Take advantage of one of Sussex’s warm and friendly guest houses or bed and breakfasts. Scattered throughout quaint market towns, rural hamlets and harbourside villages, in the historic city of Chichester or set amid the rolling hills of the South Downs, thoughtful hosts are waiting to offer a relaxing room and freshly made breakfasts while you discover some of the treasures on offer here. There’s an assortment of options to suit all budgets, whether you’re looking for cheerful but basic or something, all offering the personal touch and local knowledge.
Goodwood’s legendary events
Many of the area’s bed & breakfasts book up well in advance of Goodwood’s Festival of Speed, Qatar Goodwood Festival and The Revival, so if you’re planning to book accommodation for one of these, we recommend to you book as far in advance as possible.
A bed and Breakfast can make the perfect base for exploring some of the heritage sites across our corner of West Sussex; the magnificent Arundel Castle, Chichester Cathedral with its iconic spire and eclectic mix of artworks, Fishbourne Roman Palace where you’ll see some of the country’s most impressive Roman mosaics or Weald & Downland Museum’s atmospheric collection of restored rural buildings.
Chichester’s variety of guest houses offer the perfect location of a night at the theatre, without the worry of a drive home. Enjoy dinner in one of Chichester’s restaurants (you’ll find cuisines from across the world in the city) before enjoying an exceptional production at Chichester Festival Theatre, and maybe you’ll even stop off for a night cap!
Twitchers and nature enthusiasts can base themselves close to the wildlife havens of RSPB Pagham Harbour and RSPB Medmerry. Encompassing salt marshes, mudflats, farmland, ponds and lagoons as well as reedbeds and shingle beaches, these reserves provide hugely important habitats for wading and wetland birds and other birdlife. Pack your binoculars for a weekend spotting the flora and fauna.
Wonderful West Sussex Wine
Experience escapism at its very best as you discover why Sussex Wine is making such a name for itself, having recently been awarded a Protected Denomination of Origin (PDO). With a sprinkling of vineyards across this south west corner of Sussex, The Great Sussex Wine Route will help you explore three, with places to stay en route.