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To help you discover more about our beautiful corner of Sussex, bookmark The Great Sussex Way's news and blogs page. You'll find a selection of behind the scenes stories and interviews, special offers and our guides to the best places for walking and cycling, places to entertain the family or teenagers, and even great places to sample sensational Sussex wine.

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Midsummer Celebrations at Weald & Downland

Celebrations of Midsummer at Weald & Downland Join in the merriment and magic of this important time in the ritual calendar for rural communities across the centuries, which has its roots in religious and pagan traditions. See how rural communities came together to mark the abundance of both food…

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Half Term adventures

Gladiators Ready! On your marks for a half term packed full of historical adventures - it's Roman Week! Witness the epic Roman re-enactment, on Tuesday 30th May and watch as gladiators meet each other in combat and see Roman soldiers in action. Learn more about life as a Roman as displays bring to…

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Chichester Cathedral is dog friendly

Chichester Cathedral now welcomes dogs to join your visit Allowing more visitors who may be visiting the city as part of a walking tour or even on pilgrimage, Chichester Cathedral's new dog friendly policy means your four legged friend can join you as you explore 900 years of history under the…

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Festival of Chichester 2023

Once again offering a veritable feast of entertainment, this year's Festival of Chichester is a celebration of all things arts. 2023's Festival runs from Saturday 10th June to Sunday 9th July 2023. Expect to find music across a variety of genres as well as theatre, art exhibitions, poetry and much…

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New outdoor dining at Chichester Festival Theatre

Al Fresco Dining at Chichester Festival Theatre The new Minerva Terrace opens ahead of a programme of outstanding entertainment, offering theatre-goers (and non theatre-goers) a chance to relax while enjoying in a brand new Street Food menu. Food is pre-ordered from the stylish Caper & Berry Street…

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Top Ten things to do at Goodwoof

Get the best out of Goodwoof Discover the not-to-be-missed attractions at Goodwood's grand celebration of all things dog! Barkitecture Admire incredible kennels designed by some of the world's most respected architects. This year's brief is to create a comfortable resting place for office dogs…

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Best Things to do in Chichester Harbour

Where is Chichester Harbour? Chichester Harbour is one of the few remaining areas of undeveloped land on the south coast, yet is just four miles from historic city of Chichester. What will I find in Chichester Harbour? Chichester Harbour is shaped like a hand missing a thumb, with four finger-like…

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Chichester Fringe returns

Immerse yourself in amazing live entertainment this summer as Chichester Fringe brings over 30 shows to the city Come and experience theatre, comedy, music, dance, musicals, variety, cabaret and more. From stand-up shows at Chichester Canal Cafe and the return of Comedy on the Canal, after a…

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Elmer comes to Petworth

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, a true family classic arrives at the National Trust’s Petworth House and Park this Spring, bringing a colourful sculpture trail to the Pleasure Gardens. Elmer’s Art Parade is inspired by one of the world’s most widely read and loved children’s books, Elmer the…

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Royal Sussex

Royal Sussex: Walking in the footsteps of royalty Sussex’s attractions are truly world-class. With grand country estates, leading art galleries, renowned theatre and stunning coastline it's no surprise that the royal family have been enjoying Sussex’s prestigious pursuits for centuries. So, kick off…

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