Travel back in time and experience the South’s industrial and rural heritage for a unique day out in West Sussex. Explore 36 acres of history nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park. With over 40 different exhibits…

Arundel Castle

One of England’s largest inhabited and complete castles, Arundel Castle is situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex.

An image of Arundel, West Sussex with the River Arun in the foreground

Built astride a hill Arundel Cathedral sits majestically, overlooking the ancient town of Arundel and stands out as an inspiring landmark in West Sussex.

Arundel Historic Tours is a Unique, Official Walk around Arundel.. Architecture, history, the people and changes will all be discussed, leading you to leave knowing a whole lot more about this beautiful town. Led by Martin, a Postman who is…

Arundel Museum

Discover the story of Arundel in this award-winning contemporary building on the banks of the River Arun. A stone’s throw from Arundel Castle, the historic seat of the Dukes of Norfolk, the Museum provides a fascinating insight into the town’s…

Centurion Way easy access

Explore a 9km flat route along the route of the former Chichester to Midhurst Railway line which finishes at West Dean.

Chichester Ship Canal – Chichester’s secret waterway, where you can enjoy boat trips, watersports or walks to the coast or into the countryside.

Take a 75 minute cruise into the countryside on ‘Kingfisher’, These trips are available up to 4 times daily, February to October. From 19th May 2021, daily trips resume with some changes – please see website for more detail: https://chichestercanal.org.uk/boat-trips/scheduled-trips/ …

An image of Chichester Cathedral

Discover more than 900 years of history, a collection of art and music beneath the iconic spire of Chichester Cathedral

Chichester City Walls Walk

It is 1800 years since the walls and gates were first built around the Roman town of Noviomagus Reginorum. Today they are the most intact circuit of Roman town defences in Southern England. More than 80% of the original structure…

Chichester Harbour: Chichester’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Chichester Harbour on the South Coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), a world renowned destination for sailing and home to rare wildlife and coastal habitats

See a working waterwheel power an 18th century beam pump and explore an enchanting riverside heritage site. An exhibition explains the history of Coultershaw – the early use of water power and the installation in 1782 of a pump to…

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The epitome of elegance, with exquisitely decorated rooms, this charming Georgian mansion provides a stunning location for any occasion and event. Edes House was built at the end of the 17th century for local maltster John Edes, and his wife…

Pagham Harbour Walks- Church Norton

Begin your explorations of Pagham Harbour at the RSPB visitor centre where you can learn about the exciting wildlife you could find and where you might get your feet wet at high tide! Pagham Harbour is criss-crossed with public and permissive…

An image showing a person dressed as a Roman Soldier at Fishbourne Roman Palace

Fishbourne Roman Palace, or Fishbourne Roman Villa as it’s sometimes known, is the largest Roman home in Britain. Spend your day exploring fascinating Roman remains, the largest collection of mosaics in situ. in the UK, and visit the Fishbourne Roman Palace Café for a tasty bite.

Goodwood Aerodrome

If you’re looking for great flying experiences in Sussex, to learn to fly or to simply admire vintage aircraft, Goodwood Aerodrome is the place to go. Home to Goodwood Flying School and the Goodwood Aerodrome Café, you can while away the hours surrounded in all thing’s aviation.

Fontwell Park Racecourse

MORE THAN JUST A RACECOURSE Set in spectacular surroundings and steeped in racing history, Fontwell Park offers 24 exciting jump race meetings throughout the year and remains the only figure of eight jumps course in the UK.  Attracting up to…

Harting Down Walk

One of the largest areas of ancient chalk downland in the care of the National Trust, Harting Down in West Sussex is a renowned nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. Sheep grazing helps conserve this grassland environment where…

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church is located in Bosham local to the South Downs National Park and the city of Chichester.

Goodwood Racecourse

There’s so much great horseracing to be experienced at Goodwood racecourse. With 19 unique Goodwood race days taking place throughout the season, including the Qatar Goodwood Festival, there’s something for everyone.

Midhurst Museum

The Midhurst Museum, possibly the smallest museum in the world, opened its doors in Knockhundred Market, Midhurst in December 2011 at the Christmas Street Party. At 8’ 6’’ by 8’ 6’’ space is limited so we change the theme of…

Moonlight Cottage Cocking and West Dean Woods Trail

A 7.5 mile circular walk from Cocking, West Sussex in the heart of the South Downs. The walking route heads south, climbing steeply to reach the South Downs Way and then follows this ridge-top path west to perform a circuit…

Pagham Harbour Walks- Pagham Harbour North Wall

This walk at Pagham Harbour is such a peaceful one with no sounds of traffic. There are splendid country views inland contrasting with the landscape of the harbour. The area of the harbour here is part of the 700 acres…

Parham House

One of the country’s finest Elizabethan houses, set at the foot of the South Downs in Pulborough, West Sussex.

Petworth Cottage Museum

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. The museum also has a rare collection of Petworth Goss China. The museum is staffed by volunteer…

A view of The National Trust's Petworth Park

Petworth House boasts an extraordinary collection of art and sculpture and stunning state rooms, set in beautiful grounds and parklands.

Priory Park: Chichester’s Community Hub

Looking for down time with a spot of sightseeing? Priory park is the place to go. In the North-East quadrant of the City Centre, Priory Park is home to three scheduled monuments; the Roman city walls, The Guildhall – a…

Pulborough to Petworth

Walk across the Arun Valley and Greensand Hills from Pulborough to the attractive market town of Petworth, with one of the National Trust’s finest properties.

Birds in flight

Pagham Harbour is an Internationally important Nature Reserve covering over 600 hectares. It consists of salt marshes and tidal mudflats, shingle, wet grasslands and reed swamps, which provide plentiful and important habitats for a whole host of wildlife. The reserve…

An image of fishing boats and nets on Selsey beach

The Selsey Heritage Trail is made up of three different self-guided walks exploring the Blue Plaques in and around Selsey, highlighting the places where important people in history lived and worked as well as the locations of significant events. The…

Slindon Estate and Stane Street

An 8 mile circular walk through the Slindon Estate within the South Downs in West Sussex. The route begins in Eartham (PO18 0LT) and takes in a stretch of the old Roman Road, Stane Street, plunging you into 2000 years…

An image showing St Mary's church, Stoughton, West Sussex

The Parish Church of St Mary, Stoughton is believed to be a complete 11th century church with only modernisation to windows and doors.         Image: Trish Steel, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons  

An image showing St Mary the Virgin Church at Upwaltham, West Sussex

  Situated between Chichester and Petworth, this tiny Grade 1 listed twelfth century drovers’ church lies in a stunningly beautiful valley on the South Downs. Cardinal Manning, a previous incumbent and subsequently Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, described it as “very…

A picture of St Thomas a Becket church in Warblington

Just over the county border in Warblington, Hampshire is St Thomas à Becket Church, often known as St Thomas of Canterbury’s Church. The oldest part of the building is Anglo Saxon, with Norman and gothic additions. The two gravewatchers’ huts in…

Stoughton Down- Kingley Vale

A 4.5 mile circular walk in a really picturesque part of the South Downs National Park. The walk begins in Stoughton Down before climbing high into the Kingley Vale Nature Reserve where the climb is rewarded with spectacular views both…

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum

Explore one of the UK’s leading aviation museums, where you’ll find an impressive display of historic aircraft as well as a unique collection of aviation memorabilia from throughout the First World War and onwards to the Cold War. The museum…

An image of people and a dog walking toward the Cowdray Ruins in Midhurst West Sussex, part of the Cowdray Estate

The ruins at Cowdray Estate, often referred to as Cowdray Castle, are the remains of one of the country’s most important Tudor houses

sheep in fields along the South Downs Way

The 160km South Downs Way runs right across the Chichester District, offering great walking and cycling opportunities.

a photo showing reeds on marshland beside a footbridge

Explore the locations in Kate Mosse’s best-selling novel in Fishbourne and Chichester Harbour near Chichester, West Sussex

A photo showing a view from The Trundle near Chichester West Sussex

The Trundle (or St Roche’s Hill to give it its official name) is located near Chichester and can be accessed using these South Downs National Park walking trails from Lavant, West Dean or Singleton. The name The Trundle comes from…

a photo showing a stately home surrounded by a meadow

Perched high on top of the South Downs, Uppark House and Garden allows you to take in panoramic views across the South Down valleys and as far as the Isle of Wight. Set on chalk grassland, Uppark’s meadow supports a…

Walks near Amberley

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the South Downs National Park with this route around Amberley – a picturesque village with many old buildings, thatched cottages, and a castle which is now a hotel.

A view of the pond at Weald & Downland Living Museum

Come and explore a fascinating collection of rescued rural buildings set in a beautiful 40-acre site within the South Downs National Park. Discover the stories of the people who lived and worked in them over a 1,000-year period ­ from…

West Dean College

Your creative retreat awaits. West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is an internationally recognised art college with a strong craft ethos offering over 800 short courses, from beginner to advanced level and ranging from a day, a weekend or…