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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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Flower Power summer in West Sussex

Chichester's flower power summer Plants and flowers are a strong theme in Chichester's summer as Chichester Cathedral gears up to celebrate its biennial Festival of Flowers while at Weald & Downland Living Museum showcases the historic role of plants and flowers in rural communities with a Flower…

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The Petworth Festival 2024

The Petworth Festival - discover world class entertainment in the South Downs A huge variety of live entertainment is once again appearing in Petworth at this summer's festival from 10th to 27th July 2024. Featuring a mix of well known names and upcoming new talent, these are performances you won't…

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Best Sussex Gardens

Our sunny corner of Sussex boasts some outstanding gardens, from formal gardens fit for a queen to wild and wonderful spaces where wildlife thrives. We have begun our tour in the grand grounds of Arundel Castle, finishing in historic Chichester with a true hidden gem. Garden lovers will be spoilt…

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Festival of Chichester 2024

Festival of Chichester 2024 : a celebration of all things arts. From Saturday 15th June to Sunday 21st July immerse yourself in a varied programme of live entertainment featuring classical music, theatre, art exhibitions, poetry, conversation, walking tours and much more, kicking off with a launch…

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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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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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