Things to do in Sussex

From the coast to the countryside, seaside resorts to historic towns and picture-perfect villages, Sussex is chock-full of things to do, days out and places to see. On the coast, sample the enduring charms of the classic English seaside, hunt out secluded bays and unspoilt sand dunes, and visit lively ports and marinas.

Get out and about inTeamSport Brighton go karts the countryside, walking on the South Downs, through bluebell woods and ancient royal forests, or be inspired by exotic plantings and old-fashioned roses in the glorious gardens of the Sussex Weald. Look out for birds and other wildlife in the nature reserves and country parks dotting the county. For the more active, Sussex is fabulous for organised cycling trips, rowing trips and adrenaline sports.

Visit places where history was made: the site of the Battle of Hastings, imposing castles, and Newhaven Fort. Historic houses include magnificent mansions and arts & crafts showpieces, Elizabethan manors and Modernist icons, and the homes of famous writers including Rudyard Kipling and Virginia Woolf. You can even treat yourself to a chaffeur driver guided tour - sit back, relax and take in the scenery.

And if a spot of retail therapy is needed, Sussex offers everything from top department stores and all your favourite chains to the quirky, unusual and one-off shops that make shopping such a pleasure here.

Sussex has long been a magnet for artists of all kinds, and the arts play a major role in life here, with dozens of small galleries and artist’s studios all over the county. Top notch galleries include Pallant House, which showcases the best collection of 20th century art outside the capital, Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery and the magnificent Art Deco De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhil, East Sussex.

Further information about Sussex's many attractions can be found at the Sussex Top Attractions website.

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