News & Blogs

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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Half Term adventures

Gladiators Ready! On your marks for a half term packed full of historical adventures - it's Roman Week! Immerse yourselves in an epic Roman takeover, on Wednesday 29th May at The Novium Museum. One of Europe's leading Roman re-enactment groups, Legio Secunda Augusta, will transport you to Roman…

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Great Country Houses in West Sussex

There’s no place quite like home… or is there? With some of the UK’s best countryside on our doorstep, it would only make sense that West Sussex is home to some of the greatest country houses in the UK too. Find them sprawled across Midhurst, Petworth, Chichester and the South Downs National Park…

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Best things to do this Easter

Find Easter fun and spring themed days across the Chichester district in West Sussex this April Egg-cellent entertainment for the whole family. Hop aboard an Easter Boat Trip The Easter Bunny will be visiting Chichester Canal this Easter with family activities and treats for children on board an…

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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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Free things to do in West Sussex

Free things to do with the family A family day out in Sussex doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, it doesn’t have to cost a penny. With wide expanses of glorious countryside and miles of coastline to explore there's plenty to entertain. Whether you’re exploring the historic City of Chichester…

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Best Places for Afternoon Tea

Indulge in the ultimate English ritual of Afternoon Tea with our pick of some of Sussex's favourites. From afternoon tea at the famous Goodwood House or Chichester Festival Theatre to restaurants in Chichester and dog-friendly cafes in Midhurst, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Plus, don't miss regular…

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Best Pub Gardens

When the sun is shining across Sussex (and it does so a lot here - did you know our historic seaside town of Selsey has more sunlight hours than anywhere in the UK?) there’s no better place to be than in the great outdoors. While Sussex is home to some of the best outdoor pursuits in the country -…

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Best Places for a Glass of Wine

There’s plenty of places to enjoy a glass or two of wine across our sunny patch of Sussex, where you’ll find the warmest of welcomes and even the chance to sample one of West Sussex’s award-winning wines. It goes without saying that to enjoy some of the wines which have helped to put Sussex on the…

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Unusual Places to Stay in West Sussex

Nothing beats a night away. Unless it’s a night away in the extraordinary. When it comes to quirky accommodation, you can find some of the country’s most unique overnight stays right here in Sussex. From vintage railway carriages in Petworth, treehouses in Midhurst and yurts in Chichester, to beach…

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