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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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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Chichester named Best Place to Live

The Sunday Times Best Place to Live in the Southeast: Chichester This weekend's Best Places to Live article in the Sunday Times highlights Chichester's rich heritage and modern culture, and celebrates the city's " Proximity to the South Downs National Park, the yachties’ playground of Chichester…

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Chichester Cathedral cafe opens

Chichester Cathedral cafe opens its doors Cloisters Kitchen & Garden cafe has opened its doors in Chichester, welcoming visitors for breakfasts, lunches, hot drinks, afternoon tea and more. Located in the peaceful Cathedral Cloisters the cafe is a perfect place to refuel while exploring the city…

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Tinwood launches new Vineyard Kitchen

A new Sussex wine experience launches Tinwood Estate near Chichester opens its new Vineyard Kitchen this April, serving small plates dedicated to showcasing quality and local produce, and of course perfectly complementing the Tinwood Sparkling wines. Owner, Art Tukker explains, "I've had a vision…

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Kingley Vale stars in BBC's Wild Isles

Kingley Vale stars in BBC1's Wild Isles The ancient, twisted yew forest of Kingley Vale in West Sussex features in episode two of BBC1's Wild Isles series presented by Sir David Attenborough. The programme investigates the natural phenomenon created as the trees release huge clouds of pollen each…

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Under the Sea at Selsey

Exploring under the sea at Selsey Anya Frampton, Mulberry Marine Experiences. I've been exploring the seas off Selsey for over 13 years as part of Mulberry Marine Experiences. I love being around the water and as a snorkeling, freediving and Scuba Instructor there is only one thing better than…

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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 From birds of prey demonstrations to Easter egg hunting there's something for the whole family. West Dean Gardens Follow the family Easter Trail at West Dean Gardens near Chichester - there's a sweet…

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Best Places to Stay Along the South Downs Way

Dreaming of undertaking one of the UK’s greatest treks? Then, look no further than the South Downs Way. This 100 mile off-road trail is just one of 15 National Trails in England and Wales. Stretching from the ancient cathedral city of Winchester through to the white chalky cliffs of the Seven…

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