to it is from the playing fields next to Burgess Hill Town Football Club, off Maple Drive, and from Coopers Close.  Other entry points are from a footpath near Valebridge Close and from beneath the viaduct in Valebridge Road.

01444

242279

BENTLEY WILDFOWL
 
One of the largest collections of swans, geese, ducks, cranes and flamingos. The Motor Museum has over 100 Veteran, Edwardian, Vintage and Classic cars and bikes. Lovely gardens, a Woodland Trail, Adventure Playground, Picnic Area, Tearoom, steam mini-railway and Craft Workshops. Assistance dogs only (except in the reserve).
Bentley Wildfowl

Bentley Wildfowl, Halland, near Lewes BN8 5AF 

OPEN DAILY 10.30am – 5.30pm 20 Mar – 31 Oct. (House 12noon from 1 April). Open winter weekends and holidays/half terms Nov – Mar 10.30am – 4pm.

BENTLEY WILDFOWL CLICK


(0)1825
 840573
BEWL WATER
 
 The south east’s largest lake set within beautiful Wealden countryside. Waterside walks, picnic areas, woodland playground, self-service family restaurant and passenger ferry boat. Visitor centre with information and gift shop, inter-active exhibition, educational and conference facilities.Fly-fishing, water sports and cycle hire. Summer events include Fireworks Symphony Concert. For information, ferry boat, restaurant, cycle hire and coach bookings.

Bewl Water

Bewl Water Reservoir, Tunbridge Wells,

Kent TN3 8JH

OPEN DAILY ALL YEAR (except 25 Dec and Concert Day) 9am to sunset. mailto:bewl@southernwater.co.uk

BEWL WATER CLICK

(0)1892
890661

BEXHILL-ON-SEA

A select seaside resort of comparatively recent growth, 4 miles East of Hastings. At the turn of the last century it was a small village, but its development has proceeded along well planned under the guidance of the Earls of De La Warr, Lord of the Manor. The beaches are of firm sand providing excellent bathing and a fine playground for children. The sea fishing is good (Plaice, codling, whiting and huss).Of the old village, there remains the manor house dating in part from the fourteenth century, which was once owned by the Bishop of Chichester, several period houses and a Norman Church. Let into the wall of the later, is a child's coffin, curiously carved, which was found during restoration work in 1878.


Bexhill

Tourist
                      Offices

51 Marina , Bexhill-on-Sea , TN40 1BQ  
 BEXHILL ON SEA CLICK

(0) 1424 732 208
BEXHILL MUSEUM OF COSTUME & SOCIAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION
Includes exhibitions relating to the history of Bexhill and the natural history, geology and archaeology of Sussex.
Bexhill Museum of Costume
Manor Gardens, Upper Sea Road, Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1RL
PUBLIC OPENING HOURS:
Please contact us to confirm
April until October(excluding Wednesdays in April, May and October) Weekends 2.00pm - 4.30pm
BEXHILL COSTIME MUSEUM CLICK

01424 210045
BIGNOR ROMAN VILLA
In 1811 a site was unearthed near Arundel, West Sussex that was a Roman Villa rich in Roman mosaics and with a hypocaust. The site is one of the largest Villa's in the UK and has many mosaics depicting Venus, Gladiators, Ganymede and many others. In the north corridor is the 80 ft. long mosaic which is one of the longest in Britain. The museum contains many artefacts that have been found over the years and they tell the story of Bignor villa. Free parking. Gift shop in museum. Cafe and picnic area. Coach parties welcome. Wheelchair access - limited.

bignor Roan
                            Villa
Bignor, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1PH
Opening Times
1st March - 31st October
May and October 10.00 - 17.00
(Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays)
June - September 10.00 - 18.00 Daily

Tel/Fax: 01798 869259
Email:bignorromanvilla@care4free.net
Please contact for opening times.
BIGNOR ROMAN VILLA CLICK

01798 869259

BILLINGSHURST

Billingshurst, is set approximately six miles south west from the town of Horsham and is more like a small town than a village. It is set around the crossroads of the A272 and the old Stane Street, the A29 Since the development of new housing around the new road system, it has a population of several thousand. It boasts a good variety of independent High Street shops and a shopping centre by name of Jengers Mead. It has quite a large supermarket, a post office, banks, several good restuarants and pubs and an excellent library. Billingshurst has an Infants School, Junior School and a comprehensive school for 11-18 year olds which includes the Weald Youth Centre. Adult Education facilities are also offered at the school. Not forgetting 'the little ones', there is also Toddler Group and Play School.There must be a good community spirit in Billingshurst, as there are many clubs for interests such as football, angling, cricket, stoolball and even a sub-aqua club to name but a few. For those not into sport, there is a choral society, concert band and dramatic society

 Billingshurst    
 THE BLUEBELL RAILWAY
 
FLOREAT VAPOR. The Bluebell Railway is a preserved all-steam railway. See over 30 locomotives plus Victorian, 1930s and 1950s period stations. Free car/coach parking (not at Kingscote) and picnic areas. Sheffield Park has loco sheds, restaurant, shop, museum and model railway. School parties and groups welcome. Also available, a joint ticket with the National Trust Gardens at Sheffield Park and Standen. Various special events throughout the year including Santa Specials, Bluebell specials and Autumn Tints (book in advance). A bus service (Metrobus 473) at weekends connects East Grinstead main line station with Kingscote Station. We welcome dogs except in food areas. Tel: 01825 720801. Talking Timetable: 01825 720825.
Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park,
 East Sussex TN22 3QL

TRAINS OPERATE: weekends throughout the year, daily April – October plus school holidays. Pullman dining service Saturday evenings, Sunday lunches or private charter/weddings
   Fax (0)1825 720804  

mailto: info @ bluebell-railway.co.uk
BLUEBELL RAILWAY CLICK

(0)1825
720800 

BODIAM CASTLE
 
Keeping our stories alive – in a fairy-tale castle. Bodiam Castle is a story-book castle, the best example of its type in the country, built in 1385.
Bodiam castle was built between 1385 and 1388, toward the end of the castle building age, by Sir Edward Dalyngrygge. The walls were realtively thin and contained a number of large mullioned windows, making the castle impractical to defend against canonfire. It was besieged in 1484 by Richard III and 1643 by Parlementarians under the command of Sir William Waller. The castle surrendered quickly on both occasions. After the 1643 siege, Cromwell ordered the victorious Parlementarians to dismantle the castle. It remained in a ruined state until it was restored in the 19th century by the Marquis of Curzon.  Learn about its past in the display rooms and at our year round family events. Outdoor plays and Art and Craft events. Wander in the tranquil setting of the grounds around the castle, with views of the Rother Valley and KES Railway.
Bodium Castle

Bodiam Castle, Bodiam, nr Robertsbridge TN32 5UA  

OPEN: 7 Jan – 10 Feb Sat & Sun 10am – 4pm; 11 Feb – 31 Oct daily 10.30am – 6pm; 4 Nov – 9 Feb 2007 Sat & Sun 10.30am – 4pm. Closed 24 Dec – 5 Jan 2007. Last admission 1 hr before closing.
bodiamcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

BODIAM CASTLE CLICK


(0)1580
830436
 BOGNOR

Bognor is one of the oldest Saxon sites on record in West Sussex. The town is recorded in AD 680 as Bucgan ora meaning Bucge's shore. Bucge was one of the few Saxon women to have a place named after her. Over the years this Saxon-landing place became a small fishing village, and as with many places the name changed with time. In 1275 it was recorded as Buggenore and in 1405 as Bogenor. Very little remains of the area's ancient history. A Roman farmstead was discovered in Felpham in 1965 and in the mid-seventies an Iron Age settlement was uncovered during construction work.


Bognor

Tourist
                      Offices


Belmont Street , Bognor Regis , PO21 1BJ      Fax: 01243 820435
email: tourism@arun.gov.uk 
(0)1243 823 140
BOGNOR REGIS MUSEUM
Features include shop window displays, memorabilia, Edwardian kitchen, local fossils and temporary exhibitions.

Bognor
                            Museum
69 High Street, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 1RY
April - October; Tues - Sun, 10.00am - 4.00pm. Open Bank Holiday Mondays
BOGNOR REGIS MUSEUM

01243 865636
BOGNOR REGIS WIRELESS MUSEUM

40 years of valve radio. Crystal receivers and television history. Take a trip down memory lane, try your hand at morse code and watch 45 minute documentary film.


Bognor Wieless Museum

Bognor Regis Wireless Museum,
69 High Street, , Bognor Regis,
West Sussex, PO211RY
Opening Times: Daily except Mon. 10.30-16.30

BOGNOR WIRELESS MUSEUM CLICK


01243 865636

BOLEBROOK CASTLE

A Tudor castle used by Henry VIII as a hunting lodge and from where he courted Ann Boleyn. This castle has a fine Tudor staircase and the second largest fireplace in England.

 Bolebroke
                    Castle

Edenbridge Road
Hartfield
East Sussex
TN7 4JJ

 
BORDE HILL GARDEN, PARK AND WOODLAND
 
Winner of the ‘Garden of the Year’ HHA/Christie’s 2004 award. Glorious garden set in a stunning landscape. Created over the last 100 years to be a series of garden rooms including Rose, Italian and sub-tropical dells. ‘Champion’ trees complement rare shrubs from rhododendrons to herbaceous plants. Wonderful woodland gardens and lakeside walks. Playground, fishing, plant sales, tea room and gift shop. Special Events. Dogs welcome.
Borde Hill Gardens

Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1XP OPEN DAILY: 1 April – 31 October 2006, 10am - 6pm. 
info@bordehill.co.uk

BORDE HILL GARDENS CLICK


(0)1444
450326
BOSHAM & KINGS CANUTE & HAROLD II
The name   Bosham  is derived from the old English 'Bosanhamm' - Bosa’s water meadow as it was known in 750AD, or possibly 'Boscusham' meaning wood hamlet. Formerly in the province of the South Saxons and the Earldom of Wessex, it became Boseham in 1086, 20 years after the Norman conquest. Bede tells us that before St. Wilfrid established Christianity in the Parish a Benedictine monk named Dicul built a monastery here c.680AD. The population in 1901 was 1,149, today it is is around 2,700
King Canute is best remembered for the story of how he commanded the waves to go back in Bosham. According to oral tradition, he grew tired of flattery by the locals. "You are the greatest man that ever lived," one would say. "O king, there can never be another as mighty as you," another would say. "Great Canute, you are the monarch of all, nothing in this world would dare to disobey you." When one such flatterer said the king could command the obedience of the sea, the King proved him wrong by practical demonstration on the foreshore.
Bosham is mentioned by name in the Bayeux Tapestry, referring to the 1064 meeting of Harold and Edward the Confessor on the way to meet William of Normandy to discuss who would succeed Edward to the throne:
    "Ubi Harold Dux Anglorum et sui milites equitant ad Bosham"
    (Where Harold, Earl of the English, and his army ride to Bosham)
Harold's strong association with Bosham and the recent discovery of a Saxon grave in the church has led some historians to speculate that King Harold was buried here following his death at the Battle of Hastings, rather than Waltham Abbey as is often reported. A request to exhume a grave in Bosham church was refused by the Diocese of Chichester in December 2004, the Chancellor ruling that the chances of establishing the identity of the body as that of Harold II were too slim to justify disturbing a burial place.
King Canute

Bosham, Chichester,
West Sussex, PO188HX



BOSHAM WALK CRAFT CENTRE 
In an old world setting you'll find a fascinating collection of little shops and show cases displaying arts, crafts, fashon and antiques.
You can watch many of the artists and craftsmen at work and from time to time see special exhibitions or demo
Bosham Walk
Bosham Walk Craft Centre,
Bosham Lane, Bosham, Chichester,
West Sussex, PO188HX
BOSHAM WALK CLICK

01243 572475 

BOXGROVE PRIORY

Building of the Benedictine priory began early in the 12th century after land at Boxgrove had been donated to the Abbey at Lessay by Lord of Halnaker). Descendants of this Anglo-Norman family remained patrons of Boxgrove Priory until a few years after the Dissolution, when the 9th Lord de la Warr exchanged it for a Hampshire estate. Despite undergoing many alterations, the remaining part of the priory church, still in use today as the parish church and retains its French influence. When Henry VIII ordered Boxgrove to be dissolved, most of the domestic buildings were demolished, along with the complete nave of the old church, leaving only the crossing section to the east end intact. Part of the north wall displaying some of the arcading has survived, together with a single pillar and arch of the original south aisle. Of the older buildings, nothing exists apart from three arches.

 Boxgrove Priory

Boxgrove Priory
Boxgrove
Chichester

 

 
BRAMBER CASTLE
 Sir William de Braose built Bramber castle and a church on the same site around 1070. It remained in the de Braose family until 1324, when the family line ended. The castle was besieged by Parlementarian forces during the English Civil war in 1642.  The castle is currently in ruins, but one wall of the gatehouse tower still stands at its full height. The mound of the original castle motte, around 30 feet high still exists. There is also some outer wall, up to 10ft in some places. However the castle does offer beautiful views of the Sussex downs and makes a great spot for a summer picnic.

Bramber Castle
The Street
Bramber
Steyning
West Sussex


BRIGHTON

Since Regency times, Brighton has been a pleasure ground for visitors, with a wealth of attractions full of charm, style and eccentricity.

From the unique Royal Pavilion  to the Victorian Brighton Pier, the Volks Railway to Brighton & Hove Museums, Brighton's attractions are a mix of heritage, seaside fun and cultural experiences.  Whatever time of year you visit there is sure to be something that you want to see.

Click here for a downloadable guide to some of Brighton's best attractions


Brighton

Tourist
                      Offices
Bartholomew Square , Brighton , BN1 1JA  
email: brighton-tourism@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

BRIGHTON CLICK

0906 7112255 (calls cost 50p per minute)

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION
FOOTBALL CLUB

are a team based in Brighton. They will be playing in the Football League One during the 2006/07 season after their relegation from the Championship. The team are nicknamed 'Seagulls' .Prior to this nickname they were known as 'the Dolphins'. The team usually play in blue and white stripes. Founded in 1901, Brighton played their early professional football in the Southern League. They were elected to the Football League in 1920.Brighton currently play at Withdean Stadium in Brighton, where they have been tenants since 1999. For two years before that they ground-shared with Gillingham, after their previous stadium — the Goldstone Ground — was sold to help pay off debts. They are hoping to move into a long-awaited new 22,000-seat stadium at Falmer in 2009; the new stadium has been on the cards since the late 1990s.


Brighton
                          & Hove Albion FC

 

Withdean Stadium, Tongdean Lane,
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 5JD

Fax : 01273 648 179

email
seagulls@bhafc.co.uk

BRIGHTON & HOVE

ALBION FC CLICK


01273 695 400

THE BRIGHTON CENTRE

The key to a successful event is a successful venue. With a range of venues, small, medium and large, the Brighton and Hove Centres stages all sizes of events such as pop concerts, ice shows,and conferences. They offer the best in event management, logistics, catering, staging and AV technology, so with the superb surroundings, the Brighton and Hove Centres offer you the chance to shine, whatever your event.

The Brighton Centre

The Brighton Centre
Kings Road, Brighton
East Sussex BN1 2GR

The Brighton Centre is located on the Seafront on the King's Road, and is easily reached from all directions.

THE BRIGHTON CENTRE CLICK

01273 290131
BRIGHTON FISHING MUSEUM

Seafront museum depicting history of the fishing industry and Brighton seaside. Nostalgic exhibition set amidst arches still used by working fishermen. Host to annual Mackerel Fair and Blessing of the Nets in May. Shellfish, fresh fish stalls and traditional smoker. Skylark trips on fair weather days. Museum shop.

Brighton Fish Museum
201 Kings Road Arches, Brighton,
 East Sussex, BN1 1NB

01273 723064
BRIGHTON LANES TOUR
Most people think of the Lanes as the area of narrow streets full of shops and restaurants in the heart of Brighton.  It is also the oldest part of town, dating back centuries to the time when the village of Brighthelmstone consisted of a maze of streets bounded by North Street, South Street, East Street and West Street. Here were the market, the monastic farm, the poorhouse, the fishermen's cottages, the hustle and bustle of every day life. Many of the buildings are in fact older than they look, having been re-fronted over the years. Each has a story to tell, and who better to tell them than someone who has lived here. This walk winds its way through some of the narrowest of the twittens (why this name? Come and find out) and back again, stopping many times en route to hear the local stories and look at the photos. What is now a smart restaurant was a hardware store selling tin baths 100 years ago. See where Laurence Olivier made his stage debut and where the Beatles played. Add 'the oldest public house' in town, (a title hotly debated!), the oldest house (ditto!), Graham Greene's favourite pub and Oscar Wilde's favourite restaurant, hear about the monks graveyard and the smugglers haunts. Add in a sprinkling of chapels, including one now a pub, for a marvellous potpouri of a tour, however well you may think you know the area.
Brighton Lanes Tour
WHERE FROM?
Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Square, The Lanes BN1 1JA (Visitor Information Centre next door). This is behind the seafront Thistle Hotel, just west of Brighton Pier. The 'Lanes Car Park' is below the square, but is often full, so allow time for parking if you come by car.

 Fax: (0) 1273 888596
E-Mail: info@brightonwalks.com
BRIGHTON LANES WALK CLICK

(0) 1273 888596
BRIGHTON MARINA  Brighton
                    Marina

Brighton Marina
Brighton Marina Village,
Brighton BN2 5UF
E-mail: info@brightonmarina.co.uk

BRIGHTON MARINA CLICK

01273 693636
BOOTH MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Originally built to house his private collection, Edward Thomas Booth (born 1840) spent much of his time collecting, stuffing and casing birds. Bequeathed to the Brighton Corporation, several other collections have since been added and the museum now illustrates the evolution of wildlife and the natural world.

Booth
                            Museum of Natural History
194 Dyke Road, Brighton,
 East Sussex, BN1 5AA

Mon- Sat 10.00am-5.00pm
Sun 2.00-5.00pm
Closed Thursdays, Good Friday
22 - 26 December 2006 and 1 January 2007


Email:museums@brighton-hove.gov.uk

BOOTH MUSEUM CLICK

01273 292777
BRIGHTON MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

The museum houses everything from fine art, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, fashion items from the 1800s onwards, the Willett Collection of pottery and porcelain, ethnography and furniture. Plus, these outstanding buildings were originally stables and a riding school for Prince Regent.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1EE
Tel: 01273 290900
E-mail: museums@brighton-hove.gov.uk
BRIGHTON MUSEUM &
ART GALLERY CLICK

01273 290900
BRIGHTON PIER

The Brighton Pier was built to replace the old Chain Pier. Designed by R St. Moore it took ten years to build, and the main section of the deck was finally opened in 1899. With its attractive oriental dome and delicate filigree ironwork arches, it is widely considered to be the finest pier ever built. Right from the beginning the pier seemed to have an atmosphere of carnival gaiety and cheeky frivolity. Here you'll find all the traditional amusements you'd expect, as well as fairground attractions, souvenirs and novelty shops. You can eat anything from candyfloss to freshly-caught crab and traditional fish and chips.

Brighton Pier
Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TW
email: info@brightonpier.co.uk
BRIGHTON PIER CLICK 

01273 609361
BRIGHTON RACES
Brighton Racecourse is on of the most exciting, vibrant tracks in the South of England and with it’s fantastic location in the heart of Brighton City, our seaside course is the PERFECT venue for a day out with family and friends, or for the ultimate corporate experience.Such has been the popularity of the course in recent years we now have even more fixtures for you to chose from with 18 meetings which run from April to October.  Highlights in the 2007 racing calendar include the Tote Challenge Trophy and the John Smith’s Brighton Mile during our two-day festival in August, Ladies Day and three Sunday race meetings – something for everyone to enjoy!
Brighton Races
Brighton Racecourse
Freshfield Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 9XZ  
Fax: 01273 673267

BRIGHTON RACES CLICK
01273 603 580
BRIGHTON SEA LIFE CENTRE

The magnificent Brighton Sea Life Centre combines the splendour of Victorian architecture with modern marine life habitats. It boasts England’s longest walkthrough underwater observation tunnel. Themed marine displays reveal the fascinating habitats found beneath the waves.

Brighton Sea-Life Centre

Marine Parade, Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TB
    Fax: 01273 681840
email:

slcbrighton@merlinentertainments.biz


01273 604234
THE BRIGHTON TOY & MODEL MUSEUM

With a collection of teddy bears, dolls, planes, forts and trains and Toy & Model film memorabilia. The museum is located in four of the arches under Brighton Railway Station. The museum covers over 4,000 square feet with over 25,000 exhibits and has an 'Aladdin's Cave' atmosphere. Events and exhibitions are held throughout the year, please contact us for more information.

Brightontoymus
52-55 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4EB
Open: All year. Tues to Fri, 10am - 5pm. Sat 11am - 5pm. Last admission 4pm.
email:info@brightontoymuseum.co.uk

BRIGHTON TOY & MODEL MUSEUM CLICK


01273 749494
BRIGHTON YELLOWAVE BEACH SPORTS CENTRE
NIVEA SUN® Yellowave is the UK's only permanent beach sports venue of its kind. We offer beach sports activities to all ages and abilities, from absolute beginners to advanced. Beach volleyball, beach soccer, footvolley, beach rugby, ultimate frisbee and bouldering are all available. Simply book a court or pitch with friends or come down to one of our coached sessions. Call us on 01273 672222 to find out more.
click to view full size image NIVEA SUN Yellowave
Beach Sports Venue
299 Madeira Drive
Brighton
BN2 1EN

E: info@yellowave.co.uk
YELLOWAVE CLICK

  01273 672222

Cloud 9, Brighton

This little ice cream parlour in the heart of Brighton’s rambling Laines is an ice cream lover’s dream.  Starting at £2.00 a scoop, they offer an indulgent array of flavours including Chunky Cheese Cake, Vanilla Bean Dream and Perfect Peanut Butter.
The adventurous specials menu includes such flavours as Garlic Galore and Blue Cheese.  I spoke to co-founder Hannah about what sets Cloud 9 apart from their competitors:  “We make ice cream as best as it possibly can be – constantly experimenting and introducing new flavours.  We’re really fussy, so we make sure we get it right!” New additions include Malteser and Oreo and honeycomb flavour, and they run cooking classes for kids that allow them to try out new recipes. Oh I do like to be beside the seaside...

15 Brighton Place.
The Laines
Brighton
BN1 1HJ
www.cloud9brighton.co.uk
0123 723 020
BURGESS HILL

Whether you're planning a short break in Mid Sussex or visiting in the course of your work, Burgess Hill Tourist Information Centre can help you plan your stay.  With information on accommodation, local attractions, family activities, places to eat and much more let us help you make the most of your visit. So what is there for the visitor to see in and around Burgess Hill?  The area boasts many attractions including stunning countryside, beautiful gardens and ancient castles which are all easily accessible, making Burgess Hill an ideal base for any visitor. Using “Visit Sussex”, our computerised booking system, we can book your accommodation in West Sussex and further afield.  All the accommodation listed has been inspected.  When you arrive in Burgess Hill just follow the “Tourist Information” signs - our staff guarantee you a warm welcome!

Burgess Hill

Tourist
                      Offices

96 Church Walk, RH15 9AS  

 Fax: 01444 233707  
email: touristinformation@burgesshill.gov.uk
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01444 238202
BUTLINS BOGNOR REGIS
 
There’s loads of fun for everyone at Butlins, including Splash Waterworld full of rides and slides, the Skyline Pavilion with live shows from Bob the Builder and his Team™, a huge soft play area, mini rides for tiny tots, ten-pin bowling, two cinemas, a fantastic FREE fun fair, go-karts, a state-of-the-art recording studio, reality golf and PC Arena with the latest gaming technology plus a host of great places to eat and drink. Butlins is a great family day out.


Butlins Bognor

Butlins Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 1JJ OPEN DAILY: 10am – 8pm to day visitors, (closed some weekend breaks). 

BUTLINS BOGNOR CLICK

(0)1243
 822445

CABBAGES & KINGS   
 
Garden Designer and Chelsea Gold Medallist, Ryl Nowell, created this unique garden which gives the visitor valuable ideas. Learn about design, materials, planting.

 

Cabbages
                            & Kings

Cabbages & Kings,
Wilderness Farm, Hadlow Down, Uckfield,
East Sussex, TN224HU

Hadlow Down on the A272 NE of Uckfield. Follow the brown signs in the village. Fax: 01825 83073
CABBAGES & KINGS CLICK


01825 830552 
CAMBER CASTLE
  A later castle, Camber was not completed until 1544, near the cinque port of Rye. Its purpose was to defend the coast between rye and Winchelsea from the French. However by the end of 16th century, the silting up of local rivers had reduced its miltary value and the garrison was disbanded in 1637. This view from the outside shows the D shaped bastions and part of the octagonal curtain wall. The castle was built largely from local sandstone and limestone.

Camber Castle


CHICHESTER

Chichester is a small Cathedral city in the south of England, in the county of West Sussex, with a population of about 25,000.It is the administrative centre of the Chichester district, a largely rural area with a population of over 100,000. It is also the county town of West Sussex, home of West Sussex County Council.

The patron saint of The City of Chichester is Saint Richard of Chichester, bishop of the See of Chichester in the thirteenth century.It has been argued that the area was a bridgehead for the Roman invasion of Britain. The city centre stands on the foundations of the Romano-British city of Noviomagus Reginorum, capital of the Civitas Reginorum, and near to the Roman Palace of Fishbourne. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle it was captured towards the close of the fifth century, by Ælle, and renamed after his son, Cissa. It was the chief city of the Kingdom of Sussex. The Roman Road of Stane Street, connecting Fishbourne Palace with London, passes through the city centre. The city streets have a cross-shaped layout, inherited from the Romans: radiating outwards from the medieval market cross lead the North, South, East and West shopping streets. Quite a lot of the city walls are in place, and may be walked along for some of their length.

For 300 years before the 19th-century Reform Bills expanded the right to vote for members of Parliament to include most ordinary citizens, Chichester's residents had enjoyed that right. Famously, when the mayor restricted the vote to only Freemen in the election of 1660 for the Convention Parliament that organized the restoration of the monarchy, the House of Commons noted that "for One-and-twenty Parliaments, the Commonalty, as well as the Citizens, had had Voice in the electing of Members to serve in Parliament; and that thereupon the Committee were of Opinion, that the Commonalty of the said Borough, together with the free Citizens, have Right of Election" [1] and overturned the election, seating instead the candidate elected by the more-inclusive Commonality of Chichester, and jailing the mayor for two weeks for contempt because of his his wilful denial of the ancient rights.

Chichester
                    Market Place

Tourist
                      Offices

29a South Street , Chichester , PO19 1AH   Fax: 01243 539449
Email: Chitic@chichester.gov.uk 
 CHICHESTER CLICK

(0)1243

775

888

CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL
Enjoy home-made cakes, tea and light lunches in the Restaurant and unique gifts in the Cathedral Shop.
Located in the heart of the Georgian city of Chichester, the magnificent 900 year old Cathedral is home to significant works of art, from Romanesque stone carvings to famous 20th century sculpture, tapestries and paintings.  Guided tours available on request by prior arrangement. Coach drop-off point. Disabled access. No fee, although donations are greatly appreciated.

Chichester Cathedral

The Royal Chantry, Cathedral Cloisters, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1PX

email

:visitors@chichestercathedral.org.uk


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01243 782595
CHICHESTER DISTRICT MUSEUM
Take a historic trip around Roman, medieval, Georgian and Victorian Chichester. The mosaic from East Street, stocks and many other treasures can be seen in this museum which is located in an eighteenth-century corn store.

Chichester District Museum

29 Little London, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1PB

Email:districtmuseum@chichester.gov.uk
CHICHESTER DISTRICT MUSEUM CLICK


01243 784683

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE

Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the UK's flagship theatres with an international reputation for creating magical live performances. Its heritage is synonymous with excellence in all things theatrical, from acting and staging to costume. The Festival Theatre opened with much anticipation and to great acclaim in 1962. Subsequently the smaller and more intimate Minerva Theatre was built in 1989. Chichester Festival Theatre creates outstanding world-class productions for audiences both from the UK and around the world. The emphasis of the theatre's programme is on the Summer Festival, which runs from April to September and includes plays from classics to contemporary writing. During this time the theatre also delivers outdoor promenade performances and organizes a great deal of the festival's other events including Cabaret and Comedy nights and a great range of events designed to add to the experience of visiting the theatre including Platform Events, Family Days and Talks.

Chichester Festival Theatre



Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6AP

Fax: 01243 787288
Email: box.office@cft.org.uk
CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE CLICK

01243 781312

CHICHESTER HARBOUR CONSERVANCY

 Chichester Harbour is an area of outstanding natural beauty including the harbour and surrounding land. Year round programme of guided walks and activities throughout Chichester Harbour.

 Chichester Harbour Conservancy


The Harbour Office, The Street , Itchenor, CHICHESTER, PO20 7AW

Access from various points along A259 west of Chichester, A286 south of Chichester and from Hayling Island. Charged parking at Itchenor and Bosham.
Email: harbourmaster@conservancy.co.uk
CHICHESTER HARBOUR CONSERVACY CLICK

01243 512301
CHICHESTER HARBOUR WATER TOURS

Please call for weekly timetable of sailing times. A boat cruise with Chichester Harbour Water Tours enables you to see much of the unspoilt area from the water. From the narrow harbour mouth between Sandy point Hayling Island, and East Head in Sussex. To Emsworth, Thorny Island Channels, Bosham, and Dell Quay. You will be able to see some of the 12,000 resident boats and a wide variety of habitats including sand dunes, mudflats, shingle banks and woodlands, all valuable refuge for sea birds and other interesting wildlife species. You may also be lucky enough to see a Seal! When visiting this area of outstanding natural beauty from the water. There are up to 5 Public Trips a day. Exact sailing times for the week can be found on the website.

Chichester Harbour Tours

12 The Parade, East Wittering, West Sussex, PO20 8BN
     Fax: 01243 672088
E-mail: info@chwt.co.uk
CHICHESTER HARBOUR

TOURS CLICK


01243 670504 
CHICHESTER NEW PARK CINEMA 

Nestled between the South Downs and the South East Coast is the historic Cathedral City of Chichester, which is home to one of the UK’s most exciting and unique Art House Cinemas - the Chichester Cinema at New Park. Dedicated to showing the best films from around the World showing over 300 films at 1,000 screenings with as many as five films a day. They include the best in Cinema from Britain and America, as well as award-winning international films. Sunday Classic Films. Retrospectives, education events and film seasons also form part of our programming. The highlight of the Cinema’s year is the 18-day Chichester Film Festival, where at one Cinema, audiences can enjoy over 70 feature films, Q&As with visiting directors and talks supporting the programming. Over half the films shown are Previews and Premieres, the remainder forming retrospectives on major players in the Film world. The Cinema’s equipment includes modern 35mm projector, Dolby® SR Stereo plus the facilities to screen a number of other formats including VHS, S-VHS, Beta, DVD and 16mm.

Chichester Cinema

 Chichester Cinema,
New Park Road, , Chichester,
West Sussex, PO197XY

 

CHICHESTER CINEMA CLICK

01243
78 66 50 
CHICHESTER WATERSPORTS

Chichester Watersports is a friendly place where you can and improve your skills in the SAFE environment of a 40 acre inland freshwater lake A multiple watersports facility sited alongside the main A27 at Chichester with easy access where you can enjoy

  • Windsurfing
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Dinghy Sailing
  • Waterskiing
Chichester Watersports

sited alongside the main A27 at Chichester
Email: AJPReynolds@aol.com
CHICHESTER WATERSPORTS

01243 776439
CHURCHILL SHOPPING CENTRE
Welcome to Churchill Square - Brighton's exciting shopping centre with 85 big names all under one roof. The spacious, innovative design makes it a perfect part of any day out, whether shopping, browsing, meeting friends or checking out what's happening in any of the centre's promotional areas.
 Churchill Shopping Centre

Churchill Square Shopping Centre
Churchill Square, Western Road,Brighton BN1 2EP
CHURCHILL SHOPPING CLICK

01273 327428

CISSBURY RING

On the top of the hill to the east of Findon is Cissbury Ring, a hill fort of about 18 acres, surrounded by a rampart and deep ditch which almost exactly a mile to walk round. A trumph of celtic engineering, built at about 477 AD, and named after Cissa, King of Sussex crowned in 514, conquered by King Caelwin the West Saxon in 584. It is one of a line of such forts stretching from Kent through to Dorset. When built it also had a 15 foot high timber defense wall. The views from the top are spectacular. You can park in the signposted carpark off the A24 south of Findon and walk up across the fields, or drive up through Findon village to a small carpark just to the north of the Ring.

Cissbury
                            Ring

Car park at Storrington Rise, Findon Valley, off A24, three miles north of Worthing

 

CISSBURY RING CLICK

01903 740233
COURT HALL MUSEUM
Housed in the oldest building in Winchelsea, exhibits include a town model that shows the effect of the sea retreating from the town. Exhibits relating to the time that the town was one of the Cinque Ports can also be found here.

Court
                            Hall Museum
High Street, Winchelsea, East Sussex, TN36 4EA
opening is seasonal ~
May - September
Tuesday - Saturday & Bank Holidays
10.30 - 12.30 & 2 - 5 Sundays 2 - 5

COURT HALL MUSEUM CLICK
01797 226382

COWDRAY PARK POLO CLUB

The Cowdray Estate hosts Corporate Entertainment, Hospitality Events and Multi Leisure Activities Events on our 16,500 acre Estate, a large proportion of which is forestry and agricultural land. The Cowdray Estate is near Midhurst, West Sussex close to the borders of Surrey and Hampshire, just one hour from London. The multi leisure activity days on the Cowdray Estate include Clay Pigeon Shooting lessons, Simulated Game Shooting, team building challenges, archery, target golf, golf breaks, treasure hunts, falconry, fishing, wildlife experiences as well as badger watching. The Cowdray Park Polo Club is now one of the largest in Britain with over 600 non-playing members. The main event of the year is the Gold Cup, which is held in July and has become gradually bigger and better each year.

Cowdray Park

Cowdray Park Polo Club, Midhurst, West Sussex. GU29 OAQ
Fax: +44 1730 817314
e-mail: enquiries@cowdraypolo.co.uk

COWDRAY PARK CLICK

01730 813257

CRAWLEY

Crawley is a town and local government district in West Sussex, England. It covers an area of 44.97 km² and has a population of 99,744 people (2001 census). The area now known as Crawley was peopled by Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age settlers, as remains show. During the Roman times the iron industry flourished. The Saxons first named the settlement craw leah (crow infested clearing); both Ifield and Worth are mentioned in the Domesday Book; Worth church is Saxon. A weekly market charter was granted in 1203. Crawley's position on the turnpike to Brighton helped to boost its population. It was, however, the coming of the railway in 1848, when the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway opened the line from Three Bridges on the line to Brighton to Horsham railway station that started the real town growth. Some 900 houses were added between the two world wars, bringing the population to around 10,000 people by World War II, mainly clustered around the main London to Brighton road (by then the A23). Other local developments included the opening of Gatwick Racecourse in 1891; and an aerodrome, later to become Gatwick Airport, opened in the 1930s. Ifield railway station was opened in 1907.In 1947, Crawley was designated as a New Town area under the New Towns Act of 1946.[1] Its development then ballooned during the 1950s and 1960s, bringing it to a population of around 60,000. Crawley New Town was based around three communities: Crawley itself, Ifield and Three Bridges. The Act allowed expansion as required: and since its beginnings, the town has continued to grow, incorporating neighbouring settlements. Six square kilometres were added in 1983; and a further neighbourhood to the north-east of the town is planned. During the boom of the 1980s the town boasted the lowest level of unemployment in the UK.


Crawley

Tourist
                      Offices

County Mall, Crawley, RH10 1FP    

Fax: 01293 612980  
email: VIP@countymall.co.uk

CRAWLEY CLICK


01293 84696
CRAWLEY MUSEUM 

Located next to Goffs Park House on the outskirts of Crawley, exhibits showing the town’s history as far back as the Bronze Age are rotated on a regular basis.

Crawley
                            Museum

Goffs Park House, Horsham Rd, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 8PB

E-mail : office@crawleymuseum.fsnet.co.uk

01293 539088
CRYPT GALLERY
 An unusual venue for a gallery, it is built around a medieval crypt.
 
 
 

Crypt Gallery

Crypt Gallery,
Off Church Street, , Seaford,
East Sussex, BN25
Opening Times: All Year Round  
 Fax: 01273 484462 

email: angie.osborne@lewes.gov.uk
CRYPT GALLERY CLICK

01323 891461 

THE CUCKOO TRAIL


Cycle or walk along the Cuckoo Trail as it winds its way through 11 miles of glorious Sussex countryside (horse riders can enjoy riding along some parts of the trail). Why not take the opportunity to stop at a pub or tea room en route for a bite to eat or visit one of the attractions that are just a short distance from the Cuckoo Trail, such as Michelham Priory near Hailsham, The Sussex Farm Museum at Horam or Polegate Windmill. The staff at the Sussex Country Information Centre in Lower Dicker (Boship Roundabout) can provide information 7 days a week on where to stay and what to do, bike hire, places to eat and drink and lots more.


Cuckoo Trail
Heathfield to Polegate, East Sussex
(with extension to Hampden Park, Eastbourne)
THE CUCKOO TRAIL CLICK
01323 442667
DENMANS GARDEN
 
A beautiful 4 acre garden designed for year round interest – through use of form, colour and texture. The home of John Brookes MBE, renowned garden designer and writer, it is a garden full of ideas to be interpreted within smaller home spaces.  There is a Les Routiers award winning (Café of the Year 2005 for London & South East) and fully licensed Garden Café which serves a selection of light lunches, coffees, teas and a variety of delicious cakes and a beautiful Plant Centre which stocks around 1500 varieties of perennials and shrubs.  On A27 at Fontwell midway between Chichester and Arundel. Guide dogs only .
Denmans Gardens

Denmans Garden, Fontwell, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 0SU OPEN DAILY Garden and Plant Centre all year round 9am – 5pm
(dusk during winter). 
Garden Café open 10am – 5pm daily. 

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(0)1243
 542808
DITCHLING MUSEUM

Housed in an old school, displays show almost every aspect of daily life in England through the ages. Sculptor, engraver and designer of typefaces Eric Gill, the calligrapher and typographer Edward Johnston, the weaver Ethel Mairet, and the artist Sir Frank Brangwyn, plus several others who are well known famous people in the arts and crafts world have lived in Ditchling and their life and work are well represented in the museum. Running programme of high quality special exhibitions throughout the year. Bookings taken at all times throughout the year by prior arrangement for groups which can include a conducted tour of the village, and we also have programmes of arranged activities for school parties, and an active Friends' Association. A gift shop and cafe are also available

Ditchling Museum

Church Lane, Ditchling, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 8TB Open: Tues to Sat 10.30am - 5pm. Sun 2pm - 5pm. Closed Dec 22nd to Feb 13th.
email:info@ditchling-museum.com 

DITCHLING MUSEUM CLICK/

01273 844744
DRUSILLAS PARK
 
Drusillas has a wide variety of animals in naturalistic environments, including the famous Meerkats, a walk-through Bat enclosure, Petworld, Penguin Bay, Millennium Bugs, Squirrel Monkey Island and Otters.  NEW FOR 2006 – AMAZON ADVENTURE – a soft indoor play venue.  Playland includes the Toddler Indoor Village and Stables, Monkey Kingdom, Treetops Lookout, as well as masses of climbing, sliding, jumping and swinging fun.  Enjoy educational hands-on activities and the chance to compete in the Zoolympics!  Pan for Gold*, tee off at Jungle Adventure Golf or splash about in Explorers Lagoon.  Plus there is also the Wacky Workshop*, Maasai Exhibition, Penguin Plunge*, Vertical Limit*, Jungle Jumper*, Discovery Centre*, Sensory Trail, Safari train, Explorers Restaurant and Oasis Café.  Free Animal Spotter stamping books and trail.  Disabled access throughout, and low-level viewing. (*Weekends and school holidays). 


drusillas Park

 Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5QS  

OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND: except 24/25/26 Dec 10am – 5pm (winter), 10am – 6pm (summer).
FAX: (0)1323 874101   

  Mailto: info@drusillas.co.uk

 DRUSILLAS PARK CLICK 


(0)1323
 874100 
EARNLEY GARDENS  
Description: Walk among tropical butterflies, parrots and other exotic birds. 17 theme gardens to discover and lots more. All under-cover. Rejectamenta, the Nostalgia Museum, is an unbeatable treat for older customers. Mini Beasts - talk on butterflies.
Earnley
                            Gardens
 Earnley Gardens,
133 Almodington Lane, Earnley, Chichester,
West Sussex, PO207JR
 
Tel: 01243 512637 
Fax: 01243 673658 

EASTBOURNE
 
Boat trips to Beachy Head Lighthouse. Dining ‘al fresco’ at the cosmopolitan Marina. Having fun on the Victorian Pier. Relaxing to music at the seafront Bandstand. Messing about on the beach. Exploring the picturesque South Downs countryside. Watching fantastic air displays or top class tennis at our international events. Enjoying flumes and waves at the Sovereign Centre leisure complex. Taking a ride on the seafront Dotto Train. Being entertained in one of our four theatres. Shopping for antiques, bargains or sticks of rock. Browsing in our museums and art galleries. Having a fish and chip supper. Paddling in rock pools. Watching the sun rise over the sea or just having an ice-cream and watching the world go by... Just some of the things that you can enjoy in award-winning, sunny Eastbourne! Why not come and experience it for yourself?

Eastbourne

Tourist
                      Offices

The Tourist Information Centre, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne BN21 4QL 
mailto:tic@eastbourne.gov.uk

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EASTBOURNE MINIATURE STEAM RAILWAY 
A railway adventure in Eastbourne. Ride for nearly a mile behind scale coal-fired miniature steam locomotives around a 5-acre lake. Fun or relaxation all day. Adventure playground, indoor model railways, garden railway, steam or diesel train journeys, lineside walk, picnic areas, maze, Thomas the Tank Engine souvenir/gift shop, day ticket angling, café and prize winning tea gardens. Free parking. No dogs. Follow signs to Eastbourne Industrial Estates to Lottbridge Drove then brown signs to Mini Railway.
EASTBOURNE MINIATURE RAILWAY

Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6NS

EASTBOURNE MINIATURE
STEAM RAILWAY CLICK

01323 520229
EASTBOURNE PIER
Eastbourne pier provides entertainment for all the family from dawn till dusk. The fun starts with the Funtasia amusement arcade, then on for a bit of shopping. After a boat trip, an ice cream, a few games of Bingo and a spot of fishing - the Waterfront bar and restaurant is the perfect place to eat, drink and relax. Alternatively you can choose to dance your socks off at our own Bar Copa or Atlantis niteclub. New for 2003 is the Camera Obscura - a fully restored 360 degree Victorian projector making us the only pier in the world with a fully operational attraction of this type!
Eastbourne Pier
Opening Times:
Open all year round
01323 410466

EAST GRINSTEAD

East Grinstead is approximately 7 miles East of Crawley, 29 miles from Brighton and 33 miles from London. It has an estimated population of 25,000. There is a direct rail service to Victoria Station (55 minutes) and many bus links with the surrounding areas. This historic town offers a tranquil pace and is an ideal location for residing or visiting.Some of the towns architectural attractions can be found by way of a line of restored houses and shops that stand on the south side of East Grinstead High Street. These buildings boast the longest continuous run of 14th century timber framed buildings in England. There are other buildings to be seen that are find examples of Georgian and Regency times, together with buildings that date from the 15th and 16th centuries. Sackville College can also be found in the High Street. This college was founded by Thomas Sackville, Earl of Dorset. It is a Jacobean sandstone almshouse, now a Grade 1 listed building, it was founded in 1609. Sackville College is open, with time restrictions, during June and July.

East
                    Grinstead  

Tourist
                      Offices

Library Buildings,

West Street, RH19 4SR  

 Fax: 01342 410262  
email: tourism@eastgrinstead.gov.uk

01342 410121
EAST GRINSTEAD MUSEUM

With exciting, brand-new displays, tracing the history of the town and its neighbourhood, its characters, events, trades and institutions, we look forward to welcoming local people and visitors to the area. Our longer opening hours and convenient new location, close to East Grinstead's historic medieval High Street, as well as free admission, will make dropping in to a look round the museum a local habit.
If you are into family or local history, why not make use of our new research room.

East
                            Grinstead Museum

Old Market Yard, Cantelupe Road, East Grinstead, Sussex, RH19 3BJ

Wednesdays to Saturdays 10am to 4pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays - 2pm to 5pm
Closed on Christmas Day.
fax:0870 7051595
E-mail: info@eastgrinsteadmuseum.org.uk
EAST GRINSTEAD MUSEUM CLICK

01342 302233
ENGLISH MARTYRS CATHOLIC CHURCH
This catholic church contains a magnificent replica of Michaelangelo's world fampus Sistine Chapel ceiling.
 

ENGLISH MARTYRS CHURCH CLICK

 English Martyrs Catholic Church,
Goring Way, , Worthing,
West Sussex, 

ENGLISH MARTYRS CHURCH CLICK

01903 506890 
FIRLE PLACE

Firle Place is the home of the Gage family and has been for over 500 years. Originally Tudor, remodelled in the 18thC it is similar in appearance to a French château. Sitting in peaceful parkland it houses a wonderful collection of Old Master paintings, European furniture and beautiful Sèvres porcelain. Guided tours. Contact: Information: Tel. 01273 858335. Enquiries/Restaurant: Tel. 01273 858307.
Firle Place

Firle Place, Firle, Lewes, Sussex BN8 6LP Opening Times: 2pm – 4.30pm Easter, May and August Bank Holiday Sun/Mons. Season: June – September Weds, Thurs, Sundays. Licensed restaurant opens 12noon.  
  FAX (0)1273 858188
  mailto:gage@firleplace.co.uk
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(0)1273
 858307
FISHBOURNE ROMAN PALACE
 
See Britain’s finest collection of in-situ Roman mosaics at Fishbourne. The 1stC palace was discovered in 1960. Twenty mosaics are on display along with the remains of hypocausts, courtyards, corridors and a bath suite. A museum displays finds, while an audio-visual presentation brings the site to life. Outside, the superb Roman garden has been replanted to its original plan, while a new Collections Discovery Centre will open early 2006. Guided tours at weekends.
Fishbourne Palace

Fishbourne Roman Palace Near Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 3QS

OPEN: from 10am daily, 1 Feb – 15 Dec; Sat/Sun, remainder of the year.
Mailto:adminfish@sussexpast.co.uk
FISHBOURNE ROYAL PALACE CLICK

(0)1243
 785859
FISHERMAN'S MUSEUM
Found amongst the Tudor net shops on the beach, in a former fishermen's church, the exhibition includes the lugger 'Enterprise' (built in 1909) fully rigged for sea. Also to be found here are a number of models, the last horse capstans (used for dragging the boats up the beach) and a painting of Sir Winston Churchill from 1955.

Fisherman's Museum

Rock A Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW

E-Mail

FISHERMAN'S MUSEUM CLICK

01424 461446
FISHERS FARM PARK
  All inclusive, all weather, all year. An award-winning mixture of farmyard and dynamic adventure play. Restaurants next to the indoor play zones and outdoors in the midst of the adventure park. Daily events include tractor rides, pony rides, ghost tunnel rides, bumper boats, climbing wall, farm shows in the theatre, animal handling. Fun for all. Ideally suited to 2 – 12 year olds. Phone or check the website for special offers and seasonal events.  
Fishers Farm Park

Fishers Farm Park, Wisborough Green, West Sussex RH14 0EG 

OPEN EVERY DAY 10am – 5pm.

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(0)1403
700063
FONTWELL PARK RACES
Fontwell Park racecourse hosts 19 jump race meetings a year including Saturdays, Sundays, evening and Bank Holiday fixtures. The fixtures have various themes such as ‘Family Race Days’, Abba Night, Ladies Evening, Festive Food and Drink Race Day and Christmas Party Race Days. Adult admission prices start from £10 and children aged 16 and under are admitted free of charge. Private hospitality suites are available for groups of ten or more.The racecourse is also available 365 days a year for weddings,conferences, seminars, concerts, parties and banqueting.
Fontwell Park Races
 Fontwell
Arundel
West Sussex
BN18 0SX
Fax: 01243 543904
email: info@fontwellpark.co.uk
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01243 543335
FOREDOWN TOWER NATURE & ASTRONOMY CENTRE

A beautifully converted Victorian water tower is home to this countryside centre on the Sussex Downs and the only operational camera obscura in the South East. The viewing gallery gives outstanding views over the surrounding countryside. Also weather station, interactive computers, countryside data, astronomy events. Tea and coffee facilities, shop and toilets. On site parking.

Foredown Tower
Foredown Road, Portslade, Brighton,
East Sussex, BN41 2EW
e-mail: foredown.tower@brighton-hove.gov.uk

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01273 292092

FORT FUN & ROCKYS

New dodgems, new balloon ride, new carousel ride! Adventure for all the family at Fort Fun in Eastbourne, a 2-acre family fun park. Reach new heights on the Bat Ride (if you dare), ride the 6-lane slide as tall as a house, or climb aboard the runaway train junior roller-coaster. Play Adventure Golf or drive one of our Formula One Karts and if it’s wet – come inside Rocky’s indoor Adventure Play area – Birthday Party heaven!for info Tel: 01323 642833.

Fort
                              Fun

Fort Fun, Royal Parade,
Eastbourne, East Sussex   

open year round 10am – 6pm (except 25/26 Dec). Fort Fun Park open summer season only
    mailto:fortfuneb@aol.com

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(0)1323
642833
 GOODWOOD HOUSE
   Recently refurbished home of the Lennox sisters, featured in BBC's Aristocrats, beautiful grounds and interiors.
 

Goodwood House
Goodwood House,
 Goodwood, Chichester,
West Sussex, PO180PX
 Fax: 01243 755005
 Email: curator@goodwood.co.uk
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01243 755000 

GOODWOOD RACES

The new millennium sees Goodwood Racecourse celebrate its second centenary, the Duke of Richmond, having brought horse racing to his estate in 1802. Today Goodwood is internationally acclaimed as being one of the most beautiful racecourses in the world and the new century sees Goodwood setting ever higher standards of style and quality for racegoers. 

Set on top of the Sussex Downs, Goodwood is not only a breathtaking backdrop for some of the very finest flat racing, but it is also one of the world’s greatest venues for entertaining in international sport. There are few moments in sport to equal the thrill of a top class field making that final sprint to the winning post. Goodwood is world-class horse racing at its most relaxed and chic.

Goodwood Races

 

Goodwood Racecourse Ltd
Goodwood, Chichester,

West Sussex. PO18 0PS.
Telephone: +44 (0)1243 755022
Facsimile: +44 (0)1243 755025

email: racing@goodwood.co.uk

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(0)800 018 8191
GROUNDS AND GARDENS OF HERSTMONCEUX CASTLE

Experience the peace and tranquillity of this 15thC moated castle set among carefully maintained Elizabethan gardens and parkland, your experience begins with your first sight of the castle as it breaks into view. Visit the gift shop, visitors’ centre, tea room, nature trail, and children’s woodland play area. Dogs must be on a lead. The castle is not open to the public, however guided tours are conducted at an extra charge and subject to availability. Please phone for confirmation of times before your visit.

Herstmonceux Gardens

Grounds and Gardens of Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham, East Sussex, England BN27 1RN

OPEN DAILY: 15 Apr – 29 Oct 10am – 6pm (last admission 5pm, in Oct closes at 5pm) Closed 25 and 30 July.  
mailto: c_dennett@isc.queensu.ac.uk

 HERSTMONCEUX CASTLE
GROUNDS CLICK


(0)1323
833816

GLYNDE PLACE

A magnificent Elizabethan manor house set in the downs heart of the South Downs. Glynde Place is the family home of Viscount and Viscountess Hampden, whose forebears built the house in 1569 with a mixture of flint and stone from Caen, Normandy. Portraits, furniture, silver, embroidery and books testify to 400 years of family life. The library commemorates the life of Mr Speaker Brand (1872 – 1884).

Glynde
                            Place

Glynde Place, The Street, Glynde, nr Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6SX   May to August inclusive: Wednesdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays House:Open 2pm - 5pm (last entrance at 4.45pm) Garden:Open 12.00 noon - 5pm TearoomOpen 12.00 noon - 5pm: Homemade Sussex cream teas and lunches using local produce

mailto: glyndeplace@glyndeplace.com
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0)1273
 858224
GREAT DIXTER HOUSE & GARDEN

Great Dixter is the birthplace and home of gardening author, Christopher Lloyd. The gardens include topiary, wild meadow areas, natural ponds, a formal pool and the famous Long Border and Exotic Garden.

Gift shop, toilet facilities (toilet for wheelchair users) dogs not allowed, (guide dogs only), plants/produce for sale, refreshments, famous gardener link, car parking on site, coach parking on site, picnic area.

Great
                            Dixter House
Great Dixter, High Park, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6PH
      Fax: 01797 252879
email: office@greatdixter.co.uk

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Please contact for opening times.

01797 252878

GROOMBRIDGE PLACE GARDENS & ENCHANTED FOREST

Gardens to enchant and excite – featuring a series of magnificent 17thC formal walled gardens plus the quirky, mysterious environment of the Enchanted Forest – challenging the imagination of young and old alike. Birds of prey flying displays, restaurant, picnic area and gift shop. Plus a great packed programme of special events.

Groombridge Place Gardens
Groombridge Place Gardens & Enchanted Forest, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9QG

OPEN DAILY: 1 April – 4 November 10am – 5.30pm. 

  mailto:office@groombridge.co.uk
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(0)1892
861444

HARBOUR PARK

For the perfect family day out you simply must visit Harbour Park. Not only does it have all the old favourites such as The Waltzer and Dodgems, but kids can also play Fantasy Golf, Pan for Gold or brave the Horror Hotel! New for winter 2005/6 – a superb indoor skating rink, and, coming soon, a thrilling Log Flume Ride (Easter ’06). All this borders a safe sandy beach, a traditional Harbour and Marina with boat trips, cafés, restaurants and plenty of picnic areas. There’s ample parking, so take the whole family to Harbour Park today!

Harbour Park
Harbour Park, Seafront, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5LL OPEN DAILY except 25 December. For details of winter attractions
   mailto: fun@harbourpark.com
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(0)1903
 721200

HASTINGS ATTRACTIONS

A fun day out for all the family! Underground, underwater, under siege; a day out in Hastings offers a fantastic day for everyone – and great value too! Relive the danger that faced the Hastings smugglers, in a labyrinth of tunnels and caverns at the Smugglers Adventure. Discover a whole new world beneath the waves and bring the ocean depths to life at Underwater World. Visit the first Norman Castle and learn the story of the Castle’s intriguing and often bloody past. Visit any one of these great attractions and receive 1/3 off at the other 2!

Hastings Attractions
Castle Hall, Stonefield Road,
Hastings TN34 1QB

OPEN ALL YEAR: for details tel: 01424 718776/422964

   mailto:enquiries@discoverhastings.co.uk
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0)1424 718776/
422964
HASTINGS CASTLE
 
William of Normandy built a wooden fort on the cliffs overlooking Hastings, shortly after after his victory over the Saxons on Senlac field in 1066. Around 1070, he ordered a new stone castle to be built on the same site. William soon returned to Normandy leaving the castle in under the command of Humphrey de Tilleul. Later, William granted the castle, the town of Hastings and a large amount of the surrounding Sussex countryside to Robert, Count of Eu.
At its height, the castle had a large stone keep and a church college. Tournaments were held at the nearby Ladies Parlour fields. Some tournaments were believed to have been attended by Adela, King Williams's daughter. Several later Kings visited the castle including, William II, Stephen, John and Edward I. In 1287 a series of violent storms undermined the cliffs the castle was built on, causing part of the castle, including the keep, to collapse into the sea. The castle was attacked by the French in 1339 and again in 1377, inflicting more damage. By the middle of the 16th century, with Henry VIII's disolution of the monasteries, the castle and its precincts was completely abandoned. In 1824, the ruins of the castle were rediscovered and excavated. The site remains open to the public today.
Hastings Castle

Tourist
                      Offices


The Stade , Old Town , Hastings , TN34 1EZ      
Fax: 01424 781186
Email: hic_info@hastings.gov.uk
Website: Visit Hastings
 
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(0) 1424 781 111
HASTINGS MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Closed December 2005 through to January 2007 due to major refurbishment. Hastings Museum and Art Gallery contains fine paintings and china, the cultures of other lands and a contrasting view of local wildlife today and as it would have been 150 million years ago. There are plenty of special features for children with fossils, local animals and a display on the Hastings born conservationist, Grey Owl. The most spectacular part of the museum is the magnificent Durbar Hall constructed for the Indian and Colonial Exhibition of 1886. There is also a wide ranging programme of exhibitions by the very best local artists, national touring exhibitions and local history topics.
Hastings Museum

Johns Place, Bohemia Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1ET


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01424 781155

HENFIELD MUSEUM

Local History Museum with agricultural bygones, costume, local paintings and photographs. Illustrating life in a rural area from medieval times

Henfield
                    Museum  

Village Hall, High Street
Henfield m West Sussex
Open all year Mon, Tue Thur &
Sat 10.00am - 12.00 noon
Wed & Sat 14.30 - 16.30
Email: office@henfield.gov.uk

01273 492546
HERSTMONCEUX CASTLE

Sir Roger Feinnes was granted 600 arces around the village of Herstmonceux in recognition of his service at the battle of Agincourt by King Henry V. Sir Roger used the land to build Herstmonceux castle in 1441. Herstmonceux castle is one of the earliest surviving brick built structures in England, after the art of brick making had been lost during the Saxon era. With its turrets, crenelation and moat, the castle looks defensively impressive, but it was built as a manor house and the castle never saw siege or battle. In the mid-18th century the interior was demolished to provide materials for nearby building projects. Restoration work began in the early 20th century and finally completed in 1936. Between 1946 and 1990, the castle housed the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Today it is situated in a beautifully landscaped park and well kept walled gardens.This 15th Century moated castle is set in 550 acres of glorious woodland and gardens. Visit the gift shop, tearoom, visitor centre and children's woodland play area and take a leisurely walk along the nature trail. Don't forget the beautiful gardens.
Herstmonceux Castle
Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN
Opening Times: 15th April to 29th October (closed 25th July), 10am - 6pm, last admission 5pm. Closed at 5pm during October, last admission 4pm. Castle is not open to the public, however Guided Tours are available (extra charge) subject to availability. Special events include a medieval festival in August.
   Fax: 01323 834499
Email: c_dennett@isc.queensu.ac.uk

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01323 833816  

HIGH BEECHES GARDENS

Twenty-five acres of magically beautiful, peaceful, woodland and water gardens. Spring flowers, autumn colours. Rippling streams, enchanting vistas, bluebells, azaleas, camellias,magnolias,wildflower meadows, rare plants, tree trails. Car and coach parking, picnic area, toilets. Access for all to Restaurant and Tea Garden serving lunches and teas all year. Coaches by appointment. Some steep gradients in gardens. No dogs please. (Reg Charity)

High Beeches Gardens
High Beeches Gardens, Handcross,
 West Sussex RH17 6HQ 

OPEN:1pm – 5pm mid-March to end October.
Closed Wednesdays

  mailto:gardens@highbeeches.com
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(0)1444 400589
HIGHDOWN CHALK GARDENS
Planted with rare plants and trees from all over the world this disused chalk pit has been transformed into a beautiful garden.
 

Highdown
                            Chalk Gardens
 Highdown Chalk Gardens,
Littlehampton Road, , Worthing,
West Sussex, 
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01903 239999 
HIGH SALVINGTON WINDMILL
 The last survivor of several mills within the area, this windmall has been fully restored to full working order.
 

High Salvington Windmill

High Salvington Windmill,
Furze Road, High Salvington, Worthing,
West Sussex, 

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01903 260218 

HISTORIC HEAVEN FARM

A 600-year-old unique farm carefully managed to live up to its name includes the Bluebell nature trail featured many times on BBC TV, parkland, ponds, and Rural Life Museum plus many pleasant surprises. The Stable Tea Rooms provide light lunches, cream teas etc. Craft Shop. Caravans and Camping. Guided tours of Ashdown Forest and Lewes area from your own coach. Free entry into farm. Dogs on lead.

Historic Heaven Farm
Historic Heaven Farm, Furners Green, Danehill, Uckfield, East Sussex   OPEN DAILY: 1 March – 30 November 10am – 5pm. A mile north of the Bluebell Railway and Sheffield Park Garden on the A275.
   Tea Rooms  (0)1825 790888   F  ax (0)1825 790881
  mailto: butler.enterprises@farmline.com
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(0)1825 790226
HOLLY GATE CACTUS GARDEN & NURSERY

Situated in the beautiful Sussex countryside, you will find the world famous 'Holly Gate' Garden, containing 3,000 cactus and succulents. Visitors can wander at leisure within 10,000 square feet of glasshouses where plants from both arid and tropical parts of the world are displayed, some like tiny pebbles, others tall and majestic. See aloes, prickly pears and pin cushion cactus. There are also thousands of plants for sale, making it a fascinating place to visit whatever the weather.  
Hollygate Cactus Nursery
Billingshurst Road
Ashington
Sussex
RH20 3BB
Open daily 9am - 5pm including weekends except 25/26/27 Dec
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(0)1903 892 930

HORSHAM

Horsham is the largest town in the district of the same name. Horsham is administered by Horsham District Council. The second tier of administration is by West Sussex County Council which is based in Chichester. In addition there are various Parish Councils.North East Horsham is known as Roffey, originally a separate village. It too has its own Parish Council.

The Horsham point - a mesolithic arrowhead - is sometimes claimed as the birth of distinctly British culture, since it is the earliest known artefact that postdates the separation (due to glacial meltwater filling the Channel) of 'Britain' from the continent. The first mention of Horsham was in a land charter of AD 947. The town had connections to the sale of horses and the name is believed to be derived from Horse Ham, a settlement where Horses were kept.An alternative explanation is that 'Horsham' is a contraction of 'Horsa's Ham' named after the Saxon warrior who was said to have been given lands in the area. An urban myth persists, however improbable, that the name is ancient Latin for "The Whore's Shame", most likely simply for the negative connotations it bears.Horsham may be mentioned indirectly in the Domesday Book (although this is sometimes debated among historians) adjacent manorial lands and surrounding holdings are also mentioned. Horsham had two weekly markets in the middle ages, and was noted locally for its annual fairs.Despite a local iron industry which stayed until the seventeenth century and a prosperous brewing industry, Horsham remained primarily agricultural until the early 20th century, when other industry and residential development began to proliferate.Horsham prospered well during the Victorian era and early 20th century. The town, along with others, has been well documented photographically by Francis Frith. The pictures record many of the landmarks that are still in place today although some, for example the War Memorial, Jubilee Fountain and Carfax Bandstand have been relocated.The town has grown steadily over recent years to a population of over 30,000.


Horsham

Tourist
                      Offices

9 The Causeway , Horsham , RH12 1HE   Fax: 01403 282594
Email: tourist.information@horsham.gov.uk  
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01403 211661
 HORSHAM MUSEUM
A fascinating museum is housed in a sixteenth century half-timbered building. Exhibits include ceramics, furniture, social life, exotica, costume, local history, plus reconstructed wheelwrights and blacksmiths shop. A saddler's shop, town history, a collection of early bicycles, a gallery on farming life and a display about the poet Shelley that includes many first and early editions are also available.
Horsham
                            Museum
9 The Causeway, Horsham,
 West Sussex, RH12 1HE
01403 254959
HOT AIR BALOON FLIGHTS Hot Air
                          Balloons

 

Email: bsb@hotair.co.uk
hHOT AIR BALLOON CLICK

01428 707307 

HOVE

Hove is a town on the south coast of England immediately to the west of Brighton. The former towns form a single conurbation together with some smaller towns and villages running along the coast. As part of local government reform Brighton and Hove were merged to form the borough of Brighton and Hove in 1997. In 2000 the conjoined towns officially attained city status.Hove is between Brighton on the east and Portslade-by-Sea on the west. The pre-1997 borough of Hove, formed in 1974, included Portslade-by-Sea.


Hove

Tourist
                      Offices

Church Road , Hove , BN3 3BQ    
(0) 1273 292 589
HOVE MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
The museum is split into a number of galleries including the Wizard's Attic which contains toys and interactive exhibits regarding children's lives, a local gallery plus other exhibits regarding the town's pioneer film-makers. There are also two new contemporary craft galleries that showcase star objects from the collection, introduce some of the key craft pioneers of the 20th century and explore the process of craft making.
Hove
                            Museum
19 New Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4AB

Tuesday – Saturday 10am–5pm
Sunday 2–5pm Closed on Mondays including Bank Holidays Closed 24-26 December, 1 January

  E-mail: museums@brighton-hove.gov.uk
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01273 290200

"HOW WE LIVED THEN" MUSEUM OF SHOPS

20 Cornfield Terrace, Eastbourne (just off the seafront between War Memorial roundabout and theatres). Visit the Famous South Coast Museum of Shops. See over 100,000 exhibits, collected during the past 50 years, on four floors of old shops, room-settings and displays. School and other parties welcomed (reduced rates and work sheets on application). Interesting Gift Shop at entrance.

 

How We
                            Lived Museum
"How We Lived Then" Museum of Shops,
 20 Cornfield Terrace, Eastbourne, East Sussex
OPEN DAILY: (incl. Sundays) from 10am. Closing times vary according to season.
      mailto:howwelivedthen@btconnect.com
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(0)1323 737143  
JAM GALLERY
The JAM Gallery, situated in the heart of Arundel, West Sussex, opened in March 2005. The town is renowned for its art lifestyle, unusual shops, galleries, antiques and cream teas!
JAM is a new departure into niche retailing for Jackie Ramseyer who ran her own PR related business for 25 years. Jackie searches for pieces that are from established and new designers; that are unusual and interesting; and really are one-offs.
Jam
                            Gallery
47 High Street
ARUNDEL
West Sussex
BN18 9AG
email: jackie@jamgallery.co.uk

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01903 883939
J C J POTTERY
A craft pottery specialising in porcelain domestic ware and reduction-fired lustre ware. You may see work being thrown on the wheel or decorated by hand. Finished work is for sale in our well stocked showroom. The pottery was established in 1974 and finds inspiration in the ideas and work of William Morris, William de Morgan and Bernard Leach. The workshop and showroom are in a beautiful converted set of farm buildings 10 minutes from the centre of Eastbourne. Admission free.
JCJ
                            Pottery
Peeling Manor Barns, Hankham Lane,
 Hankham Stone Cross, nr Pevensey, BN24 5AP
From B2247 in Stone Cross, turn north on B2104 signed to Hailsham. Immediately after the underpass, turn right into Hankham Road. The pottery is 400 yds on the right hand side.
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01323 469009

KENT & EAST SUSSEX RAILWAY

Tenterden – Northiam – Bodiam TN30 6HE
Join us for a magical ride through 101/2 miles of beautiful countryside. Vintage steam trains and historic diesel trains dating from Victorian times transport you back in time. Refreshments at stations and on many trains, including cream teas, light lunches and luxury Pullman dining for dinners, Sunday lunches, wedding receptions, private and corporate hire. Advance booking for on-board dining essential. Special packages for schools and groups. Free parking at Tenterden and Northiam stations for travel to Bodiam Castle (NT).

Kent & East Sussex Railway
Kent & East Sussex Railway,
Tenterden Town Station, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HE

OPEN: Talking Timetable Tel: 01580 762943

  mailto:enquiries@kesr.org.uk

 KENT & EAST SUSSEX RAILWAY CLICK
(0)870 6006074

KNOCKHATCH ADVENTURE PARK

Let their imagination run wild. Adventure Park with Playgrounds, Birds of Prey, Rowing Boats, Animals, Reptiles, Giant Sky Leap Slide, Indoor Soft Plays, Toboggans, Trampolines, Crazy Golf, plus lots more. At extra cost and weather permitting, Go-Karts, Laser adventure Game, Rodeo Bull, Tea Room and Burger Bar.

OPEN DAILY: April, June, July and August 10am – 5.30pm. Weekends and school holidays during May, Sept and October 10am – 5pm, Restricted opening during winter months.

Knockhatch Adventure Park
Knockhatch Adventure Park, Hailsham Bypass, Hailsham BN27 3PR
OPEN DAILY: April, June, July and August 10am – 5.30pm. Weekends and school holidays during May, Sept and October 10am – 5pm, Restricted opening during winter months.
   mailto: knockhatch@aol.com
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0)1323 442051

KNOCKHATCH SKI & SNOWBOARD CENTRE

Skiing and Boarding with the new Powderpac Softer Surface 110m main slope along with Nursery Runs and Drag Lifts, Open Practice to improve your skills and courses for beginners with qualified instructors. Equipment provided. Ski Lodge with ski and board hire, licensed bar with snacks, lounge and Edge to Edge ski and snowboard retail and rental shop. 

Knockhatch Ski & Surfboard Centre
Knockhatch Ski and Snowboard Centre, Hailsham Bypass, Hailsham BN27 3PR  PRACTICE SESSIONS are weekday evenings and weekend days 18 October – 1 April. For out of season opening times, all details and bookings Tel: 01323 843344.
  Emailto: skiknockhatch@aol.com
KNOCKHATCH SKI & SNOWBOARD CENTRE CLICK
(0)1323 843344
LAMB HOUSE
Open: 4th April to 31st October: Weds & Sats 2pm - 6pm. A delightful brick-fronted house, dating from the early 18th century and typical of the attractive town of Rye. This was the home of writer Henry James from 1898 to 1916, and later of author E. F. Benson. Some of James's personal possessions can be seen, and there is a charming walled garden. This house is administered and largely maintained on the Trust's behalf by a tenant. No WC. Car park and WCs in town. www.nationaltrust.org.uk


Lamb
                            House

West Street, Rye, East Sussex, TN13 7ES
The house is located in West Street, facing West end of church
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01372 453401
LANCING COLLEGE CHAPEL

Magnificient Gothic Chapel set on the South Downs. Founded 1868 and dedicated 1911. The Rose Window (9.7m diameter) was dedicated in 1978. Dominant impression of the nave is its height: 90ft to the apex of the vault.
Features include the stall canopies, the brass lectern, bronze candlesticks, altar silver and fine tapestries. Party Bookings welcome. (Lancing College is a registered charity and senior school of the Woodard Corporation founded for the education of boys & girls).Suitable for wheelchairs. Frequent bus service nearby but not operating on sundays.

Lancing
                              College Chapel

Lancing College
Lancing
West Sussex
BN15 0RW
Lancing College can be found on the A27 between Shoreham and Sompting/Worthing.

Open daily: Mon-Sat 1000-1600. Sun & Bank Holidays 1200-1600.
email: hmsecretary@lancing.dialnet.com
LANCING COLLEGE CLICK
01273 452213

LANNARD'S GALLERY

This gallery provides the opportunity to view both antique and contemporary paintings, including a selection of miniatures, ceramics and small pieces of antique furniture.Advice is also available on purchasing, cleaning, restoring and re-framing of pictures.

 

 

Oakhurst Road
Billingshurst
West Sussex
RH14 9HR

 

 

LEONARDSLEE LAKES AND GARDENS

The gardens are set in a romantic 240-acre valley with walks around seven beautiful lakes. Often described as the most beautiful gardens in Europe in May, when sumptuous rhododendrons and azaleas overhang paths fringed with bluebells to make an earthly paradise, full of fragrance. The Rock Garden is planted with Japanese azaleas of every hue. Here wildlife abounds – yes literally! Wallabies have lived semi-wild in parts of the valley for over 100 years. Watch the wildfowl, the large carp and the deer. Enjoy the gold medal winning Bonsai and the collection of Victorian Motor Cars (1883 – 1900) with some of the oldest cars in running order. ‘Behind the Doll’s House’ is a country estate of 100 years ago, all in miniature 1/12 scale. There is a café/restaurant, a gift shop and lots of plants for sale.

Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens
Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, Lower Beeding, Horsham RH13 6PP OPEN DAILY: 1 Apr – 31 Oct 9.30am – 6pm (last admission 4.30pm).
 
    Fax: (0)1403 891305  
 Emailto: info@leonardsleegardens.com
 LEONARDSLEE LAKES & GARDENS CLICK
(0)1403 891212 

LEWES

Although evidence of prehistoric and Roman occupation has been found in the surrounding area, it was not them, but the Saxons who first developed Lewes. They called it 'Hlaew' (which means small hill) and it was built on one of their cross-country trade routes. In fact, the steep High Street, with its assortment of old buildings and ancient passageways (called 'twittens' in Sussex), is the path the traders took from the ancient port below on the River Ouse. With its naturally defensive position, the Saxons also built fortifications here and established two mints. When the Normans came they saw the benefit of Lewes's elevated position, high on a spur of the South Downs. William de Warrene, who was given the town by William the Conqueror, built the dominating castle on the site of the old Saxon fort and the nearby Cluniac Priory, which grew to be larger than Westminster Abbey in London. Prosperity increased with ships bringing goods in through the port from other areas of England, such as wine, cloth, salt and spices. Lewes also exported local goods like timber, leather, malt, corn and wool. The sea trade continued through to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with wool, corn and iron becoming the main trade. A number of the old warehouses still stand, although their use has altered; many of them are now being used as craft centres or have been converted into shops.Today Lewes is the county town of East Sussex and hosts the headquarters for the health authority and the fire, ambulance and police services. Featuring a broad range of speciality shops, an array of architectural styles, plus an assortment of antique shops, Lewes is a fascinating place to come, either to browse, to buy or simply to wander.


Lewes

Tourist Offices

187 High Street , Lewes , BN7 2DE   Tel: +44 (0) 1273 483448   Fax: 01273 484003
Email: lewes.tic@lewes.gov.uk
LEWES CLICK

(0) 1273 483448
LEWES CASTLE & ANNE OF CLEVES HOUSE
 
The imposing Norman Castle in Lewes, built soon after 1066, towers over the county town, offering spectacular views from the top. Down the hill in Southover is Anne of Cleves House (BN7 1JA) – a lovely Wealden hall-house given to Anne as part of the divorce settlement made by Henry VIII.  
Lewes castle was built around 1080 by William de Warenne, one of William of Normandy's followers. In 1347 the castle became the property of the earls of Arundel. In 1382 the castle was damaged and plundered in a riot. In 1620 more of the castle was pulled down and the stone sold off. The Barbican in this picture was built in the early 13th century  

Lewes
                            Castle

Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum, 169 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YE 
CASTLE & MUSEUM OPEN:
daily (except Mons in Jan).
ANNE OF CLEVES HOUSE OPEN: daily Mar – Oct; Tues – Sat remainder of the year.
 AOC +  (0)1273 474610E castle@sussexpast.co.uk 

LEWES CASTLE CLICK

(0)1273 486290

LEWES PRIORY

The remains of a great priory built in 1077 which was destroyed by Henry VIII after his argument with Rome. There is a monument to the Battle of Lewes.

 

 Lewes
                    Priory

Priory Street
Lewes
East Sussex

 

 
 THE LIDO
This family entertainment centre offerschildrens rides, amusement arcades, live entertainment and shops and much much more.
Worthing Lido

The Lido,
Marine Parade, , Worthing,
West Sussex, 

THE WORTHING LIDO CLICK

01903 213486 
LITTLEHAMPTON
 A Coastal Gem Sheltered by the South Downs, at the mouth of the River Arun . For family fun and fantastic weather - Littlehampton is hard to beat. A European Blue Flag winning beach, harbour and a stunning riverside development make Littlehampton a seaside town with space, style and lots of sunshine. Littlehampton is lucky to have two contrasting beaches to offer visitors. The East Beach is traditional sand and shingle and perfect for families. Its European Blue Flag and Seaside Award confirm it is safe and clean. West Beach, on the opposite side of the river, has unspoilt sand dunes, rare plants and wildlife protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.   The riverside walkway links the seafront with the East Bank and the town centre. Head for the Look & Sea! Visitor Centre for a delightful café overlooking the river, interactive maritime exhibition displays, games and fantastic views from the Tower across the River Arun, out to sea and northwards to Arundel. On the seafront is Harbour Park amusement centre – an all-weather adventure village offering family fun for visitors of all ages. A Seafront Promenade Train runs between Coastguards Tower and Norfolk Gardens. There is summer entertainment on the promenade including Punch and Judy, live music and magic shows. Littlehampton Miniature Railway runs between Mewsbrook Park and Norfolk Gardens.
Littlehampton

Tourist Offices


Look & Sea Visitor Centre , 63-65 Surrey Street , Littlehampton   Tel: +44 (0)1903 713 480  Fax: 01903 721866
email: tourism@arun.gov.uk   
 :LITTLEHAMPTON CLICK
(0)1903 713 480

LOOK & SEA CENTRE

Housed in an attractive, modern waterfront building topped by a circular glass tower with outstanding 360° views out to sea and across the downs, the Look & Sea Centre is an interactive voyage of discovery that lets you experience how Littlehampton and the surrounding area have developed over thousands of years. There is a café serving drinks and light refreshments which over looks the harbour and out to sea.

Look
                            & See Centre


63-65 Surrey Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Email : info@lookandsea.co.uk

LOOK & SEA CENTRE CLICK

 

01903 718984
LITTLEHAMPTON MUSEUM
  Local history includes in-depth information on Littlehampton’s history, maritime and photograph connection. Three exhibition rooms holding an ever changing programme of exhibitions throughout the year. Well laid out and worth a visit. 

Littlehampton Museum
The Manor House,
Church Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5EW
Open all year. Tues to Sat, 10.30am - 4.30pm. 
email:
littlehamptonmuseum@littlehampton-tc.gov.uk
website: www.littlehampton-tc.gov.uk
01903 738100
LITTLEHAMPTON SWIMMING
& SPORTS CENTRE

Offers a warm and inviting welcome to all with a 25 metre 6 lane pool, a learner pool, a modern and well equiped gym and multipurpose indoor sports facility. The swim school is rated as a centre of excellence by the STA.
Littlehampton
                              Swimming Pool
Littlehampton Swimming Centre
Sea Road, Rustington
LITTLEHAMPTON
West Sussex
BN16 2NA
Situated on Littlehampton Seafront

email: lssc@inspireleisure.co.uk
LITTLEHAMPTON SWIMMING
CENTRE CLICK
01903 725451

LUGASHALL WINERY

Our unique range of Country Wines, Meads and Liqueurs are produced to the highest standards, in keeping with our aim of "blending tradition with technology" and offer a true taste of England.

Unlike some other products, ours are made from real fruits, flowers, vegetables and honey and contain no flavourings, no essences and no artificials.

Lugashall Winery

Lurgashall, West Sussex, GU28 9HA,
Fax: +44 (0) 1428 707654

LUGASHALL WINERY CLICK

(0) 1428 707292
MARLIPINS MUSEUM



Located in the centre of Shoreham in a building that is believed to have been a Customs House, which dates back to the 12th century. It was refaced in the 14th century with a chequer work of flint and Caen stone. Local and marine exhibits include the best collection of maps in the country.

Marlipins Museum

High Street, Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5DA

MARLIPINS CLICK


01273 462994

THE MECHANICAL MUSIC & DOLL COLLECTION
Housed in a Victorian church, 100 years of mechanical music are represented by beautifully restored instruments that play songs from the Victorian parlour, the Edwardian street and the English fairground. Also to be viewed are fascinating Victorian and Edwardian artefacts such as Edison phonographs, early horned gramophones and stereoscopic viewers. Over 100 Victorian and Edwardian dolls are also on display.

Mechanical Music & Doll Collection
Church Road, Portfield, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 Opening Times: June, July, August & September, Wednesday afternoons only. Group bookings at all other times by prior arrangement.
MUSIC & DOLL CLICK

01243 372646
MICHELHAM PRIORY AND GARDENS
 
Michelham Priory was founded in 1229 by Gilbert L'Aigle. Michelham was an Augustian order and lived within the local community. The priory lay on the Lewes to Pevensey road and many travellers would stop and seek shelter for the night. If you travel the Lewes to Pevensey road yourself also look out for the Wilmington Long Man, a figure cut in the chalk of the house downs and clearly visiible from the road. Travellers seeking shelter have included the Archbishop of Canterbury, King Edward I and Thomas a Beckett. Thomas a Beckett had the misfortune to fall in the moat when a bridge gave way. He survived unharmed, only to be later murdered by knights in the service of Henry II.  The Priory was hit badly by the Black Death in 1349, losing about half its community. The priory when into a decline and was finally closed by Henry VIII and the disolution of the monastories in 1537. Amongst other things, Henry is reputed to have stolen the lead from the roof at that time. An addition was added in tudor times and the priory was converted into country house.Set on a tranquil island surrounded by England’s longest water-filled medieval moat. Explore the Tudor mansion that evolved from the former Augustinian Priory. Beautiful grounds include a physic garden, herbaceous borders and sculpture trail. Watermill, smithy, rope museum. Self-service restaurant and gift shop. Phone for special event details

Michelham Priory

Michelham Priory and Gardens, Upper Dicker, near Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 3QS OPEN: Mar – Oct, Tues – Sun from 10.30am, also BH Mons and every day in Aug.
   Fax (0)1323 844030    E adminmich@sussexpast.co.uk

MICHELHAM PRIORY CLICK


(0)1323 844224 

MIDHURST

Formerly standing within the ground of Midhurst Castle, the parish church of St. Mary Magdalene and St. Denys was mentioned in 1291 and later in 1367 as standing, "in a place called Courtgene". The interior of the church has undergone much restoration and change and little evidence exists of its Medieval heritage. Consisting of chancel and nave flanked by aisles on both sides, the church was largely rebuilt in the Perpendicular style in 1422, towards the end of Henry V's reign. In 1605 the owner of Cowdray House, Anthony-Maria Browne, 2nd Viscount Montagu, was briefly arrested in connection with the Gunpowder Plot. He was suspected as a plotter because he briefly employed Guy Fawkes as a footman and stayed away from Parliament on 5 November following a warning from Robert Catesby. He is buried in Midhurst Church.It would appear that the castle was dismantled by the Bishop of Durham sometime between 1284 and 1311. The earlier owners being the de Bohum family who abandoned the castle in favour of Cowdray in 1280.

Midhurst

Tourist Offices

North Street , Midhurst , GU28 9DW    Fax: 01730 817120
email: midtic@chichester.gov.ukMIDHURST CLICK
(0)1730 817 322
MIDDLE FARM
 
A working family farm at the foot of the South Downs. See our Jersey cows being milked, and meet pigs, sheep, chickens, ducks, donkeys and goats. Visit our famous Farm Shop for the best British produce, local meat from our butchery, over 50 English cheeses, farmhouse baking and our own unpasteurised milk. Choose from 250 ciders and perries, or sample fruit wines, meads and liqueurs at the National Collection of Cider and Perry. Browse in our gift shop and relax in the Plough Monday Restaurant.
Middle
                            Farm

Middle Farm, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6LJ  www.middlefarm.com
OPEN ALL YEAR: 10am – 5pm.
  E info@middlefarm.com

MIDDLE FARM CLICK

(0)1323 811411
MILITARY AVIATION MUSEUM
   Tangmere Military Aviation Museum was established in 1982 on the old RAF Tangmere airfield. From its beginnings in 1916, through its illustrious service as one of Britain's front line fighter bases during WW2 and on to its key role as home to the world speed record breaking aircraft of the High Speed Flight in the post war years it has occupied a unique place in aviation history. The museum contains countless fascinating exhibits. Here you can see priceless historic aircraft such as Neville Duke's world record breaking Hawker Hunter, actual equipment used by the brave SOE agents who were carried into occupied France on 'black Lysander' flights from Tangmere, flight simulators where you can try your hand at flying, a full sized replica of the very first Spitfire prototype and more. Much more. There is something for all the family to see and do.
Tangmere
                            Military Museum

Military Aviation Museum,
, Tangmere, Chichester,
West Sussex,  Situated 3 miles east of Chichester off A27. Bus service from Chichester stops outside Museum.  Situated 3 miles east of Chichester off A27. Bus service from Chichester stops outside Museum. 

TANGMERE AVIATION MUSEUM CLICK

01243 775223 
MINIATURE STEAM RAILWAY ADVENTURE PARK
 
Award-winning railway adventure in Eastbourne. Ride for nearly a mile behind scale coal-fired miniature steam locomotives around a 5-acre lake. Fun or relaxation all day. Adventure playground, indoor model railways, garden railway, steam or diesel train journeys, lineside walk, picnic areas, maze, Thomas the Tank Engine souvenir/gift shop, café and prize-winning tea gardens. Free parking. No dogs.

Eastbourne Miniature Railway

Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway, Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 6NS  OPEN DAILY: 1 April – 1 October. Follow A22 New Route to Eastbourne then brown signs to ‘Mini Railway’ 
      E webmail@emsr.co.uk

EASTBOURNE MINATURE
RAILWAY CLICK

(0)1323 520229
MONKS HOUSE
 
A small weather-boarded house, the home of Leonard and Virginia Woolf until Leonard's death in 1969. The rooms reflect the life and times of the literary circle in which they moved. Car park 50m; village street too narrow for coaches; drivers must set passengers down at main road junction, then park elsewhere. The house and garden are administered and largely maintained on the Trust's behalf by a tenant.  


Monks House

Rodmell, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3HF
From A27 southwest of Lewes, follow signs for Kingston and then Rodmell village. Turn left at Abergavenny Arms pub, thence 0.5 miles.

Open 4th April to 31st October: Weds & Sats 2:00 - 5:30pm

MONKS HOUSE CLICK

01372 453401
NEWHAVEN FORT
 
An award-winning attraction for all the family. Fascinating exhibitions help visitors experience life in a Victorian Fortress and to learn about World Wars I and II. Explore the vast underground tunnels, huge gun emplacements, enjoy the stunning cliff top views and have fun in the adventure playground for under 12s. Excellent on-site gift shop and café selling delicious organic and fair-trade lunches and snacks. Dogs welcome on a lead. Pre-booked educational and group visits arranged all year plus a programme of special events.
Newhaven Fort

Newhaven Fort, Newhaven,

East Sussex BN9 9DS  

OPEN DAILY: March – October 10.30am – 6pm.
email:
info@newhavenfort.org.uk

NEWHAVEN FORT CLICK

(0)1273 517622
NEWHAVEN  LOCAL & MARITIME MUSEUM

The Museum is situated adjacent to Paradise Park in Avis Road Newhaven, and has on display over Eleven Thousand Photographs and artefacts of local interest. In addition a collection of items recovered from local wrecks by local divers is on display. The museum is open Saturday and Sunday afternoons throughout the year and also on Wednesday afternoons during the summer months. Special openings at other times can be arranged by contacting the Hon Curator Mr Peter Bailey on 01273 612530 during museum opening times.

Newhaven Maritime Museum
Garden Paradise, Avis Way, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 0DH
 
E-mail: info@newhavenmuseum.co.uk
NEWHAVEN MARITIME MUSEUM CLICK
01273 612530
NORFOLK GARDENS
A nine hole Pitch and Put golf course, a nine hole Adventure Golf course, six Rink Bowls Green and a miniture railway.
Norfolk Gardens
 Sea Road
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN17 5XX
Situated on Litllehampton Seafront
email: sportandplay@arun.gov.uk
NORFOLK GARDENS CLICK
01903 722466
NUTLEY MILL
This open trestle post mill is the oldest working windmill in Sussex. Centre post has been dated to about 1530 and my be the oldest in the country. Admission free but donations welcome.


Nutley
                            Mill
Crowborough Road, Nutley, East Sussex, TN20 6UP
5 miles north of Uckfiled, 9 miles south of East Grinstead proceed from A22 just north of Nutley village onto the Crowborough Road for about 1 mile.
  NUTLEY MILL CLICK
01435 873367

NYMANS GARDEN

 One of the great gardens of the Sussex Weald, retaining much of its distinctive family style in the historic collection of plants, shrubs and trees. This is reflected also in the surrounding estate, with its woodland walks and wild garden, and in the many rare and exotic species collected from overseas.  The creativity of the Messel Family is much in evidence in the style and decoration of the rooms open to the public. Full program of events throughout the year. Group bookings taken at all times throughout the year at a discounted rate. Disabled access, battery cars and wheelchairs available free of charge please contact to book.
Nymans Gardens

Stapleford Road, Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6EB
   Fax: 01444 400253
E-mail: nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk

Please contact for opening times.

NYMANS GARDEN CLICK

01444 400321 
THE OBSERVATORY SCIENCE CENTRE
Hands-on science and discovery among the domes and telescopes of a world-famous astronomical observatory. Set amid beautiful Sussex countryside, there’s plenty of picnic space and ample free parking. Café, Gift Shop, Telescope Tours, Science Shows and Special Events throughout the year. Groups, schools and birthday parties catered for.
 No dogs, except registered assistance dogs.

Observatory Science Centre

The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1RN
OPEN seven days a week from 10am, beginning February to end of November. Weekends only in January 7/8, 14/15, 21/22, 28/29 and December 2/3, 9/10 
  E info@the-observatory.org

OBSERVATORY CLICK

0)1323 832731
PAGHAM HARBOUR NATURE RESERVE
The reserve covers 1600 acres, just under half of which is the intertidal saltmarsh and mudflats of the harbour. The remainder consists of farmland, copses, lagoons, reedbeds and shingle beaches. Most of the reserve is designated a site of special scientific interest for its nationally important communities of plants and animals. It is also recognised as a special protection area and one of 114 sites in Britain recognised as wetlands of international importance. There is an extensive network of foot paths across the site as well as a visitor centre at Sidlesham. There are also 3 bird hides with wheelchair access. Schools are catered for in the classroom adjacent to the visitor centre.
Pagham Harbour
Selsey Road, Sidlesham
CHICHESTER. West Sussex PO20 7NE
Take the B2145 South off A27 at Chichester, signposted to Selsey. The visitor centre is immediately to the South of Sidlesham on the left hand side of the road, approximately 15 minutes from Chichester by car
The visitor centre is open every weekend and, depending on availability of volunteers, during the week at certain times. 10am-4pm
Fax: 01243 641568
email: pagham.nr@westsussex.gov.uk
01243 641568
PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY
Located in a fully restored Queen Anne town house and contemporary building. 20th century art from artists such as Piper, Moore, Sutherland and many more can be found. Excellent temporary exhibitions held throughout the year.

Pallant House

9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1TJ
 
E-mail: info@pallant.org.uk

PALLANT HOUSE CLICK

01243 774557
PARADISE PARK
 
Discover the fascinating world of animals and plants from millions of years ago to the present day. An extensive exhibition traces the history of Planet Earth. See fabulous collections of fossils, minerals and crystals. The Dinosaur Park reveals Sussex life millions of years ago. Follow the Sussex Heritage Trail through one of the finest water gardens in the South, with handcrafted models. Crazy golf, miniature railway, play areas. Garden centre and Terrace Café.
Paradise Park

Paradise Park, Avis Road, Newhaven, East Sussex BN9 0DH OPEN EVERY DAY ALL YEAR except 25/26 Dec. 
  enquiries@paradisepark.co.uk

PARADISE PARK CLICK

(0)1273 512123
PARHAM HOUSE & GARDENS
 
Enjoy the sheer beauty of this much-loved Elizabethan house with its important collection of paintings, furniture and needlework in light, panelled rooms, complemented by large bowls of informally-arranged flowers grown in our sheltered walled garden. Light lunches and cream teas are served in our 16thC Big Kitchen. Annual Garden Weekend 8/9 July. 
Paraham House

Parham House & Gardens, Storrington, near Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 4HS  OPEN: Easter Sunday – end of September Weds, Thurs, Suns and Bank Hol Mons, plus Tues and Fri in August. Gardens & Kitchen open at 12noon. House opens at 2pm. Last entry 5pm.
    E enquiries@parhaminsussex.co.uk

PARHAM HOUSE CLICK

(0)1903 744888 (info line) or 742021 
PASHLEY MANOR GARDENS
 
A winner of HHA/Christie’s Garden of the Year Award. An eleven-acre, privately-owned, quintessential English garden of individual character offering a sumptuous blend of romantic landscaping, imaginative plantings, fine old trees, fountains, springs and large ponds. Special events, sculpture and botanical art exhibitions. Gift and plant sales. Licensed Garden Room Café. Brown tourist signed.
Pashley Manor

 Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Sussex TN5 7HE  OPEN: 8 April – 30 September, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat and BH Mons 11am – 5pm.

PASHLEY MANOR CLICK
 

(0)1580 200888

PETER'S BARN GALLERY

This gallery provides the opportunity to view both antique and contemporary paintings, including a selection of miniatures, ceramics and small pieces of antique furniture.Advice is also available on purchasing, cleaning, restoring and re-framing of pictures.

 

 

Oakhurst Road
Billingshurst
West Sussex
RH14 9HR

 

 

PETWORTH

The ancient medieval market town of Petworth is set amidst the lush beauty of the West Sussex countryside in an area known as the Golden Triangle, its winding lanes and quaint old buildings give the impression that time has stood still. Yet nothing could be further from the truth, for Petworth, whilst maintaining all the charm of the past, is a thriving town. Petworth offers: One of the best antiques centers in the South of England Including interesting shops, cafes and restaurants. The charming Cottage Museum, Petworth House, which abuts the town, houses the National Trust's finest art collection (Many of JMW Turner's masterpieces were painted here). Petworth Park, with its breathtaking views, wandering deer, lakes (traditionally known as ponds) and ancient trees, was designed by Capability Brown and is open to the public every day There is also much to enjoy in the surrounding area, including the grandeur of Arundel Castle, Nelson's 'Victory' in Portmouth Dockyards, the delightful Elizabethan mansion and gardens at Parham House and Singleton Open Air Museum, to name but a few.All this makes Petworth a wonderful place not only for the lucky few who live here but for the many thousands who visit the area each year.

Petworth

Tourist Offices

Market Square , Petworth , GU28 0AF    
   Fax: 01798 343942
email: petworth-tic@chichester.gov.uk PETWORTH CLICK
(0)1798 343 523
PETWORTH COTTAGE MUSEUM

is at 346 High Street, Petworth, West Sussex. For full contact details click here. .The museum is a Leconfield Estate worker's cottage restored and furnished as it might have been in about 1910, when Mrs. Mary Cummings lived in 346. There is a cottage garden, a scullery, living room, bedroom, workroom, attic and cellar.The museum is staffed by volunteer stewards who offer our visitors a friendly welcome, and is run by The Petworth Cottage Trust, an independent charitable trust.

Petworth Cottage Museum
346 High Street, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0AU For how to find the museum click here. To find Petworth on Multimap click here. The museum is open from 2 to 4.30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from April to October. We shall also be open on some Saturdays and Sundays in November & December.
  PETWORTH COTTAGE MUSEUM CLICK
01798 342100
PETWORTH HOUSE & PARK
 
See life ‘above and below stairs’ at this magnificent 17thC stately mansion. Contains the National Trust’s largest collection of paintings and sculpture. Explore the Pleasure Ground and 700-acre Deer Park landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown. Family event programme. Excellent Gift Shop and Licensed Restaurant. Disabled access. Groups welcome. Dogs in Park only.
Petworth House

Petworth House & Park, Petworth, GU28 0AE OPEN: 1 Apr – 29 Oct (closed Thursdays and Fridays but open Good Friday), 11am – 4.30pm. Gift Shop, Restaurant and Pleasure Grounds also open 18 – 29 Mar, Sat – Wed, 11am – 4pm, and 1 Nov – 16 Dec, Wed – Sat, 10am – 3.30pm. Park open daily 8am –
  E petworth@nationaltrust.org.uk

PETWORTH HOUSE CLICK

(0)1798 342207
/343929
PEVENSEY CASTLE
 
Pevensey castle was likely built around 286 by Carausius, a Roman admiral, as part of the Roman defences against Saxon raiders. However, in 491 Pevensey was besieged by Aella the Saxon, who took the castle and killed all who lived in there. The castle remained in Saxon hands until the Norman invasion In 1066, William of Normandy landed in England, near Pevensey and erected a temporary fort within the Roman walls to shelter his troops. He later met the Saxon king, Harold Godwine, in the Battle of Hastings at Senlac field, near present day Battle. After defeating Harold, William gave Penvensy to his half-brother, Robert of Mortain, who built a stronghold inside the old Roman fort. Later, around 1100, a large keep was built. The castle has been besieged fours times since the Norman invasion - all four sieges were unsucessful. In 1088, it was held by Robert de Mortain against William Rufus, in support of Bishop Odo's attempt to put Robert of Normandy on the throne. Pevensey was held for the Empress Matilda against King Stephen in 1147. Simon De Montfort was unsucessul in his attempt to take the castle, after his victory over King Henry III at the Battle of Lewes. In 1399. Lady Joan Pelham held the castle against King Richard II's forces. Discover 2,000 years of history at this impressive castle. Take the inclusive audio tour and find out about its Roman origins, its turbulent history in the Dark Ages, its famous visitor in 1066 and its role in World War II. Explore the battlements, towers and dungeons of the medieval castle ruins. Tea rooms; picnic area. Small shop with themed gifts
Pevensey Castle
Pevensey Castle, Castle Road, Pevensey, East Sussex BN24 5LE   OPEN ALL YEAR: 1 Apr – 30 Sep 10am – 6pm daily; 1 Oct – 31 Oct 10am – 4pm daily; 1 Nov – 31 Mar 10am – 4pm Sat & Sun. Closed 24/25/26 Dec and 1 Jan. www.english-heritage.org.uk

    E educ.se@english-heritage.org.uk
0)1323 762604
POOH CORNER
 
All the ‘Enchanted Places’ including the famous ‘Poohsticks Bridge’ are found in the Parish of Hartfield which stretches deep into the picturesque Ashdown Forest. When A A Milne wrote the Winnie-the-Pooh stories his son, the young Christopher Robin, visited the shop weekly with his Nanny. This little shop, built three centuries ago, has the largest selection of ‘Pooh-phernalia’ to be found anywhere in the world. The village has two pubs and a village shop.
Pooh
                            Corner

Pooh Corner, High Street, Hartfield, East Sussex TN7 4AE  

OPEN: Mon – Sat 9am – 5pm. Sun & Bank Holidays 11am – 5pm. Closed 25/26 December and 1 Jan.

  email:info@poohcorner.co.uk

POOH CORNER CLICK

(0)1892 770456
PRESTON MANOR
Experience the charms of this delightful old Manor House, dating from 1250. Rebuilt in 1738 and added to in 1905, it powerfully evokes the atmosphere of an Edwardian gentry home both 'Upstairs' and 'Downstairs'. Explore more than twenty rooms over four floors from the superbly renovated servants' quarters in the basement to the children's day nursery on the upper floor. The house contains notable collections of furniture, portraits, silver and family memorabilia.  
Preston Manor
Preston Drove, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6SDPreston Manor is situated next to Preston Park in Preston Drove, 2 miles (5 minutes drive) north of central Brighton on the A23. Nearest train station is Preston Park. Open April to September.
 E-mail: museums@brighton-hove.gov.uk
PRESTON MANOR CLICK

01273 292770
THE PRIEST HOUSE MUSEUM
The Priest House is a timber-framed Wealden hall-house built in the early fifteenth century on the edge of Ashdown Forest. Key features are the traditional cottage garden, kitchen and sixteenth/seventeenth-century furnishings. The Priest House nestles in the picturesque Sussex Wealdon village of West Hoathly, on the western fringe of Ashdown Forest. Originally an early 15th century timber-framed farmhouse, it was probably built for the priory of St Pancras in Lewes.
Priest
                            House Museum

North Lane, West Hoathly,
East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4PP

email:priest@sussexpast.co.uk
PRIEST HOUSE CLICK

01342 810479
REDOUBT FORTRESS & MILITARY MUSEUM
Arguably one of Eastbourne's hidden treasures, this impressive circular fortress was built between 1804-1810 to defend the coast from possible invasion from Napoleonic France. Now restored, it houses one of the south's largest military museums. Collections on display include uniforms, medals and documents from the Sussex Combined Services, The Royal Sussex Regiment and the Queen's Royal Irish Hussars. Since 2004 an ongoing programme of redevelopment has been taking place at the Redoubt. With a new welcoming entrance area and signs throughout the building visitor facilities have already been improved. In addition there are a number of refurbished displays and a major new exhibition for 2006 supported by a series of events.

Redoubt
                            Fortress & Military Museum
Royal Parade, Eastbourne,
 East Sussex, BN22 7AQ
   Fax: 01323 438827
 Open: 1st April to 5th November, Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm. Closed Mondays.
E-mail: redoubtmuseum@eastbourne.gov.uk
REDOUBT CLICK 
01323 410300   
THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE TOUR
Tours available throughout the year, please call to confirm times and prices.Explore Regency life and the development of Brunswick town designed by Charles Busby in the 1820's during a guided tour. Look at Busby’s drawings of the project and visit the ‘Regency’ town house, which is undergoing restoration.
Regency House Tour
13 Brunswick Square, Hove,
East Sussex, BN3 1EH
 E-mail: info@rth.org.uk
REGENCY TOWN
HOUSE TOUR CLICK

01273 206306
ROSE GREEN CENTRE OF ART & CRAFT
 Local and regional artists and craftsmen demonstrate and show their work in this art and craft centre. Also available is a shop, exhibition centre and cafe.

 

Rose
                            Green Centre of Art & Craft
 Rose Green Centre of Art and Craft,
22-24 Rose Green Road, , Bognor Regis,
West Sussex, PO213ET
 
01243 262059 

ROYAL MILITARY POLICE MUSEUM

The museum traces the history of military police from Tudor times to the present day. Recent operations including those in support of the United Nations and NATO are amongst the displays. A library and limited research facilities are available by arrangement with the curator.

 Royal
                            Military Police Museum

Roussillon Barracks
Broyle Road Chichester, West Sussex PO19 4BN Tue - Fri 1030 - 1230 & 1330 - 1630. Also during Apr -Sep: Sat & Sun 1400 - 1700. Closed January

email: museum@rhqrmp.freeserve.co.uk

ROYAL MILITARY POLICE MUSEUM CLICK

01243 536225
THE ROYAL PAVILION
 
If you are amazed by the exterior, just wait until you see the interior… Universally acclaimed as one of the most exotically beautiful buildings in the British Isles, the Royal Pavilion is the magnificent former seaside residence of King George IV. Decorated in Chinese taste with an Indian exterior, this Regency palace is quite breathtaking. Restored Regency gardens, tearoom, audio guides (from Spring ’06) and a gift shop. Admission fee payable.
Royal
                            Pavilion
 The Royal Pavilion, Brighton BN1 1EE  
OPEN DAILY: (except 24/25/26 Dec) Apr – Sep 9.30am – 5.45pm (last admission 5pm), Oct – Mar 10am – 5.15pm (last admission 4.30pm). www.royalpavilion.org.uk
    visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk

ROYAL PAVILION CLICK
(0)1273 290900
RSPB - PULBOROUGH BROOKS
 
For all the family throughout the year. Set in the beautiful Arun Valley in the heart of West Sussex, a visit to the reserve makes an ideal day out. Explore the nature trail, with superb views across the glorious landscape (wheelchair-accessible with strong helper; Batricar available on free hire). Discover a wealth of wildlife and birds throughout the year. The visitor centre includes tearoom, shop, picnic and play area.
RSPB PULBOROUGH BROOKS
RSPB Pulborough Brooks Pulborough, West Sussex
OPEN DAILY: visitor centre 10am – 5pm, reserve 9am – 9pm (sunset if earlier). Free entry to visitor centre, charges apply to nature trail (free to RSPB members).

Email: pulborough.brooks@rspb.org.uk

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01798 875851
RUSTINGTON HERITAGE MUSEUM
A small museum run by The Rustington Heritage Association, featuring mostly social history with a growing collection of photographs and memorabilia of the village of Rustington. The Museum is located adjacent to the Council Offices in Woodlands Avenue, This year’s Exhibition, is entitled “We Do Like to Be Beside The Seaside” and is open from  May to end of September 2006.
Rustington
Woodlands Avenue
Rustington
LITTLEHAMPTON
West Sussex
BN16 3HB
From the M23 take the A264 then A24 to Findon roundabout. Turn right and follow signs for Rustington. At the Texaco Service Station turn right, then left past Sainburys. Go straight on at the next roundabout and turn right then left. The museum is on the right.

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01903 784792
RYE – MEDIEVAL GEM  OF THE CINQUE PORTS

Visit the enchanting medieval town of Rye with its maze of cobbled streets, fascinating buildings and wonderful shopping. Don’t miss our antiquarian bookshops, potteries, antiques and art galleries. Be sure to visit Rye Castle Museum, and the Heritage Centre for the Town Model Sound and Light Show and unique exhibition of old pier working slot-machines. Rye boasts superb accommodation and gastronomic delights. 
Rye

Tourist Offices

 Rye Tourist Information Centre, Strand Quay, Rye TN31 7AY  www.visitrye.co.uk
  F +44 (0)1797 223460    E ryetic@rother.gov.uk
(0)1797 226696

RYE ART GALLERY

The main gallery has several exhibitions of fine art of national and local interest and is situated in the Stormont studio off East Street.

 Rye Art
                          Gallery

Stormont Studio
East Street
Rye East Sussex
TN31 7JY

 
RYE-YPRES CASTLE

Ypres Castle is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Rye. It was built in 1250 by Roger of Savoy. Roger sold the castle to John d'Ypres around 1430, from who, it takes its present name. The castle currently houses part of the Rye town museum.
Rye itself, dates from Saxon times, when it was an island surrounded by sea and marsh. The sea has since moved and Rye is now several miles inland. The island of Rye was given to the Bishop of Fecamp by King Cnut in 1027. Rye remained in the abbeys hands until 1232 when King Henry III took possession. It was Henry who ordered the castle to be built at Rye, as part of Englands south coast defences.

RYE
                            CASTLE


SACKVILLE COLLEGE


A Jacobean almshouse, founded on 1609 by the Sackville family, Earl of Dorset which still serves its original purpose by housing 15 elderly people from the area. The Public Rooms, Chapel, Common Room and Banqueting Hall are open to the public. The Quadrangle of Horsham Slab is beautifully preserved.

Sackville College  

The Warden's Lodge
Sackville College
High Street
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 3BX
email: sackvillecollege@yahoo.com

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01342 326561

SEAFORD

The town of Seaford is a quiet seaside resort in East Sussex, U.K. It is located on the foot of the South Downs, a range of hills stretching from Winchester to Eastbourne. It is a great place to have a break.
Things to do
: For many, the main attraction in Seaford is the beach. This has an obvious attraction in the summer, when the sea reaches temperatures up to 20 degrees Celsius. But the sea is equally attractive in the winter. The town has a shopping centre, with enough shops to spend a good afternoon looking around. For the out-and-abouts there is plenty of hills to get on with, as we are situated at the foot of a hill range called the South Downs. The Seven Sisters Country Park is just around the corner, and so is the famous Long Man of Wilmington, a massive feature carved out in the rocks

Seaford

Tourist Offices

25 Clinton Place , Seaford , BN25 1NP    
  Fax: 01323 897426
Email: seafordtic@lewes.gov.uk
Website: Seaford Tourist Information Centre
  http://www.lewes.gov.uk/leisure/1497.asp

(0) 1323 897 426  
SEAFORD MUSEUM OF LOCAL HISTORY
The museum is housed in one of the Martello Towers; these were built as protection from invasion during the Napoleonic Wars. The one in Seaford was completely restored in the late 1970's and artefacts regarding the towns history plus re-constructions of shop and domestic scenes (such as a Victorian kitchen, grocer's shop, school and chemist) can be found inside.

Seaford
                            Museum
Martello Tower,
 The Esplanade, Seaford,
 East Sussex, BN25 1JJ
The Martello Tower is clearly seen near the
eastern end of the seafront in Seaford.
email:museumseaford@tinyonline.co.uk
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01323 898222
SELSEY LIFEBOAT STATION & MUSEUM

Before an RNLI lifeboat station was established at Selsey in 1861, many rescues took place off the coast. In 1838 even before a Lifeboat was stationed at Selsey A Silver Medal was awarded to Lieut E B Westbrook RN for saving three men from the sloop "Ann".A day does not go by without a volunteer crew somewhere showing their selflessness, skill and courage to help save lives at sea. Occasionally, however, a rescue deserves special recognition and the RNLI rewards acts of bravery from a Framed Letter of Thanks from the Chairman to a Gold Medal for gallantry. Awardees of a Gold Medal are invited to attend the Victoria Cross and George Cross Association.At Selsey lifeboat station the many such awards have been made

Selsey Lifeboat


: SELSEY LIFEBOAT
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01243 605282
SEVEN SISTERS SHEEP CENTRE
A family-run farm for animal lovers of all ages; the world’s largest collection of breeds of sheep and all the other farm favourites, tame enough to touch and feed. Daily bottle feeding, tractor rides, tea room, gift shop and picnic area. Lambing time 4 March – 1 May. Closed 2 May – 30 June. Shearing and sheep milking 1 July – 3 September. Mobile farm unit for visits to schools, open days etc. No dogs. OS map ref: TV557970.
Seven Sisters Sheep

Seven Sisters Sheep Centre, Gilberts Drive, East Dean, East Sussex BN20 0DG  OPEN DAILY: 11am – 5pm weekends and East Sussex school holidays. Other times 2pm – 5pm.
T/F +44 (0)1323 423302 email:info@sheepcentre. co.uk  SEVENSISTERS CLICK

(0)1323 423302 
SHEFFIELD PARK GARDEN
 
“Internationally renowned landscape garden.” A 120-acre garden with four large lakes reflecting the exquisite planting of trees and shrubs, enjoyable all year round, including quiet walks along secluded paths and family entertainment with children’s activities. Special events.

 

SHEFFIELD PARK GARDENS

Sheffield Park Garden, Sheffield Park, East Sussex TN22 3QX  Opening Times:
7 Jan – 12 Feb Sat & Sun 10.30am – 4pm; 14 – 26 Feb Tues – Sun 10.30am – 4pm; 28 Feb – 30 Apr Tues – Sun 10.30am – 6pm; 1 May – 4 Jun open daily 10.30am – 6pm; 6 June – 1 Oct Tues – Sun 10.30am – 6pm; 2 – 31 Oct open daily 10.30am – 6pm; 1 Nov – 23 Dec Tues – Sun 10.30am – 4 pm; 27 – 31 Dec Wed – Sun 10.30am – 4pm. Last admission 1 hr before closing/dusk. Open BH Mons Apr – Aug.
  E mail sheffieldpark@nationaltrust.org.uk

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(0)1825 790231 
THE SHIPWRECK HERITAGE CENTRE
This award winning museum is devoted to the history of wrecked ships. Hastings has one of the richest displays of shipwrecks at low tide in Europe. An exciting audio-visual presentation tells the story of the ships featured in the display. These include a medieval sailing barge sunk in the Thames at London; the 70-gun English warship Anne beached near Hastings in 1690 during the Battle of Beachy Head; and the Dutch East Indiaman Amsterdam that ran aground at Hastings. Additional features include radar, weather satellite, push-button videos and Primrose - the last Rye barge.

Shipwreck Heritage
                            Centre
Rock A Nore Road, Hastings,
 East Sussex, TN34 3DW
Open all year daily.
October to Easter: 11am - 4pm.
 Easter to October: 10am - 5pm.
01424 437452

SHOREHAM

Shoreham-by-Sea enjoys a unique location, bordered on the north by the South Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the west by the open valley of the River Adur and on the south by the river and Shoreham Beach. Such close proximity to the South Downs, river and coast make Shoreham-by-Sea a very desirable place to live.Shoreham-by-Sea is situated on the South Coast of England approximately 6 miles west of Brighton and 5 miles east of WorthingThe town and port of New Shoreham was established by the Norman Conquerors towards the end of the 11th century. Shoreham’s strategic location and proximity to Normandy made it a logical place to improve facilities for travel and trade. The magnificent church of St Mary de Haura was built in the decade following the Doomsday Survey of 1086 and the town laid out on a grid pattern. The 12th century building in Shoreham High Street, the Marlipins Museum, is one of the oldest surviving secular buildings in the UK and dates from this time. The rise of Brighton and Worthing and the coming of the railway in 1840 prepared the way for Shoreham’s rise as a rapidly growing Victorian sea port with several shipyards and an active coasting trade. Shoreham Beach to the south of the town, is the shingle bank thrown up over the centuries by the sea. Converted railway carriages became summer homes around the turn of the century, and Bungalow Town, as it was then known, became home for a short time to a flourishing film industry. It was cleared for defence reasons during the second World War and is now completely developed for modern houses. However the Church of the Good Shepherd, built in 1913, still stands.

Shoreham

Tourist Offices

SHOREHAM Civic Centre, Ham Road BN43 6PR     Fax: 01903 236227
email: tic@worthing.gov.uk   SHOREHAM CLICK
01903 221307
SHOREHAM AIRPORT
Visit Shoreham Airport and enjoy the atmosphere of one of the few remaining art-deco airport terminal buildings. Visit the Archive & Visitor Centre. Join us on an airport tour to view the aircraft at close quarters and hear about the early days of pioneering flight from Shoreham's history. Airside restaurant, outside viewing terrace, bar.
Shoreham Airport

Shoreham Airport,
Shoreham-by-Sea, Worthing,
West Sussex, BN435FF

Email: admin@shorehamairport.co.uk
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01273 296900 

SOUTHDOWN GLIDING CLUB

Welcome to the Southdown Gliding Club. The club was founded in 1930, and the webcam view below shows our airfield looking North East towards the trailer park. Currently we have over 200 members, which makes us one of the oldest and largest (all volunteer) gliding clubs in the United Kingdom. For a limited time, you can join the club without paying a joining fee.

 Southdown Gliding Club  

Southdown Gliding Club
Parham Airfield, Pulborough Road
Cootham, PULBOROUGH
West Sussex RH20 4HP

Southdown Gliding Club is situated at Parham airfield which is between Storrington and Pulborough on the A283 in West Sussex, opposite Clay Lane, and close to the entrance of Parham House.Office open weekday mornings
Members Line: 01903 746706
 
SOUTHDOWN GLIDING CLUB

01903 742137 
 SOUTH DOWN PLANETARIUM
At last, after years of planning, fund-raising and hard work, the South Downs Planetarium is a reality. It will be one of the largest planetaria in the British Isles, and it will be a properly scientific planetarium, not a peep-show. All the same, I have come across one or two people who say "Why create an artificial sky when the real one is there for our inspection?"There are quite a number of reasons - and one stands out at once. The real sky is not always available for inspection. We have better weather here than anywhere else in Britain But the skies are very often cloudy, even here, and usually clouds roll up at the wrong moment, making observers miss some unusual and important celestial event. In the planetarium, we can have clouds or not, as we wish! The function of a planetarium is really twofold. First, it is an educational aid. This may conjure up the impression of something dull and old-fashioned, but this is not so, because of the second major function: entertainment.
Southdownplanitarium  



 

The South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre
Sir Patrick Moore Building
Kingsham Farm
Kingsham Road
Chichester
West Sussex PO19 8RP
Email: sdownsplanet@btconnect.com
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01243 774400, 07818 297292 
 
St ANDREW'S CHURCH BEDDINGTON
The church dates from Saxon times and was originally wooden. The Normans rebuilt the church using local flint. The Church is located on the A27 just outside of Lewes.
 
 
 

St Andrews


St BARTHOLOMEWS
St Bartholomew's, a magnificent, almost overpowering church built entirely of brick, was undoubtedly the most important of the projects undertaken by Arthur Douglas Wagner. It was designed by a local architect Edmund Street in 1872, and aroused a great deal of controversy - critics called it a 'cheese warehouse', a 'monster excrescence' and 'Wagner's Folly'. There's no doubt that the design and dimensions of St Bartholomew's are unusual: it has one of the largest rose windows and it has the tallest nave of any church in the country. With its steep roof, immense walls and narrow pointed windows, it achieves a severe beauty. The interior too is nothing short of awe-inspiring: the enormous hall of the nave, without aisles or chancels, creates an impression of vast space and the whole length of the church is dominated by a towering hand chalk cross, set into the northern wall. Today, St Bartholomew's remains an immutable monument to the splendour of an entire religious era and is a Grade I listed building.

St
                            Bartholomews Brighton
Ann Street, Brighton, BN1 4GP
Tel: 01273 620491
E-mail: delia@qdstationery.co.uk
01273 620491
ST MARY'S HOUSE AND GARDENS
 
Enchanting medieval house with five acres of delightful gardens.Fine panelled interiors include the unique Elizabethan ‘Painted Room’. Amusing animal topiary. Victorian ‘Secret’ Garden and Rural Museum. St Mary’s features in Simon Jenkins’ England’s Thousand Best Houses. ‘Highly Commended’ in Tourism ExSEllence Awards. One of Britain’s Fifty Best Gardens to Visit (The Independent). Teas. Car park. Guide dogs only. A visit to remember.
St Marys
                            House

St Mary's House and Gardens Bramber nr. Steyning BN44 3WE OPEN: May to end of September, Suns, Thurs, BH Mons, 2pm – 6pm (last entry 5pm). Group visits at other times.

ST MARYS CLICK
 

(0)1903 816205
 STANDEN
Come to Standen and discover the best example of an Arts and Crafts house open to the public in this country. Built in 1894 as a country home for solicitor James Beale, Standen is a superb example of the work of architect Philip Webb, lifelong friend of William Morris, and a leading exponent of the Arts and Crafts Movement. The house provides a perfect illustration of the Movement's emphasis on hand craftsmanship and traditional materials with many everyday objects in the rooms combining both beauty and function. The artistry of the Morris wallpapers is echoed in the beauty and informal character

Standen
West Hoathly Road, EAST GRINSTEAD, West Sussex, RH19 4NE
2 miles South of East Grinstead
Signposted from the B2110 (Turners Hill Road)
email:standen@nationaltrust.org.uk
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01342 323029

STANSTEAD PARK
 Stanstead House is a stately home situated within 1750 acres of parkland, which is rich in wildlife and famous for its peace and tranquility.
 
Stanstead House
Stanstead Park,
Rowlands Castle, Chichester,
West Sussex, PO96DX
Fax: 01705 413773 
email:enquiry@stanstedpark.co.uk
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02392 412265 
STEYNING MUSEUM
Steyning dates from Saxon times and the museum charts the changes from port to market town.  

Steyning Museum
The Museum, Church St, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3YB Open all year. Please contact for times.
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01903 813333

 STOCK CARS, BANGERS & HOT RODS
From Spedeworth South – the mind-bending speed and crasherama of hot rods, stock cars and bangers. Great family entertainment! A quarter-mile raceway with car park and covered stands, catering and licensed bar. At Arlington Stadium, just off the A22 south of Hailsham. Racing also at Spedeworth tracks at Ringwood, Wimbledon and Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead.
Stock
                            Cars

Arlington Stadium, Arlington, Hailsham, Sussex BN27 1RN  ARLINGTON OPEN: Wednesdays Jun – Sept at 7.45pm. 2006 season starts Easter Monday (17 Apr) plus B Hols in May and August at 2pm.
  On Raceday Tel: +44 (0)1323 841642.

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(0)1252 322920
STONE CROSS WINDMILL
Stone Cross Windmill is a Grade II* Listed Building which has been returned to working order and is producing stoneground flour for sale. The Mill belongs to the Stone Cross Mill Trust, who have carried out the restoration and continue to maintain this brick-built tower mill as a fine example of a windmill in its most developed form.  Guides are always on hand to show visitors over the Mill. Visits by private groups are by arrangement.   The Mill Store is open whenever the Mill is open and sells flour, souvenirs and refreshments. There is a display of photographs ,detailing the refurbishment of the Mill, in the Roundel, together with a small display of items connected with milling.  Souvenirs on sale, a small display area and  refreshments.
Stonecross Windmill
Stone Cross Mill Trust, c/o Wrestwood, Peelings Lane, Westham, BN24 Stone Cross Windmill is 5 miles from Eastbourne & Hailsham, 3 miles from Polegate, 1.5 miles from Pevensey & Westham; SOUTH of A27 Polegate - Pevensey by-pass.It is open on Sundays from 14.00 - 17.00 during the summer season (normally April to end of September), with free admission (donations welcome)
hazelanddave@picton.fsnet.co.uk

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01323 760547

STONEYWISH COUNTRY PARK

Visitors can wander around ponds and lakes which contain a variety of wildlife and wildfowl. There is a pet's corner, children's playing area, farm animals, old farm machinery, a photographic display on the area's history. There are craft demonstrations and gallery space fopr changing exhibitions, together with a hands on exhibition for children

Stoneywish
                    Country Park  

Stoneywish Country Park Spatham Lane
Ditchling
East Sussex
BN6 8SU

 

 
SUSSEX COUNTY CRICKET CLUB
The County Ground is the home of Sussex County Cricket Club, whose stadium holds 3000 strong fans and now host brand new floodlights. Before it’s floodlighting the county was famous for the deckchairs, which ring its boundaries where the spectators can sit in the sun and watch Sussex play their cricket. The Club won its first County Championship in 2003 and are now the 2006 champions.

Sussex
                          County Ground
Sussex County Cricket Club,
County Ground,
Eaton Road,
Hove.
BN3 3AN
 
SUSSEX COUNTY CRICKET CLICK
01273 827100
THE SUSSEX FALCONRY CENTRE
 At the Sussex Falconry Centre you can learn to fly a hawk, touch owls, and watch falcons fly.
 
 

Sussex Falconary
 The Sussex Falconry Centre,
Wophams Lane, Birdham, Chichester,
West Sussex, 
01243 512472 
THE SUSSEX WINE COMPANY
We are a specialist independent wine merchant supplying organic wines, fine wines and smaller production wines from around the world. In addition we also list local fruit wines, locally produced chocolates, gift boxes, glassware and offer case discounts, Friday pm in-house tastings and a UK wide delivery service.  
Sussex
                            Wine Company
47 South Street, Little Chelsea, Eastbourne, BN21 4UT Our retail shop within the heart of Eastbourne's Little Chelsea district is open 6 days a week from 10am-6.30pm (6pm on Saturday's and closed Sunday's).
Tel/Fax: 01323 431143
E-mail: sales@thesussexwinecompany.co.uk
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01323 431143
TOWNER ART GALLERY & LOCAL MUSEUM
Bequeathed to Eastbourne by Alderman John Chisolm Towner in 1920, the original twenty-one paintings have now grown to over two thousand works of art, including prints, lithographs, sculpture, ceramics, wood engravings and paintings. Artists such as Bloomsbury Group, Ceri Richards, Eric Ravilious and Christopher Wood are featured.
Tulleys
                            Farm
High Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 1HG
01323 411688
THE TREATMENT ROOMS

A very special beauty salon where you can escape into a serene world and experience all aspects of Beauty Therapy and Day Spa treatments for well-being. Using essential oils and stones to purify, soothe, revitalise & restore balance to both mind and body.Aromatherapy Associates wraps and massage, Eve Lom, Dibi facials, Waxing, LaStone, Crystal Clear Microdermabrasion and Oxygen Therapy are just some of the ranges and treatments available.In an atmospheric space styled to combine luxury with simplicity and cocoon clients in a beautiful, very private world:
Light, airy changing rooms for men & women. Calm, spacious therapy rooms, (including a double to share with a companion). Warm, peaceful relaxation room
The Treatment Rooms aim to meet the needs of today and tomorrow with a selection of programmes to suit everyone. Individual bookings, hen parties and corporate entertaining can all be accommodated.

Treatment Rooms  

The Treatment Rooms
21 New Rd., Brighton BN1 1UF, England
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E-mail: info@TheTreatmentRooms.com

01273 818444
TULLEY'S FARM
 Where People Grow...
Fun for the family this summer at the A-Maze-ing Adventure Park. Activities include the Giant Maize Maze, Fortune Maze, Gem Mining, Adventure Play, Pedal Karts and Wagon Rides. The October Festival is Spooktacular, enjoy the Haunted Hayride, Creepy Cottage, Field of Screams, Shows, Games and huge pumpkin displays. Tulleys Farm’s list of events includes Easter Egg Hunts, PYO, Food Festivals and Santa’s Grotto. 
Tulleys Farm

Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 4PE  Farm Shop and Tearoom OPEN throughout the year. Phone or see web site for opening times and event details.
 shop@tulleysfarm.com

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(0)1342 718472  

UPPARK 

  17th century house, elegant Georgian interiors, famous dolls house, pretty Regency garden with glorious views to the Solent. Exhibition, shop & Restaurant.
Uppark

Uppark, The National Trust, South Harting, PETERSFIELD, Hampshire, GU315QR5.
5 ml SE of Petersfield on B2146, near South Harting. 10 mls from Chichester (B2141). Fax: 01730 825873 

Email: uppark@nationaltrust.org.uk
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01730 825415 
VOLKS RAILWAY
Britain's oldest electric railway built in 1883, running for one and a quarter miles along the top of the beach from the Aquarium Station near Brighton Pier to the Marina. Trains every 15 mins. Peter Pan's playground situated on-route at the halfway station, with free children's playground and cafe. Disabled: Ramp available (if party booking please call ahead so that extra space can be allowed for wheelchairs). Toilets at Aquarium and Marina Stations - disabled toilets available opposite Aquarium station (25 yards). Handrails. Driver will assist where required.
Volks
                            Railway
Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex,
BN2 1EN
E-mail: stuart.strong@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Train Times: April to Mid September. Mon - Fri, 11am - 5pm. Sat/Sun, 11am - 6pm.
01273 292718
WAKEHURST PLACE AND MILLENNIUM SEED BANK
 
Kew’s country garden is open all year, with free entry for children under 17. Enjoy 180 acres of splendid gardens, woodlands and water features. Year-round botanical interest. Every season brings a new experience. Visit the heart of the £80m Millennium Seed Bank Project – interactive exhibition. Visitor centre houses Seed Café, plant and gift shops. The Stables, licensed counter-service restaurant. 16thC mansion with Learning and Science Zones. The Gallery exhibition. Garden tours. Bluebell festival and autumn colour weekends. Adjacent Loder Valley nature reserve. Group discounts.No dogs.
Wakehurst Place
Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, Nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6TN   OPEN ALL YEAR: (closed only 24/25 Dec). Email: wakehurst@kew.org
 WAKEHURST PLACE CLICK

(0)1444 894066 (24hr)
WEALD & DOWNLAND OPEN AIR MUSEUM
          
In the heart of the beautiful South Downs is England’s leading museum of historic buildings and traditional rural life. Over 45 rescued historic buildings bring to life the homes, farms and workplaces of the south east over the past 500 years. Visit the medieval farmstead, working Tudor kitchen and 17thC watermill. Plus Shire horses, café, picnic area, shop, dogs on leads welcome.
Weald
                            & Downland Museum
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0EU  OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR:
April - October daily 10.30am - 6.00pm.
For winter opening hours, please see
 WEALD & DOWNLAND MUSEUM CLICK

01243 811348
WEST BLATCHINGTON WINDMILL
This 19th century smock mill (last operated in 1897) with its neighbouring church continues to mark the site of the old downland village of West Blatchington. The windmill is almost fully restored and contains much of the original machinery. It is particularly interesting as it sits on top of a flint tower and barn, and the timber smock is unusually hexagonal. A permanent exhibition and exhibits of rural life and milling. Winner of 1988 Civic Trust Commendation. Teas served in barn. Events held throughout the year.
West Blatchington Windmill
97 Holmes Avenue, Hove, BN3 7LE
2.30pm - 5.00pm Sunday & Bank holiday Mondays May - End September. Schools and group bookings welcome all year by prior arrangement.
E-mail: museums@brighton-hove.gov.uk
WEST BLATCHINGTON
WINDMILL CLICK

01273 776017

WEST DEAN GARDENS

Set within the rolling South Downs, West Dean is a garden on an expansive scale. Visiting the Gardens you are immersed in a classic 19th Century designed landscape with over 2 acres of highly acclaimed restored Victorian walled kitchen and fruit gardens.

WEST DEAN
                            GARDENS

West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex

WEST DEAN GARDENS CLICK

01243 818210
 WEST WITTERING BEACH
With a wonderful stretch of open space behind the best natural and uncommercialised sandy beach within easy reach of central London, it is not surprising that West Wittering is a favourite destination for a family day out. Now you have found us we anticipate that you will return time and again. Many families have done so for generations. The extensive acres of neatly mown grass are perfect for parking, a picnic or barbeque, and for impromptu games. Cars are parked very close to the beach where there is plenty of space for whatever you want to do. Swimming is safe, and the site is also popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers.

 West
                            Wittering Beach

West Wittering Estate Plc
The Estate Office
West Wittering Estate
West Wittering
Chichester
West Sussex PO20 8AJ  
Fax: 01243 513082
email:office@westwitteringbeach.co.uk  

WEST WITTERING CLICK

 

01243 514143 
WILDERNESS WOOD
 
“Beautiful, relaxing, fabulous.” There’s something for all ages at this unique award-winning working woodland, eye-opening for adults and great fun for children. Beautiful all year, with woodland trails, spring bluebell walk, ‘easy access’ path. Children love the playground, exploring, building camps. Picnic places, BBQs, tea room/garden with local produce, gift shop and exhibition in timber barn. Garden furniture and wood products. Special events, holiday activities, teachers’ packs. Dogs allowed.
Wilderness Wood
Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down, Nr Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 4HJ  OPEN DAILY ALL YEAR: 10am – 5.30pm/dusk. On A272 in Hadlow Down.  www.wildernesswood.co.uk
  E enquiries@wildernesswood.co.uk
(0)1825 830509
WILDFOWL & WETLANDS CENTRE
 
With 60 acres of ponds, lakes and reedbeds, The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust at Arundel is surrounded by ancient woodland, adjacent to the river Arun and overlooked by the town’s historic castle. In such a stunning setting it is the perfect place for a family day out that is different. Here you can find hundreds of the world’s most spectacular swans, geese and ducks in idyllic settings. Many birds are so tame that they will feed straight from the hand. (No dogs.)
 Free parking, Gift Shop, Quality Restaurant.
Wetlands

The Wildfowl & Wetlands, Trust Mill Street, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9PB UK OPEN EVERY DAY except ChristmasDay

Email: info.arundel@wwt.org.uk
WILDLIFE & WETLANDS CENTRE CLICK

(0)1903 883355

WORTHING

With a population of around 100,000, Worthing is the largest town in West Sussex and a bustling modern commercial centre . The town lies on the coastal plain bounded to the north by the outstanding natural beauty of the South Downs and to the south by the English Channel.It is the towns geographical situation , offering as it does the dual attractions of beautiful countryside and the sea , which over the years has been the primary reason for the town's popularity and growth . Worthing has all the amenities one would expect in a town of its size. It is the premier shopping centre in West Sussex with an excellent variety of specialist shops, well-established family businesses, department stores, chain stores and supermarkets. The modern town centre is located just off the seafront and is mainly pedestrianised. Over the years Worthing has been chosen by a number of national and multi - national companies for their headquarters and as their main operating bases . Today firms such as Norwich Union and Glaxo Smithkline are established within the the town's boundaries. Entertainment is an important part of the life of any town and Worthing is no exception. There are seven multipurpose venues offering a full range of first class entertainment featuring some of the top names of stage and TV fame. There is also a lively nightclub scene for younger residents. In fact there is something to suit everyone!There are two leisure centres, and together with other sports venues, they provide a wide range of sports and activities from squash to weight training. There are regular tuition courses held to develop new sports. Health and Fitness Suites at Worthing Leisure Centre and the Aquarena (the indoor swimming complex) offer individual monitoring with some of the latest computerised equipment. There are also facilities to allow customers to relax and unwind. From the five miles of seashore other sports can be enjoyed, such as swimming, windsurfing, yachting and fishing. There are also golf courses, putting greens, tennis facilities and bowling greens (Worthing is known for its national bowling championships).

Worthing

Tourist Offices

Chapel Road , Worthing , BN11 1HL  
 Fax: 01903 236277
 email: tic@worthing.gov.uk 

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(0)1903 210 022
WORTHING MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

This is the best place in the County to learn about fabulous old costumes, local archaeology, local history, toys, dolls, pictures, Downland life and geology. Come and hear the Shepherd and his flock, see the Patching Hoard of Roman gold and silver, the reconstructed Downland Kitchen and Victorian Nursery.  The range of temporary exhibitions in three galleries and in the garden, combine with a varied programme of special events to make this Museum an irresistible and entertaining place to visit time and time again. Shop, excellent disabled access, lift, toilets.
Worthing Museum & Art Gallery
Chapel Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN11 1HP
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm. Admission Free. Closed all bank holidays.
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WORTHING THEATRES

Here in Worthing we continue to offer an exciting and diverse year round programme and are proud to announce a varied line up of events with concerts, plays, cinema, dances and much more.

The Pavilion Theatre is situated on the promenade end of Worthing Pier. The Theatre was built in 1926, and has a high decorated proscenium archway over the stage, giving a unique and regal elegance. With the sea as a back drop and the town close by, this is a lovely venue for any event. This versatile multi use venue has hosted a wide range of events from The National Lottery Prize Draw to Art and Craft fairs and dinner dances, to successful conferences.

The Connaught Theatre was built in 1914 , but was originally called the Picturedrome . For 20 years it was an early cinema , until 1935 when the Worthing Repertory Company outgrew its own premises and came in to the venue , bringing with it the name Connaught Theatre . The original Connaught Theatre was what is now known as the Connaught 2-Screen Cinema.The company added a stage and fly tower , and the venue began to trade as a theatre. In 1987 projection facilities were added and a full cinema programme now runs alongside the live shows

Assembly Hall -Hosting modern rock and pop concerts, the Worthing Symphony Orchestra and a wealth of other events, the Assembly Hall is an ideal entertainment venue providing you with the very latest in sound and lighting technology. The Assembly Hall has a fully licensed bar and in house caterers can look after all your requirements . As catering in the Council venues is undertaken by contractors it is not possible for outside catering to be brought in.

 

Worthing Pavilion

 

Worthing Connaught

 

Worthing Assembly

Pavilion Theatre , Marine Parade , Worthing BN11 3PX

Tel: (01903) 206206 (Box Office)
(01903) 231799 (Hirings)
Fax: (01903) 821124 E-Mail: theatres@worthing.gov.uk
Office hours only: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm


Connaught Theatre , Union Place
Worthing BN11 1LG
Tel: (01903) 206206 (Box Office) (01903) 231799 (Hirings) Fax: (01903) 215337 E-Mail: theatres@worthing.gov.uk
Office hours only: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Assembly Hall , Stoke Abbott Road
Worthing BN11 1HQ

Tel: (01903) 206206 (Box Office)
(01903) 231799 (Hirings)
Fax: (01903) 215337 E-Mail: theatres@worthing.gov.uk
Office hours only: Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm


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YESTERDAY'S WORLD
 
Discover a magical journey through 100 years of British history at award-winning Yesterday’s World, regarded as one the best social history museums in the country. Experience a taste of life as it used to be from the days of Queen Victoria – the 1950s; vividly recreated in a 600 year old hall-house with commentaries and evocative sounds and smells. Coming soon! State of the art exhibition centre featuring ‘An Audience with Queen Victoria’: a fully interactive display using the latest 3D computer generated imagery to describe the many social changes, inventions and developments that occurred during the long and illustrious reign of Queen Victoria. New indoor café, lunch room for schools and new toilet facilities.  
Yesterdays World
Yesterday's World, 89-90 High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AQ  OPEN DAILY: from 9.30am.  
   Email info@yesterdaysworld.co.uk

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(0)1424 893938/
775378
(24hrs)
ZIMMER STEWART GALLERY
We provide a range of contemporary art in all mediums from living artists (both new and established). We change exhibitions every month, so there is always something new to see. Please have a look at our website to see what's on now.
Zimmer Stewart Gallery
29 Tarrant Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9DG
   Mobile: 07901 677933
E-mail: james@zimmerstewart.co.uk
01903 885867
ALEC's Sussex
OUTDOOR EVENT GUIDE 2010

prepared by Lance Publications, Park House, Park Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3DL email: info@showmans-directory.co.uk  website: www.showmans-directory.co.uk The full  Directory is available from them.
This section is included in memory of the late Alec Davey of R.Bromley & Co. Ltd- the wine  merchants, to commemorate his 25 years entertaining all at the major events
(1962-1987). Read about him CLICK HERE
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THE GARDENS OF SUSSEX
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Alexandra Park
Alexandra is a long, narrow park running through the centre of Hastings. The park includes a boating lake, bowls green and war memorial. The park was recently restored with Heritage Lottery funding (the park reopened in April 2004 by TV gardener Charlie Dimmock).


Alexandra Park, Hastings Lower Park Road,
 Hastings,
 East Sussex, 
TN34 2LD

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ALFRISTON CLERGY HOUSE
This delightful small garden of just 1 acre is set around the Alfriston Clergy House, a 14th century cottage which was the first ever property to be acquired by the National Trust.The front garden is jammed full of colourful cottage plants. To the side is a small orchard, and lawned area. The back garden and small lawned terrace, together with raised herbaceous border overloook the River Cuckmere. Sit a while and listen to the reed warblers. Several other 'garden rooms' including a vegetable garden with raised beds.Open  27 Feb - 19 Dec  Mon, Weds, Thurs, Sats and Sun, 10.30 - 5 ( 11 - 4 winter ) plus Fridays 2 - 29 August - Open Good Friday. Free entry NT members. Shop. Partial disabled access. Ring for details.
Alfriston Clergy House The Tye,
 Alfriston,
Polegate,
East Sussex,
BN26 5TL
4 miles North East of Seaford, just east of B1208 in Alfriston village adjoining the Tye.
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email:ksdxxx@smtp.ntrust.org.uk
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01323 870001

ARLINGTON BLUEBELL WALK
23 acre deciduous wood managed to enhance carpets of white wood anemones followed by bluebells. Choice of seven different walks with many informative signs on the flora and fauna. On one of the three farms you can view cows being milked in a modern milking parlour. Countryside exhibition in entrance barn.
 

Bates Green Farm, Tye Hill Rd, Arlington, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 6SH
Fax: 01323 482039

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01323 485152
ARUNDEL CASTLE
Seat of the Dukes of Norfolk, this magnificent castle is still a family home and reflects the changes of nearly 1,000 years. Fine collections of paintings and works of art, including Mary Queen of Scots rosary.Arundel castle was built early in the eleventh century by Earl Roger de Montgomery, a follower of William the Conqueror. William d'Aubigny received the Honour of Arundel in 1138. Since then the castle has passed down through the Fitzalan family to the Howards, the Dukes of Norfolk. The castle is home to the current Duke . The castle has been besieged 3 times. By King Henry 1st in 1102, again in 1139 when the castle sheltered the Empress Matilda, who staked a claim to the throne of England. The final siege and sack was by Cromwell's Parliamentarian forces in 1643 - 1644.   The castle has now been extensivley restored and shows little of the damage inflicted in earlier years. Arundel sits overlooking the river Arun, near the village of Arundel. The castle and grounds are open to the public for most of the summer months. There is a car park and a cafeteria and gift shop in the castle.  40 acres of grounds and gardens and Medieval Keep. Guide dogs only. Events throughout the season. 2 April – 27 October daily except Saturdays. Keep, grounds, gardens, shop, restaurant 11am – 5pm, Castle 12noon – 5pm. Last entry 4pm.

Arundel Castle, West Sussex 
 Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9AB
 
In the centre of Arundel, N of A27
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 mailto: info@arundelcastle.org 

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(0)1903
 883136

BATEMANS , Home of Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling lived here at Batemans from 1902 to his death in 1936 and was responsible for most of the Garden which surrounds the Jacobean House. Good Spring borders and riverside walk to the Mill House  is also edged with cherries wild flowers and spring bulbs. More formal borders with roses and Mulberry Garden. Worth visiting when combined with visit to the house. The Kipling Gardens in Rottingdean are also open to the public.open 2010 Gardens - 27 February - 22 December. House - 13 March - 31October November

Bateman's Batemans ( National Trust )
Burwash, Etchingham,
 East Sussex, TN19 7DS
0.5 miles south of Burwash, off the A265.
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Tel 01435 882302
BATES GREEN FARM
A farmhouse with a skillfully planted garden, showing the owner's interest in both colour and foliage. There is a shade garden, vegetable garden, enclosed garden and woodland.Opening times - Open 3 days per year under the National Garden Scheme and by appointment.
Bates Green Farm Arlington,
nr Polegate,
 East Sussex,
 BN26 6SH
2.5 miles south west of the A22 at Hailsham and 2 miles south of Michelham Priory at Upper Dicker.
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Tel : 01323 485152
BATTLE ABBEY
The abbey was built on the site of the Battle of Hastings, now managed as landscape park and the winner of a design award c1990. When Loudon came here in 1842 the Abbey was still derelict. He visited the ruins and found that 'Underneath a bowling green are a number of gloomy damp vaults, which we passed through, one after another, and were told that they were prisons. . . we hope the whole will be preserved as a historical monument'. There was a flower garden among the ruins 'very well planted and managed'. The abbey has been restored and today has a pleasant Victorian garden.Opening times - All year. Daily. Open 10am to 6pm (4pm October to March).
Battle Abbey Battle,
East Sussex, 
TN33 0AD
At the top of the High Street in Battle village.

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BEDLANDS FARM NATURE RESERVE

The site is owned by Mid Sussex District Council and the Friends of Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve help maintain it.The Nature Reserve consists of ancient meadows, woodland, hedgerows and ponds, covering 80 acres. During the past couple of years the Friends have been surveying the wildlife and keeping records of all the flora and fauna in preparation for publishing a book entitled ‘The Bedelands Story’.  This will also include the history of the farm.

Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve is situated on the northern edge of Burgess Hill and access to it is from the playing fields next to Burgess Hill Town Football Club, off Maple Drive, and from Coopers Close.  Other entry points are from a footpath near Valebridge Close and from beneath the viaduct in Valebridge Road.

01444

242279

BEDGEBURY NATIONAL PINETUM
Open 365 days a year, Bedgebury is the perfect place to walk, cycle, ride or play in a spectacular world of trees.  Bedgebury's National Pinetum is a world-class collection of dramatic conifers and, from spring 2006, Bedgebury Forest will offer miles of family cycling, mountain-biking, riding, walking and adventure play for a parking fee per car ( see website ). The new Visitor Centre has a cycle franchise, a restaurant, showers and an education/community room.  As a location for healthy outdoor activity in a beautiful natural setting and with accessibility for all ages and abilities, Bedgebury is in a class of its own.Open 365 days, 10 - 5pm, refreshments, plant sales .   Visit our website for further information about events or The Bedgebury Pinetum Development Project. Dogs on leads allowed.
Golden Larch cones at Bedgebury Goudhurst, Cranbrook
TN17 2SL.

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Tel 01580 211781
BODIAM CASTLE
 
Keeping our stories alive – in a fairy-tale castle. Bodiam Castle is a story-book castle, the best example of its type in the country, built in 1385.
Bodiam castle was built between 1385 and 1388, toward the end of the castle building age, by Sir Edward Dalyngrygge. The walls were realtively thin and contained a number of large mullioned windows, making the castle impractical to defend against canonfire. It was besieged in 1484 by Richard III and 1643 by Parlementarians under the command of Sir William Waller. The castle surrendered quickly on both occasions. After the 1643 siege, Cromwell ordered the victorious Parlementarians to dismantle the castle. It remained in a ruined state until it was restored in the 19th century by the Marquis of Curzon.  Learn about its past in the display rooms and at our year round family events. Outdoor plays and Art and Craft events. Wander in the tranquil setting of the grounds around the castle, with views of the Rother Valley and KES Railway.
OPEN: 7 Jan – 10 Feb Sat & Sun 10am – 4pm; 11 Feb – 31 Oct daily 10.30am – 6pm; 4 Nov – 9 Feb 2007 Sat & Sun 10.30am – 4pm. Closed 24 Dec – 5 Jan 2007. Last admission 1 hr before closing.
bodiam
                        Castle 

Bodiam Castle, Bodiam, nr Robertsbridge TN32 5UA  

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bodiamcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

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830436

BOLEBROOK CASTLE

A Tudor castle used by Henry VIII as a hunting lodge and from where he courted Ann Boleyn. This castle has a fine Tudor staircase and the second largest fireplace in England.

 bolebroke-castle

Edenbridge Road
Hartfield
East Sussex
TN7 4JJ

 
BORDE HILL GARDEN, PARK AND WOODLAND
  Borde Hill Gardens A wonderful, botanically-rich garden with rare trees and shrubs created from the 1890’s with plants collected by the Great Plant Hunters. Outstanding displays of rhododendrons and azaleas in the spring to summer roses and herbaceous plants in the summer. Marvel at the garden ‘rooms’ which include the Azalea Ring, sumptuous Rose Garden and elegant Italian Garden . Explore the woodland gardens and enjoy the magnificent views across the parkland and lakes. A great treat for all the family.2010 Borde Hill Gardens 22 March-12 Sept & 23 Oct -31 Nov. Daily 10am-6pm (or dusk).Disabled access, dogs on lead, refreshment. Picnic area, childrens play area.
Borde Hill Gardens
Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1XP
1.5 miles north of Haywards Heath on Balcombe Road, 3 miles from the A23.

info@bordehill.co.uk

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(0)1444
450326
CABBAGES & KINGS   
 
Garden Designer and Chelsea Gold Medallist, Ryl Nowell, created this unique garden which gives the visitor valuable ideas. Learn about design, materials, planting.

 

Cabbages & Kings garden

Cabbages & Kings,
Wilderness Farm, Hadlow Down, Uckfield,
East Sussex, TN224HU

Hadlow Down on the A272 NE of Uckfield. Follow the brown signs in the village. Fax: 01825 83073
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01825 830552 
CHARLESTON FARMHOUSE GARDEN
A sussex farmhouse with a twentieth century garden. After being aquired by Virginia Woolf's sister in 1916, the house and garden became a meeting place for the Bloomsbury set. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, the garden shows originality in its mosaic paving, sculpture and planting. It is a refreshing change from the National Trust manner of garden care. Sir Peter Shepheard helped with the garden restoration. Opening times - Mid March to early November. Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Open 2pm (11:30am Wednesday and Saturday, also Thursday and Friday in July and August) to 6pm.
Charleston Farmhouse, East Sussex nr Firle,
 East Sussex, 
BN8 6LL

6 miles east of Lewes, on A27 between Firle and Selmeston.
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THE WALLED GARDEN AT COWDRAY PARK
A stunning Tudor-style historic garden next to the Cowdray Ruins in Midhurst, recently restored by Jan Howard.  A unique and romantic garden filled with roses, clematis, brightly-coloured and sweetly-scented flowers, with fountains and statues, in the heart of the South Downs.  After seeing the garden, visit the Cafe and Shop which is stocked with a beautiful array of garden and interior accessories.  Also available as a venue for hire for wedding receptions, parties, corporate events etc. 2010 - Garden re-opens Spring - visit website for details.
Tearoom.
1 River Ground Stables,
 Cowdray Park,  Midhurst,
West  Sussex, GU29 9AL

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Tel 01730 816881.
DENMANS GARDEN
 Denmans is a lovely 3.5 acre garden shows the influence of John Brookes, practising landscape designer, previously a lecturer at The Kew School of Garden  Design at the Royal Botanic Gardens and well known for the extension of the house into the garden. The garden includes a number of features including the Walled Garden, The Dry Stream Bed, The South Garden and the Top Lawn. There are many interesting plants including 2 Judas trees and a green Mimosa tree. The garden is evolving and there are some lovely colour combinations. Interesting sculptures and a large pool give the garden a really peaceful feel.

2010 Denmans Garden open daily all year. Garden 9am-5pm (from November to February inclusive open from 9am--dusk). Plant Centre 9am--5pm. Closed 25/26 Dec and 1 January. Garden Café and Gift Shop 11am--5pm


Denmans Garden,
Fontwell,
Arundel,
West Sussex
BN18 0SU
On A27 at Fontwell midway between Chichester and Arundel
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(0)1243
 542808
FIRLE PLACE

Firle Place is the home of the Gage family and has been for over 500 years. Originally Tudor, remodelled in the 18thC it is similar in appearance to a French château. Sitting in peaceful parkland it houses a wonderful collection of Old Master paintings, European furniture and beautiful Sèvres porcelain. Guided tours. Contact: Information: Tel. 01273 858335. Enquiries/Restaurant: Tel. 01273 858307.
Opening Times: 2pm – 4.30pm Easter, May and August Bank Holiday Sun/Mons. Season: June – September Weds, Thurs, Sundays. Licensed restaurant opens 12noon. 
Firle-Place 
Firle Place,
Firle,
Lewes,
Sussex
BN8 6LP 
3m E of Lewes.  On A27 turn R from Lewes & L from Eastbourne. Follow tourist signs
 map

  mailto:gage@firleplace.co.uk
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(0)1273
 858307
FAX (0)1273 858188
FISHBOURNE ROMAN PALACE GARDEN
Half of the formal garden of a late 1st century palace replanted to original plan as recovered by excavation in the 1960s. There is an additional display of the range of plants which could have been grown during the life of Palace (AD 75 - 275) and a Museum of Roman Gardening.Opening times - All year. Daily from end of January to mid December. Saturdays and Sundays only from mid December to end January. Open 10am to 4pm/5pm/6pm.

Fishbourne Roman Palace Salthill Road,
Fishbourne,
Chichester,
West Sussex,
 PO19 3QR

Fishbourne Roman garden is 1.5 miles west of Chichester, in Fishbourne village, off the A27/A259.
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 GOODWOOD HOUSE
   Recently refurbished home of the Lennox sisters, featured in BBC's Aristocrats, beautiful grounds and interiors.
 

Goodwood House  Goodwood House,
 Goodwood, Chichester,
West Sussex, PO180PX
 
 Email: curator@goodwood.co.uk
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01243 755000
  Fax: 01243 755005
GRAVETYE MANOR
Not open to the public - unless eating or sleeping at the Gravetye Hotel, which is expensive but excellent. The house was built in 1598. The garden is in good condition and our reporter believes the planting looks better now than it did when William Robinson made his home here. The style is classic Arts and Crafts. Except for the lake and woods, it is not a 'wild garden'. Opening times - Open all year to hotel and restaurant guests., Perimeter footpath open to public on Tuesdays and Fridays., Restaurant is open to non-residents for lunch and dinner (please book).
Gravetye Manor Vowels Lane,
East Grinstead,
West Sussex,
RH19 4LJ

Gravetye Manor garden 3 miles south west of East Grinstead.
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GROUNDS AND GARDENS OF HERSTMONCEUX CASTLE
Experience the peace and tranquillity of this 15thC moated castle set among carefully maintained Elizabethan gardens and parkland, your experience begins with your first sight of the castle as it breaks into view. Visit the gift shop, visitors’ centre, tea room, nature trail, and children’s woodland play area. Dogs must be on a lead. The castle is not open to the public, however guided tours are conducted at an extra charge and subject to availability. Please phone for confirmation of times before your visit.OPEN DAILY: 15 Apr – 29 Oct 10am – 6pm (last admission 5pm, in Oct closes at 5pm) Closed 25 and 30 July. 
Herstmonceux Castle Garden
Grounds and Gardens of Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham, East Sussex, England BN27 1RN
mailto: c_dennett@isc.queensu.ac.uk
2 miles south of Herstmonceux village, by minor roads.
  HERSTMONCEUX CASTLE
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(0)1323
833816

GLYNDE PLACE

A magnificent Elizabethan manor house set in the downs heart of the South Downs. Glynde Place is the family home of Viscount and Viscountess Hampden, whose forebears built the house in 1569 with a mixture of flint and stone from Caen, Normandy. Portraits, furniture, silver, embroidery and books testify to 400 years of family life. The library commemorates the life of Mr Speaker Brand (1872 – 1884). May to August inclusive: Wednesdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays House:Open 2pm - 5pm (last entrance at 4.45pm) Garden:Open 12.00 noon - 5pm TearoomOpen 12.00 noon - 5pm: Homemade Sussex cream teas and lunches using local produce

Glynde
                        Place 

Glynde Place, The Street, Glynde, nr Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6SX   

mailto: glyndeplace@glyndeplace.com
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0)1273
 858224
GREAT DIXTER HOUSE & GARDEN
A Tudor house with a famous twentieth century Arts and Crafts garden. Great Dixter was bought in 1910 by Nathaniel Lloyd, author of books on brickwork and topiary, and was restored by Edwin Lutyens. Nathaniel designed the framework of the garden and it was planted with great flair by his son, Christopher Lloyd, author of many good books on plants and planting. Christopher Lloyd was born at Great Dixter and left the estate to The Great Dixter Trust on his death in 2006. The garden reflects the interests of its creators.  The gardens include topiary, wild meadow areas, natural ponds, a formal pool and the famous Long Border and Exotic Garden. Gift shop, toilet facilities (toilet for wheelchair users) dogs not allowed, (guide dogs only), plants/produce for sale, refreshments, famous gardener link, car parking on site, coach parking on site, picnic area.Opening times - 1st April to 25th October. Daily except Monday (but open Bank Holiday Mondays). Gardens open 11am to 5pm (last admission) House open 2pm to 5pm

Great Dixter Great Dixter, High Park, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6PH
      Fax: 01797 252879
email: office@greatdixter.co.uk
Great Dixter garden is signposted from the A28 in Northiam. Great Dixter is 8 miles from Robertsbridge Station.
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01797 252878
HERSTMONCEUX CASTLE
Sir Roger Feinnes was granted 600 arces around the village of Herstmonceux in recognition of his service at the battle of Agincourt by King Henry V. Sir Roger used the land to build Herstmonceux castle in 1441. Herstmonceux castle is one of the earliest surviving brick built structures in England, after the art of brick making had been lost during the Saxon era. With its turrets, crenelation and moat, the castle looks defensively impressive, but it was built as a manor house and the castle never saw siege or battle. In the mid-18th century the interior was demolished to provide materials for nearby building projects. Restoration work began in the early 20th century and finally completed in 1936. Between 1946 and 1990, the castle housed the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Today it is situated in a beautifully landscaped park and well kept walled gardens.This 15th Century moated castle is set in 550 acres of glorious woodland and gardens. Visit the gift shop, tearoom, visitor centre and children's woodland play area and take a leisurely walk along the nature trail. Don't forget the beautiful gardens. Opening Times: 15th April to 29th October (closed 25th July), 10am - 6pm, last admission 5pm. Closed at 5pm during October, last admission 4pm. Castle is not open to the public, however Guided Tours are available (extra charge) subject to availability. Special events include a medieval festival in August.
Herstmonceux Castle Herstmonceux,
Hailsham,
 East Sussex,
BN27 1RN 
Email: c_dennett@isc.queensu.ac.uk
2 miles south of Herstmonceux village, by minor roads.
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01323 833816 
  Fax: 01323 834499

HIGH BEECHES GARDENS

Twenty-five acres of magically beautiful, peaceful, woodland and water gardens. Spring flowers, autumn colours. Rippling streams, enchanting vistas, bluebells, azaleas, camellias,magnolias,wildflower meadows, rare plants, tree trails. Car and coach parking, picnic area, toilets. Access for all to Restaurant and Tea Garden serving lunches and teas all year. Coaches by appointment. Some steep gradients in gardens. No dogs please. (Reg Charity) OPEN:1pm – 5pm mid-March to end October.Closed Wednesdays

High Beeches Gardens,
Handcross,
 West Sussex
RH17 6HQ 

High Beeches Gardens is on the B2110 just outside Handcross and is just off the A/M23
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  mailto:gardens@highbeeches.com
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(0)1444 400589
HIGHDOWN CHALK GARDENS
Congatulations to Worthing Borough Council who maintain this lovely Chalk Garden, Highdown Gardens. The garden was the achievement of Sir Frederick and Lady Stern who worked for 50 years to prove that plants would grow on chalk. The garden was created from a chalk pit overlooking the Downs, where there was very poor soil. Many of the plants were collected from the Himalayan regions of which many can still be seen. There is a magnificent collection of Peonies which are at their best in  May. open April - Sept, Monday - Sunday 10 - 6, Oct-Nov,  Mon - Fri 10 - 4.30. Dec-Jan,  Mon - Fri 10 - 4,Feb-Mar,  Mon - Fri 10 - 4.30. Tearoom open all year www.highdowntearooms.co.uk
 
Highdown Gardens  Highdown Chalk Gardens,
Littlehampton Road, ,
Worthing,
West Sussex,
Highdown Gardens are 3 miles north west of Worthing, on north side of A259, west of the Goring roundabout.
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01903 239999 
HOLLY GATE CACTUS GARDEN & NURSERY

Situated in the beautiful Sussex countryside, you will find the world famous 'Holly Gate' Garden, containing 3,000 cactus and succulents. Visitors can wander at leisure within 10,000 square feet of glasshouses where plants from both arid and tropical parts of the world are displayed, some like tiny pebbles, others tall and majestic. See aloes, prickly pears and pin cushion cactus. There are also thousands of plants for sale, making it a fascinating place to visit whatever the weather.   Open daily 9am - 5pm including weekends except 25/26/27 Dec
  Billingshurst Road
Ashington
Sussex
RH20 3BB
 
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(0)1903 892 930
LAMB HOUSE
Open: 4th April to 31st October: Weds & Sats 2pm - 6pm. A delightful brick-fronted house, dating from the early 18th century and typical of the attractive town of Rye. This was the home of writer Henry James from 1898 to 1916, and later of author E. F. Benson. Some of James's personal possessions can be seen, and there is a charming walled garden. This house is administered and largely maintained on the Trust's behalf by a tenant. No WC. Car park and WCs in town. www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Lamb House

West Street,
Rye,
East Sussex,
TN13 7ES
The house is located in West Street, facing West end of church
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01372 453401

LEONARDSLEE LAKES AND GARDENS

The gardens are set in a romantic 240-acre valley with walks around seven beautiful lakes. Often described as the most beautiful gardens in Europe in May, when sumptuous rhododendrons and azaleas overhang paths fringed with bluebells to make an earthly paradise, full of fragrance. The Rock Garden is planted with Japanese azaleas of every hue. Here wildlife abounds – yes literally! Wallabies have lived semi-wild in parts of the valley for over 100 years. Watch the wildfowl, the large carp and the deer. Enjoy the gold medal winning Bonsai and the collection of Victorian Motor Cars (1883 – 1900) with some of the oldest cars in running order. ‘Behind the Doll’s House’ is a country estate of 100 years ago, all in miniature 1/12 scale. There is a café/restaurant, a gift shop and lots of plants for sale.1 Apr – 31 Oct 9.30am – 6pm (last admission 4.30pm).

Leonardslee Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens,
 Lower Beeding,
Horsham
RH13 6PP 
 
Leonardslee Gardens are 3 miles south west of Handcross.
   Emailto: info@leonardsleegardens.com
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(0)1403 891212    Fax: (0)1403 891305 
MERRIMENTS
The gardens at Merriments never fails to delight. Set in 4 acres and created in the 1990s it is situated on gently sloping Wealden farmland. Deep curved borders richly planted and colour themed. An abundance of rare plants will startle the visitor with pure originality. The garden adjoins a nursery with a collection of beautiful plants including dianthus, euphorbia, poppies, sage, and violas. Regular programme of events.
Merriments Merriments Gardens, 
Hawkhurst Rd,
 Hurst  Green,
East Sussex
TN19 7RA
Signposted from the A21. Merriments Garden is on the A229 between Hawkhurst and Hurst Green.
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Tel 01 580 860666
MICHELHAM PRIORY AND GARDENS
  Michelham Priory was founded in 1229 by Gilbert L'Aigle. Michelham was an Augustian order and lived within the local community. The priory lay on the Lewes to Pevensey road and many travellers would stop and seek shelter for the night. If you travel the Lewes to Pevensey road yourself also look out for the Wilmington Long Man, a figure cut in the chalk of the house downs and clearly visiible from the road. Travellers seeking shelter have included the Archbishop of Canterbury, King Edward I and Thomas a Beckett. Thomas a Beckett had the misfortune to fall in the moat when a bridge gave way. He survived unharmed, only to be later murdered by knights in the service of Henry II.  The Priory was hit badly by the Black Death in 1349, losing about half its community. The priory when into a decline and was finally closed by Henry VIII and the disolution of the monastories in 1537. Amongst other things, Henry is reputed to have stolen the lead from the roof at that time. An addition was added in tudor times and the priory was converted into country house.Set on a tranquil island surrounded by England’s longest water-filled medieval moat. Explore the Tudor mansion that evolved from the former Augustinian Priory. Beautiful grounds include a physic garden, herbaceous borders and sculpture trail. Watermill, smithy, rope museum. Self-service restaurant and gift shop. Phone for special event details. OPEN: Mar – Oct, Tues – Sun from 10.30am, also BH Mons and every day in Aug.
Michelham Priory Gardens 
Michelham Priory and Gardens,
 Upper Dicker,
 near Hailsham,
East Sussex
 BN27 3QS 
     E adminmich@sussexpast.co.uk

Michelham Priory garden is 8 miles north west of Eastbourne, off A22/A27. 3 miles west of Hailsham.
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(0)1323 844224 
Fax (0)1323 844030
MONKS HOUSE
 
A small weather-boarded house, the home of Leonard and Virginia Woolf until Leonard's death in 1969. The rooms reflect the life and times of the literary circle in which they moved. Car park 50m; village street too narrow for coaches; drivers must set passengers down at main road junction, then park elsewhere. The house and garden are administered and largely maintained on the Trust's behalf by a tenant.   Open 4th April to 31st October: Weds & Sats 2:00 - 5:30pm


Monk's House Garden, East Sussex

Rodmell,
 Lewes,
East Sussex,
 BN7 3HF
From A27 southwest of Lewes, follow signs for Kingston and then Rodmell village. Turn left at Abergavenny Arms pub, thence 0.5 miles.
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01372 453401
NYMANS GARDEN
  One of the great gardens of the Sussex Weald, retaining much of its distinctive family style in the historic collection of plants, shrubs and trees. This is reflected also in the surrounding estate, with its woodland walks and wild garden, and in the many rare and exotic species collected from overseas.  The creativity of the Messel Family is much in evidence in the style and decoration of the rooms open to the public. Full program of events throughout the year. Group bookings taken at all times throughout the year at a discounted rate. Disabled access, battery cars and wheelchairs available free of charge please contact to book .Opening times - Mid February to October: Open 11 am to 6pm Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. November to mid February: Open 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday only.
Nymans
Stapleford Road, Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6EB
Nymans garden is 4.5 miles south of Crawley, just off the M23, at south end of Handcross village.

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E-mail: nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk

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01444 400321
Fax: 01444 400253
PARADISE PARK, NEWHAVEN
Don't miss these gardens at Paradise Park. Thousands of flowering shrubs and trees make up a backdrop to waterfalls, fountains and lakes teeming with fish.
The design incorporates many themes including - seaside garden (see picture), Italian Garden, Caribbean Garden, Oriental Garden, Desert Garden.
A cool fernery features many stunning ferns. Also see many cacti from the USA and Mexico. Also plants from the Rain Forest and Australasia.
Paradise Park Garden 2010 open all year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day,  summer 9 00 - 18 00, winter last admission 16 30.  Late openings April to October. Disabled access, refreshments, plant sales.
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