Be Inspired & Explore Sussex & the Surrounding Areas
Enjoy Sussex is simply an inspiring place to explore. Here are just a few suggestions below:
Explore our dramatic landscapes, coastal splendour, and breathtaking views, from the world-famous white cliffs of the Seven Sisters to the sense of space and freedom in the new South Downs National Park. Walkers, cyclists, horse riders and keen explorers are all very welcome.
Enjoy Sussex is a land of ancient beauty with heritage hidden around every corner. Come and discover Parham House - one of 'England's Thousand Best Houses', and visit the Alfriston Clergy House - the first building to be acquired by the National Trust.
Be inspired in Sussex and follow in the footsteps of the famous ... AA Milne who was inspired by the Ashdown Forest to create the Winnie the Pooh stories, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley lived near Horsham and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, settled in Crowborough.
Explore the history in Sussex with market towns and picturesque villages for inspiring shopping, great places to eat and drink with fantastic local produce to sample, exquisite art galleries to admire, beautiful antiques to behold, it's quite simply, a great day out!
Enjoy Sussex heritage with some of the magnificent floral displays at our glorious gardens; by the great views from Borde Hill described as 'One of the country's truly great gardens' and by the internationally important Wakehurst Place known as 'Kew in the countryside'.
Take the family to one of our many visitor attractions and enjoy a cultural experience from World class opera at Glyndebourne to a theatrical performance at The Capitol or Chequer Mead. Don't forget to make time to visit one of our many visual art shows, festivals and special events including County Cricket at Horsham, Polo at Cowdray Park, Show-jumping at Hickstead, golf in sussex at Rookwood and the annual World Pea Throwing Championships!
There's so much to do in Sussex whether you decide to visit the South Downs National Park, explore the Peacehaven heritage, discover the history in Wealden or simply be inspired in Lewes with all the amazing sights and architecture- there is something for everyone!