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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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Salterns Way

One of the great things about visiting Chichester and the surrounding area is that the flat terrain lends itself to lots of easy cycling, and there is no better way to explore and discover the area’s beauty and sights than by bike. There are many cycle routes in the area, but today we are going to…

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Ridley Scott's Napoleon filmed at Petworth House

The stunning state rooms of Petworth House feature in Napoleon , in cinemas 22nd November 2023 The Beauty Room, Marble Hall, Carved Room, Little Dining Room and Grand Staircase all feature in scenes of the much-anticipated film, in particular the pivotal ‘Victim’s Ball’ scene where Napoleon meets…

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Gift Experiences

Treat your loved one (or drop some serious hints for yourself) to a truly memorable day out in this stunning slice of West Sussex with a huge range of experiences. There's something to suit all tastes and interests. West Dean College Offer someone the chance to learn a new skill or develop their…

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Great Sussex Pubs with scenic walks

The perfect preamble to an afternoon in a great pub is a great walk. And being surrounded in the beauty of the South Downs National Park, there’s no better location for this great combination than our corner of Sussex. Whether you’re looking for welcoming pubs and scenic walks in the South Downs or…

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Best Pubs in Sussex for Sunday Roasts

Looking for the ultimate Sunday lunch? Well, look no further. We’ve done all the hard work for you and found some of the best places to enjoy a Sunday roast. A run for your money: The Earl of March This eighteen century coaching inn overlooks the picturesque backdrop of the South Downs with a view…

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Restaurants in Chichester

We’ve scoured the streets so you don’t have to. Here is our pick of the best restaurants in Chichester: one for every month of the year and for every occasion. There’s no better place to celebrate in style than The Ivy Chichester. Famous for its fine British food and classy afternoon teas, The Ivy…

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Christmas at Chichester Cathedral

From the atmospheric advent procession marking the beginning of advent to candlelit carol services, experience the Christmas season at Chichester Cathedral. When are Chichester Cathedral's Carol Services? Chichester Cathedral Carol services are a celebration of Christmas where you can enjoy…

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Great Sussex Christmas Markets

Explore our pick of the very best Christmas Markets in West Sussex this year. It certainly is beginning to look a lot like Christmas…! Makers & Mince Pies: West Dean Christmas Market When: 17th November 4pm-8pm Admission: free of charge A unique opportunity to buy one of a kind gifts directly from…

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West Sussex Christmas Treats

Our top 10 treats to enjoy this Christmas A seasonal gift to yourself or a loved one, add a little sparkle to the season with an afternoon tea with a festive flourish. Think turkey and cranberry in dainty sandwiches, miniature mince pies, stollen and Christmas cake, all lovingly created with…

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