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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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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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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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Looking for love in West Sussex?

Looking for Love this Valentines Day? We're here to help with creative ways you might meet a partner or perhaps you're planning to ditch Valentine's for Galentine's and plan fabulous dates with friends. Read on! Single and looking to mingle? Valentines Day is just around the corner, so finding love…

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Best Seaside Holidays in Sussex

Sussex offers some of the best seaside holidays in the UK. We have world-class water sports, white sandy beaches, long sunny days and beachside accommodation to suit every budget. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a seaside holiday? Well, to get you started, here's our pick of the best: holiday…

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Sensational West Sussex Dark Skies

Out-of-this-World Stargazing Spots in Chichester and West Sussex There are only 19 International Dark Sky Reserves in the world and the South Downs National Park is one of them. With miles of pristine rolling hills, a collection of Dark Sky Discovery Sites, its own planetarium and an annual Dark…

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