Places to Visit

Visit the Great Gardens of Sussex, beautiful gardens linked by Edwardian and Victorian plant hunters, design, and a rich Weald soil providing the ultimate growing conditions for a range of exotic and unusual plants. Renowned for their wondrous springtime displays of rhododendrons and azaleas, through to the glorious autumnal tints, explore tropical dells, intimate walled gardens, Italian gardens, herbaceous borders, landscaped parks. The gardens are home to many rare and unusual plants and their national collections deserve to be discovered.

Discover resplendent historic houses, retelling tales from the past, treasures from the Arts & Crafts Movement, an unusual monkey mural, 15th century timber-beamed cottages, Jacobean Almshouses, and a unique pair of traditional windmills sitting on the South Downs all deserve a visit. Ancient Churches house unusual features and rare murals, whilst local museums light up history.

Journey on a steam train through the Sussex countryside, discover farm animals, get lost in a huge maize maze, or explore the flora and fauna of tranquil nature reserves.

Relax in the luxurious surroundings of country house hotels, take a pampering spa break, or enjoy the comforts of a welcoming bed and breakfast.

So much to do - the choice is all yours!