At the foot of the South Downs, Storrington is a quiet village with only one main high street. That said, there are attractions and natural sites of interest that can be found surrounding the village, making it a great place to spend a day out or a weekend away. With a history as a bustling market place, the town also has roots within the local artistic community. Home to many famous poets over the years, including Francis Thompson and Wilfred Meynell, Storrington attracted residents with its peaceful atmosphere and pretty countryside surroundings.
Housed in the Old School, Storrington Museum holds a collection of local artefacts from the churches, the two World Wars and the archaeology of the village and surrounding areas. Maps, articles and census records depict a comprehensive picture of the village for visitors who want to explore their family history or simply find out more about the region. Storrington also provides great access to the nearby villages of Amberley and Pulborough, both offering great walks with a number of well-known pubs and restaurants along the way.
Parham House is also in close proximity and is one of the most popular sites in the area. The house itself is a beautiful stone construction filled with rare and precious paintings and furniture. The grounds include seven acres of mature gardens, with lakes, fruit trees and even a maze.
Although small, Storrington has a number of interesting shops, including independent art galleries, furniture stores and delicatessens. The restaurants, coffee shops and three village pubs give visitors a choice of places to refuel during their stay. Storrington has a strong local community, leaving the village with a friendly atmosphere and plenty of amenities for the residents, including the leisure centre, local clubs and the town centre’s shopping facilities.