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Scale: It is 33 miles from East Grinstead to Eastbourne and 78 miles from Chichester to Rye.

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Attraction 1 - The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Mill Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PB. Tel: 01903 883355. wwt.org.uk
Attraction 2 - Battle Abbey, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD. Tel: 01424 773792.
Attraction 3 - Royal Pavilion Brighton, 4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton BN1 1EE. Tel: 01273 290900. royalpavilion.org.uk
Attraction 4 - Glynde Place, Glynde, East Sussex BN8 6SX. Tel: 01273 858 224. glyndeplace.com
Attraction 5 - Fontwell Park Racecourse, Fontwell, Nr Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0SX. Tel: 01243 543 335.fontwellpark.co.uk

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Visitor attractions and information - Arundel

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Attractions The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Mill Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PB. Tel: 01903 883355. The new visitor centre at Arundel is surrounded by ancient woodland and overlooked by the town's historic castle. The wetlands at Arundel are home to many rare species of wetland wildlife. Note: dogs are not allowed in WWT Centres, except for Guide Dogs. Charges apply. www.wwt.org.uk. About 1 mile north of Arundel.
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Attractions Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9AB. Tel: 01903 882173. Set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens. It is one of the Treasure Houses of England, and home to priceless works of art. Paintings and furniture, tapestries and stained glass, china and clocks, sculpture and carving, heraldry and armour in stunning room settings. www.arundelcastle.org. Location: In the centre of Arundel.

Arundel Castle

Attractions Fontwell Park Racecourse, Fontwell, Nr Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0SX. Tel: 01243 543 335. Fontwell Park is a diverse leisure venue that offers everything from horse racing to large outdoor events such as concerts. The Racecourse is undoubtedly one of the most intimate and friendly racecourses in the country. www.fontwellpark.co.uk. About 5 miles west of Arundel.

 Fontwell Park Racecourse

Attractions Parham House, Storrington, near Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 4HS. Elizabethan house is set in an ancient deer park below the Downs near Pulborough, West Sussex. Award-winning romantic walled garden, pleasure grounds, lake, maze and historic wendy house. Important collection of historic portraits, furniture, paintings. www.parhaminsussex.co.uk. About 5 miles north of Arundel.

Parham House

Attractions Barnham Windmill, Yapton Road, Barnham, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO22 0BD. Tel: 01243 555728. Barnham Windmill was operational between 1829 and 1963. It is currently being restored (2006) to full working order. Still worth a visit and the tea rooms are open. About 4 miles west of Arundel.

Barnham Windmill

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Visitor attractions and information - Battle

Attractions Battle Abbey, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD. Tel: 01424 773792. Explore the abbey ruins. Stand on the exact spot where tradition says King Harold fell. English Heritage. Charges apply. Location: In the centre of Battle.

Battle Abbey

Attractions Hastings Castle, Hastings. After landing in England in 1066, William of Normandy ordered two fortifications to be built, one being Pevensey Castle and the other Hastings. The most recent damage done to the castle was during World War II, when Hastings was a target for bombing raids. About 6 miles south east of Battle.

Hastings Castle

Attractions Bateman's, Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex TN19 7DS. Tel: 01435 882302. Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling left just as he left it, reflecting the author's exotic oriental tastes. Original illustrations for The Jungle Book. Kipling's 1928 Phantom 1 Rolls-Royce. National Trust. Charges apply. About 7 miles north west of Battle.

Bateman's

Attractions Bodiam Castle, Bodiam, nr Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5UA. Tel: 01580 830436. Late medieval moated castle. Sussex Family Attraction of the Year. One of Britain's most famous and evocative castles. National Trust. Charges apply. About 7 miles north of Battle.

Bodiam Castle

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Visitor attractions and information - Bexhill On Sea

Attractions De-La-Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea, Sussex. The De La Warr Pavilion was the first welded steel frame building in the UK, and is Bexhill's most famous landmark. It is the principal centre for contemporary art, architecture, education and entertainment on the south coast. With good food, a welcoming atmosphere and panoramic sea views, it offers a unique high quality experience to all its visitors. www.dlwp.com. Location: In the centre of Bexhill On Sea.

De-La-Warr Pavilion

Attractions REDSTACK Playhouse, 38 WESTERN ROAD, BEXHILL, EAST SUSSEX. Bexhill On Sea. Tel: 0871 200 3080. The REDSTACK Playhouse is a FULLY LICENSED venue with bars in the main auditorium and first floor. Built as a cinema in 1921, this beautiful building offers luxurious, and comfortable environment. www.redstack.org. Location: In the centre of Bexhill On Sea.

 REDSTACK Playhouse

Attractions Eastbourne Marina, Sovereign Harbour Marina Ltd, Pevensey Bay Road, Eastbourne, BN23 6JH. Tel: 01323 470099. The Waterfront, our superb harbour-side development of cafés, bars, restaurants and shops, provides a haven where boat-owners can relax. Sovereign Harbour is located just two miles from Eastbourne on the A259 Pevensey Bay Road towards Hastings. www.sovereignharbour.co.uk. Location: About 5 miles west of Bexhill On Sea.

Eastbourne Marina

Attractions Pevensey Castle. Pevensey off A259, East Sussex - BN24 5LE. Tel: 01323 762604. Pevensey Castle has a history stretching back over sixteen centuries. An exhibition with artefacts found on-site and an audio tour tell the story of the castle. Toilets. Castle Cottage Tea Room. Inner and outer bailey accessible to wheelchair users. Wheelchair users must retrace their steps to avoid exit turnstiles. English Heritage. Charges apply. Location: About 5 miles west of Bexhill On Sea.

Pevensey Castle

Bexhill On Sea hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Billingshurst

Attractions Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG. Telephone: 01403 700063. Animal Barns, Paddocks and Stables, Animal Demonstrations, Pony , Horse & Donkey Rides, Tractor-trailer Rides, Combine Harvester Rides, Farm Museum, 25' Climbing Wall for Children and Adults (6 years and over), 1950s Merry-Go-Round. www.fishersfarmpark.co.uk. About 3 miles west of Billingshurst.

Fishers Farm Park

Attractions Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex. Tel: 01798 343929. A late 17th-century mansion housing an important collection of paintings and sculptures, including 19 oil paintings by Turner, who was a regular visitor to Petworth, paintings by Van Dyck, carvings by Grinling Gibbons and murals by Louis Laguerre. National Trust. Charges apply. About 8 miles west of Billingshurst.

Petworth House

Attractions Parham House, Storrington, near Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 4HS. Elizabethan house is set in an ancient deer park below the Downs near Pulborough, West Sussex. Award-winning romantic walled garden, pleasure grounds, lake, maze and historic wendy house. Important collection of historic portraits, furniture, paintings. www.parhaminsussex.co.uk. About 8 miles south of Billingshurst.

Parham House

Attractions Wey & Arun Canal, Wey & Arun Canal Trust, The Granary, Flitchfold Farm, Loxwood, Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 ORH. Tel: 01403 752403. Take a trip on the Trust's narrowboat Zachariah Keppel which operates from the Onslow Arms at Loxwood in Sussex throughout the summer season. There are also walks along parts of the canal through southern England's rural countryside. www.weyandarun.co.uk. About 3 miles north of Billingshurst.

 Wey & Arun Canal

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Visitor attractions and information - Bognor Regis

Attractions Fontwell Park Racecourse, Fontwell, Nr Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0SX. Tel: 01243 543 335. Fontwell Park is a diverse leisure venue that offers everything from horse racing to large outdoor events such as concerts. The Racecourse is undoubtedly one of the most intimate and friendly racecourses in the country. www.fontwellpark.co.uk. Location: About 3 miles north of Bognor Regis.

Fontwell Park Racecourse

Attractions Bognor Regis Museum, 69 High Street, BOGNOR REGIS, PO21 1RY. Tel: 01243 865636. Social history of the locality, including a wireless museum. Location: In the centre of Bognor Regis.

Bognor Regis Museum

Attractions Barnham Windmill, Yapton Road, Barnham, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO22 0BD. Tel: 01243 555728. Barnham Windmill was operational between 1829 and 1963. It is currently being restored (2006) to full working order. Still worth a visit and the tea rooms are open. About 3 miles north of Bognor Regis.

 Barnham Windmill

Attractions Tangmere Aviation Museum, Tangmere, Nr Chichester, West Sussex PO20 2ES. Tel: 01243 790090. The Museum offers education facilities for parties of young people on the principles of flight. Shop. Cafe. Gardens. Aircraft on permanent display. Computer based simulators. www.tangmere-museum.org.uk. About 3 miles north of Bognor Regis.

Tangmere Aviation Museum

Attractions Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0EU. The leading museum of historic buildings in England. 50 historic buildings dating from the 13th to the 19th century, many with period gardens, together with farm animals, woodland walks and a picturesque lake. www.wealddown.co.uk. About 4 miles north of Bognor Regis.

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

Attractions Goodwood Racecourse, Goodwood House, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX. Tel: 01243 774838. Goodwood is well known as being one of the most beautiful racecourses in the world. About 4 miles north of Bognor Regis.

Goodwood Racecourse

Bognor Regis hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Brighton

Attractions Royal Pavilion Brighton, 4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton BN1 1EE. Tel: 01273 290900. The Royal Pavilion's lavish interiors combine Chinese-style decorations with magnificent furniture and furnishings. The ground floor of the Pavilion is easily accessible to wheelchair users. Light lunches, teas and refreshments are available in the Queen Adelaide Tearoom. Pavilion Shop. Gardens. www.royalpavilion.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Brighton.

Royal Pavilion Brighton

Attractions Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1EE. Tel: + 44 (0)1273 292882. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery has been transformed by a £10 million redevelopment, with new galleries. The 20th century Decorative Art and Design collections are among the finest in the Britain. Location: In the centre of Brighton.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Attractions Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9XZ. Tel. 01273 603 580. Brighton Racecourse is a versatile leisure venue offering horse racing, a variety of public events and a wide range of venue hire opportunities. Located on the outskirts of Brighton's vibrant city. A free shuttle bus runs between the station and the racecourse for two hours before the first race. Alternatively we offer free parking at the course. www.brighton-racecourse.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts, east of Brighton.

Brighton Racecourse

Attractions Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AL. Tel: 01273 890383. Plumpton Racecourse is one of the most successful smaller jump racecourses in the country, staging National Hunt meetings from September to May. The corporate hospitality boxes, Paddock bar and restaurant have wonderful panoramic views of the track. www.plumptonracecourse.co.uk. About 6 miles north of Brighton.

Plumpton Racecourse

Attractions The South Downs Way, over 100 miles long, passes through the beautiful countryside between Winchester and Eastbourne. The trail is very popular with walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. Passes through Eastbourne & Winchester. It passes close to (miles) Steyning (1/2 ), Midhurst (2), Newhaven (3), Lewes (4), Portsmouth (12), Alton (15), Brighton (7), Worthing (4).

The South Downs Way

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Visitor attractions and information - Burgess Hill

Attractions Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AL. Tel: 01273 890383. Plumpton Racecourse is one of the most successful smaller jump racecourses in the country, staging National Hunt meetings from September to May. The corporate hospitality boxes, Paddock bar and restaurant have wonderful panoramic views of the track. www.plumptonracecourse.co.uk. About 3 miles east of Burgess Hill.

Plumpton Racecourse

Attractions Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum, 169 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1YE. Tel: 01273 486290. Lewes Castle is located centrally in Lewes off the High Street, a few minutes' walk from both the bus and railway stations. Location: About 7 miles east of Burgess Hill.

Lewes Castle

Attractions Sheffield Park Garden, Sheffield Park, East Sussex TN22 3QX, Telephone: 01825 790231. Magnificent 'Capability' Brown landscaped garden with waterfalls, cascades and four large lakes. National Trust. Charges apply. About 6 miles east of Burgess Hill.

Sheffield Park Garden

Attractions Nymans Garden, Handcross, nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6EB. Tel: 01444 400321 (General enquiries & wheelchair booking). Great Sussex Weald garden with historic collection of plants. Set amidst the romantic ruins of a Gothic mansion. National Trust. Charges apply. About 7 miles north of Burgess Hill.

Nymans Garden

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Visitor attractions and information - Chichester

Attractions Fontwell Park Racecourse, Fontwell, Nr Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0SX. Tel: 01243 543 335. Fontwell Park is a diverse leisure venue that offers everything from horse racing to large outdoor events such as concerts. The Racecourse is undoubtedly one of the most intimate and friendly racecourses in the country. www.fontwellpark.co.uk. Location: About 5 miles east of Chichester.

Fontwell Park Racecourse

Attractions Fishbourne Roman Palace, Salthill Road, Fishbourne, Chichester, PO19 3QR. Tel: 01243 785859. The remains of a palatial Roman building, with corridors, courtyards and rooms containing mosaic floors. Roman Garden Museum. Café, car park and disabled access. Location: On the outskirts, west of Chichester.

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Attractions Tangmere Aviation Museum, Tangmere, Nr Chichester, West Sussex PO20 2ES. Tel: 01243 790090. The Museum offers education facilities for parties of young people on the principles of flight. Shop. Cafe. Gardens. Aircraft on permanent display. Computer based simulators. www.tangmere-museum.org.uk. Location: On the outskirts, east of Chichester.

Tangmere Aviation Museum

Attractions Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0EU. The leading museum of historic buildings in England. 50 historic buildings dating from the 13th to the 19th century, many with period gardens, together with farm animals, woodland walks and a picturesque lake. www.wealddown.co.uk. About 4 miles north of Chichester.

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

Attractions Goodwood Racecourse, Goodwood House, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX. Tel: 01243 774838. Goodwood is well known as being one of the most beautiful racecourses in the world. About 4 miles north of Chichester.

Attractions Chichester Cathedral. A prominent landmark of the area, the Cathedral is situated in the heart of Chichester close to the market cross, the centrepoint of the City's main pedestrianised shopping streets. Level access into the Cathedral is available through the South West Door. Cathedral Tours. www.chichestercathedral.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Chichester.

Chichester Cathedral

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Visitor attractions and information - Copthorne

Attractions The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex, TN22 3QL. Tel: 01825 720825. One of the largest tourist attractions in Sussex. Stations at East Grinstead (a special bus runs from East Grinstead to Kingscote Station), Kingscote, Horsted Keynes and Sheffield Park Station (East of Haywards Heath), the headquarters and home to the small exhibits Museum, model railway, restaurant and real ale bar, The Bessemer Arms. No public car parking at Kingscote. www.bluebell-railway.co.uk. About 4 miles east of Copthorne.

The Bluebell Railway

Attractions Lingfield Racecourse, Racecourse Road, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6PQ. Tel: 0870 2200022. At Lingfield Park you can enjoy a thrilling day at the races, with your friends, family or work colleagues while enjoying our extensive hospitality facilities. Flat, National Hunt and All Weather Racing at one of the busiest courses in Europe. Our regular family fun days are always a hit with children and parents alike, so the whole family can enjoy a great day at the races. www.lingfield-racecourse.co.uk. About 4 miles east of Copthorne.

Lingfield Racecourse

Attractions Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6TN. Tel: 01444 894000. Kew's 'country garden', with plants from across the world. 500 acres of walled and water gardens. National Trust. Charges apply. About 5 miles south of Copthorne.

Wakehurst Place

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Visitor attractions and information - Crawley

Attractions Ashdown Forest Llama Park, Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JN. Tel: 01825 712040. You can now take a llama for a relaxing walk in private grounds set in the beautiful Ashdown Forest. Llamas are naturally intelligent and inquisitive and love to go for walk. Sorry, no dogs (except Guide Dogs) are allowed in the Park or Visitor Centre. www.llamapark.co.uk. About 8 miles east of Crawley.
Ashdown Forest Llama Park

Attractions The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex, TN22 3QL. Tel: 01825 720825. One of the largest tourist attractions in Sussex. Stations at East Grinstead (a special bus runs from East Grinstead to Kingscote Station), Kingscote, Horsted Keynes and Sheffield Park Station (East of Haywards Heath), the headquarters and home to the small exhibits Museum, model railway, restaurant and real ale bar, The Bessemer Arms. No public car parking at Kingscote. www.bluebell-railway.co.uk. About 5 miles east of Crawley.

The Bluebell Railway

Attractions Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6TN. Tel: 01444 894000. Kew's 'country garden', with plants from across the world. 500 acres of walled and water gardens. National Trust. Charges apply. About 4 miles south east of Crawley.

Wakehurst Place

Attractions Nymans Garden, Handcross, nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6EB. Tel: 01444 400321 (General enquiries & wheelchair booking). Great Sussex Weald garden with historic collection of plants. Set amidst the romantic ruins of a Gothic mansion. National Trust. Charges apply. About 3 miles south of Crawley.

Nymans Garden

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Visitor attractions and information - Eastbourne

Attractions Eastbourne Marina, Sovereign Harbour Marina Ltd, Pevensey Bay Road, Eastbourne, BN23 6JH. Tel: 01323 470099. The Waterfront, our superb harbour-side development of cafés, bars, restaurants and shops, provides a haven where boat-owners can relax. Sovereign Harbour is located just two miles from Eastbourne on the A259 Pevensey Bay Road towards Hastings. www.sovereignharbour.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Eastbourne.

Eastbourne Marina

Attractions Seven Sisters Sheep Centre, Gilberts Drive, East Dean, East Sussex, BN20 0AA. Tel: 01323 423302. The Seven Sisters Sheep Centre has one of the largest collections of sheep in the world with over 40 different breeds of sheep. Don't forget to visit the farm especially at lambing time (in March - April) and in summer to see the sheep being milked. Other young farm animals including pigs, goats, rabbits and chicks. www.sheepcentre.co.uk. About 2 miles west of Eastbourne.
Seven Sisters Sheep Centre

Attractions Pevensey Castle. Pevensey off A259, East Sussex - BN24 5LE. Tel: 01323 762604. Pevensey Castle has a history stretching back over sixteen centuries. An exhibition with artefacts found on-site and an audio tour tell the story of the castle. Toilets. Castle Cottage Tea Room. Inner and outer bailey accessible to wheelchair users. Wheelchair users must retrace their steps to avoid exit turnstiles. English Heritage. Charges apply. Location: On the outskirts of Eastbourne.

Pevensey Castle

Attractions Filching Manor Motor Museum, Jevington Road, Wannock, Nr Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 5QA. Tel: 01323 487838. fifteenth-century Wealden hall-house include a 1907 Corbin 'Vanderbilt Cup' racer, Sir Malcolm Campbell's 'Bluebird' speedboat, Alfa Romeos and Bugattis. Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Souvenir shop, Access for the disabled. The museum also has a number of aeronautical exhibits. Location: On the outskirts of Eastbourne.

Filching Manor Motor Museum

Alfriston Clergy HouseAttractions Alfriston Clergy House, The Tye, Alfriston, Polegate, East Sussex BN26 5TL. Tel: 01323 870001. Medieval thatched cottage and picturesque garden. First building purchased by the National Trust in 1896, for £10. Fine medieval hall with a chalk and sour milk floor. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Andrew Butler). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 6 miles west of Eastbourne.

Alfriston Clergy House

Attractions The South Downs Way, over 100 miles long, passes through the beautiful countryside between Winchester and Eastbourne. The trail is very popular with walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. Passes through Eastbourne & Winchester. It passes close to (miles) Steyning (1/2 ), Midhurst (2), Newhaven (3), Lewes (4), Portsmouth (12), Alton (15), Brighton (7), Worthing (4).

The South Downs Way

Eastbourne hotels

Visitor attractions and information - East Grinstead

Attractions Ashdown Forest Llama Park, Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JN. Tel: 01825 712040. You can now take a llama for a relaxing walk in private grounds set in the beautiful Ashdown Forest. Llamas are naturally intelligent and inquisitive and love to go for walk. Sorry, no dogs (except Guide Dogs) are allowed in the Park or Visitor Centre. www.llamapark.co.uk. About 3 miles south of East Grinstead.

Ashdown Forest Llama Park

Attractions The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex, TN22 3QL. Tel: 01825 720825. One of the largest tourist attractions in Sussex. Stations at East Grinstead (a special bus runs from East Grinstead to Kingscote Station), Kingscote, Horsted Keynes and Sheffield Park Station (East of Haywards Heath), the headquarters and home to the small exhibits Museum, model railway, restaurant and real ale bar, The Bessemer Arms. No public car parking at Kingscote. www.bluebell-railway.co.uk. Bus from East Grinstead to Kingscote station 3 miles west.

The Bluebell Railway

Attractions Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY. Telephone: 01892 537715. Tunbridge Wells is the location of the railway's headquarters. Groombridge current limit for passenger trains, although the line exists all the way to Eridge. Location: Groombridge is about 7 miles east of East Grinstead.

 Spa Valley Railway

Attractions Pooh Corner Ltd, High Street, Hartfield, East Sussex, TN7 4AE. Tel: 01892 770456. The Pooh Corner shop, in the High Street of Hartfield village, dates from around the 1690's. The shop is home to the world's largest selection of Winnie-the-Pooh products. It is situated in the village where the famous stories were written by A.A.Milne in the 1920's. www.pooh-country.co.uk. About 5 miles east of East Grinstead.

Pooh Corner Ltd

Attractions Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6TN. Tel: 01444 894000. Kew's 'country garden', with plants from across the world. 500 acres of walled and water gardens. National Trust. Charges apply. About 5 miles south west of East Grinstead.

Wakehurst Place

Attractions Chiddingstone Castle, Near Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7AD. Tel: 01892 870347. Chiddingstone Castle, a museum within a squire’s home, is open for the nation to enjoy - for visiting, educational visits, as a wedding and conference venue, and is licensed for civil partnerships. Check website for opening dates. www.chiddingstone-castle.org.uk. About 7 miles north east of East Grinstead.

Chiddingstone Castle

Attractions Hever Castle & Gardens, Hever, Nr Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG. Tel: 01732 865224. Come and visit this thirteenth century romantic castle - once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Set in magnificent gardens, laid out between 1904 and 1908. Also Adventure Playground, Yew Maze, Water Maze and more. www.hever-castle.co.uk. About 7 miles north east of East Grinstead.

Hever Castle & Gardens

East Grinstead Hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Fontwell

Attractions The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Mill Street, Arundel, West, Sussex, BN18 9PB. Tel: 01903 883355. The new visitor centre at Arundel is surrounded by ancient woodland and overlooked by the town's historic castle. The wetlands at Arundel are home to many rare species of wetland wildlife. Note: dogs are not allowed in WWT Centres, except for Guide Dogs. Charges apply. www.wwt.org.uk. About 4 miles east of Fontwell.
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Attractions Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9AB. Tel: 01903 882173. Set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens. It is one of the Treasure Houses of England, and home to priceless works of art. Paintings and furniture, tapestries and stained glass, china and clocks, sculpture and carving, heraldry and armour in stunning room settings. www.arundelcastle.org. Location: About 3 mile east of Fontwell.

Arundel Castle

Attractions Fontwell Park Racecourse, Fontwell, Nr Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0SX. Tel: 01243 543 335. Fontwell Park is a diverse leisure venue that offers everything from horse racing to large outdoor events such as concerts. The Racecourse is undoubtedly one of the most intimate and friendly racecourses in the country. www.fontwellpark.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Fontwell.

Fontwell Park Racecourse

Fontwell hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Forest Row

Attractions Ashdown Forest Llama Park, Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JN. Tel: 01825 712040. You can now take a llama for a relaxing walk in private grounds set in the beautiful Ashdown Forest. Llamas are naturally intelligent and inquisitive and love to go for walk. Sorry, no dogs (except Guide Dogs) are allowed in the Park or Visitor Centre. www.llamapark.co.uk. About 2 miles south of Forest Row.

Ashdown Forest Llama Park

Attractions The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex, TN22 3QL. Tel: 01825 720825. One of the largest tourist attractions in Sussex. Stations at East Grinstead (a special bus runs from East Grinstead to Kingscote Station), Kingscote, Horsted Keynes and Sheffield Park Station (East of Haywards Heath), the headquarters and home to the small exhibits Museum, model railway, restaurant and real ale bar, The Bessemer Arms. No public car parking at Kingscote. www.bluebell-railway.co.uk. Bus from East Grinstead (2 miles) to Kingscote station 3 miles west.

The Bluebell Railway

Attractions Spa Valley Railway, West Station, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5QY. Telephone: 01892 537715. Tunbridge Wells is the location of the railway's headquarters. Groombridge current limit for passenger trains, although the line exists all the way to Eridge. Location: Groombridge is about 5 miles east of Forest Row.

Spa Valley Railway

Attractions Pooh Corner Ltd, High Street, Hartfield, East Sussex, TN7 4AE. Tel: 01892 770456. The Pooh Corner shop, in the High Street of Hartfield village, dates from around the 1690's. The shop is home to the world's largest selection of Winnie-the-Pooh products. It is situated in the village where the famous stories were written by A.A.Milne in the 1920's. www.pooh-country.co.uk. About 3 miles east of Forest Row.

Pooh Corner Ltd

Attractions Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6TN. Tel: 01444 894000. Kew's 'country garden', with plants from across the world. 500 acres of walled and water gardens. National Trust. Charges apply. About 5 miles west of Forest Row.

Wakehurst Place

Forest Row hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Hailsham

Attractions Bateman's, Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex TN19 7DS. Tel: 01435 882302. Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling left just as he left it, reflecting the author's exotic oriental tastes. Original illustrations for The Jungle Book. Kipling's 1928 Phantom 1 Rolls-Royce. National Trust. Charges apply. About 8 miles north of Hailsham.

Bateman's, Burwash

Attractions Eastbourne Marina, Sovereign Harbour Marina Ltd, Pevensey Bay Road, Eastbourne, BN23 6JH. Tel: 01323 470099. The Waterfront, our superb harbour-side development of cafés, bars, restaurants and shops, provides a haven where boat-owners can relax. Sovereign Harbour is located just two miles from Eastbourne on the A259 Pevensey Bay Road towards Hastings. www.sovereignharbour.co.uk. Location: About 5 miles south of Hailsham.

Eastbourne Marina

Attractions Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, Halland, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5AF. See our fascinating collection of over 1000 swans, geese and ducks from all over the world, along with a superb collection of gleaming Veteran, Edwardian and Vintage Cars and Motorcycles. Miniature trains run on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to October, and on East Sussex half terms, school holidays and every Sunday in winter (weather permitting). www.bentley.org.uk. About 6 miles west of Hailsham.

Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum

Attractions Glynde Place, Glynde, East Sussex BN8 6SX. Tel: 01273 858 224. A magnificent Elizabethan manor house looking out from its position high on the rolling Sussex Downs over the weald. It was built in 1569 from flint and Normandy stone which was brought across the English Channel in barges. Includes a collection of Old Masters such as Canaletto, Guardi, Zuccarelli and Batoni. www.glyndeplace.com. About 7 miles west of Hailsham.

Glynde Place

Attractions Pevensey Castle. Pevensey off A259, East Sussex - BN24 5LE. Tel: 01323 762604. Pevensey Castle has a history stretching back over sixteen centuries. An exhibition with artefacts found on-site and an audio tour tell the story of the castle. Toilets. Castle Cottage Tea Room. Inner and outer bailey accessible to wheelchair users. Wheelchair users must retrace their steps to avoid exit turnstiles. English Heritage. Charges apply. Location: About 4 miles south of Hailsham.

Pevensey Castle

Alfriston Clergy HouseAttractions Alfriston Clergy House, The Tye, Alfriston, Polegate, East Sussex BN26 5TL. Tel: 01323 870001. Medieval thatched cottage and picturesque garden. First building purchased by the National Trust in 1896, for £10. Fine medieval hall with a chalk and sour milk floor. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Andrew Butler). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 5 miles south west of Hailsham.

Alfriston Clergy House

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Visitor attractions and information - Hastings

Attractions Battle Abbey, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD. Tel: 01424 773792. Explore the abbey ruins. Stand on the exact spot where tradition says King Harold fell. English Heritage. Charges apply. About 6 miles north west of Hastings.

Battle Abbey

Attractions Hastings Castle, Hastings. After landing in England in 1066, William of Normandy ordered two fortifications to be built, one being Pevensey Castle and the other Hastings. The most recent damage done to the castle was during World War II, when Hastings was a target for bombing raids. Location: In the centre of Hastings.

 Hastings Castle

Attractions Bodiam Castle, Bodiam, nr Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5UA. Tel: 01580 830436. Late medieval moated castle. Sussex Family Attraction of the Year. One of Britain's most famous and evocative castles. National Trust. Charges apply. About 9 miles north of Hastings.

Bodiam Castle

Attractions Underwater World, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, TN34 3DW. Tel: 01424 444412. With the help of skilled educational staff, visitors can learn at first hand about the sea, marine life, pollution and conservation. Walk 'beneath the waves' through a stunning 15 metre long glass tunnel below a huge reef pool. Location: In the centre of Hastings.
Underwater World

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Visitor attractions and information - Haywards Heath

Attractions Ashdown Forest Llama Park, Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JN. Tel: 01825 712040. You can now take a llama for a relaxing walk in private grounds set in the beautiful Ashdown Forest. Llamas are naturally intelligent and inquisitive and love to go for walk. Sorry, no dogs (except Guide Dogs) are allowed in the Park or Visitor Centre. www.llamapark.co.uk. About 6 miles north of Haywards Heath.

Ashdown Forest Llama Park

Attractions The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex, TN22 3QL. Tel: 01825 720825. One of the largest tourist attractions in Sussex. Stations at East Grinstead (a special bus runs from East Grinstead to Kingscote Station), Kingscote, Horsted Keynes and Sheffield Park Station (East of Haywards Heath), the headquarters and home to the small exhibits Museum, model railway, restaurant and real ale bar, The Bessemer Arms. No public car parking at Kingscote. www.bluebell-railway.co.uk. About 3 miles east of Haywards Heath.

The Bluebell Railway

Attractions Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AL. Tel: 01273 890383. Plumpton Racecourse is one of the most successful smaller jump racecourses in the country, staging National Hunt meetings from September to May. The corporate hospitality boxes, Paddock bar and restaurant have wonderful panoramic views of the track. www.plumptonracecourse.co.uk. About 5 miles south of Haywards Heath.

Plumpton Racecourse

Attractions Sheffield Park Garden, Sheffield Park, East Sussex TN22 3QX, Telephone: 01825 790231. Magnificent 'Capability' Brown landscaped garden with waterfalls, cascades and four large lakes. National Trust. Charges apply. About 3 miles east of Haywards Heath.

Sheffield Park Garden

Attractions Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6TN. Tel: 01444 894000. Kew's 'country garden', with plants from across the world. 500 acres of walled and water gardens. National Trust. Charges apply. About 3 miles north of Haywards Heath.

Wakehurst Place

Attractions Nymans Garden, Handcross, nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6EB. Tel: 01444 400321 (General enquiries & wheelchair booking). Great Sussex Weald garden with historic collection of plants. Set amidst the romantic ruins of a Gothic mansion. National Trust. Charges apply. About 5 miles north west of Haywards Heath.

Nymans Garden

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Visitor attractions and information - Horsham

Attractions Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6TN. Tel: 01444 894000. Kew's 'country garden', with plants from across the world. 500 acres of walled and water gardens. National Trust. Charges apply. About 9 miles east of Horsham.

Wakehurst Place

Attractions Nymans Garden, Handcross, nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6EB. Tel: 01444 400321 (General enquiries & wheelchair booking). Great Sussex Weald garden with historic collection of plants. Set amidst the romantic ruins of a Gothic mansion. National Trust. Charges apply. About 5 miles east of Horsham.

Nymans Garden

Attractions Fishers Farm Park, Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG. Telephone: 01403 700063. Animal Barns, Paddocks and Stables, Animal Demonstrations, Pony , Horse & Donkey Rides, Tractor-trailer Rides, Combine Harvester Rides, Farm Museum, 25' Climbing Wall for Children and Adults (6 years and over), 1950s Merry-Go-Round. www.fishersfarmpark.co.uk. About 7 miles west of Horsham.
Fishers Farm Park

Attractions Wey & Arun Canal, Wey & Arun Canal Trust, The Granary, Flitchfold Farm, Loxwood, Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 ORH. Tel: 01403 752403. Take a trip on the Trust's narrowboat Zachariah Keppel which operates from the Onslow Arms at Loxwood in Sussex throughout the summer season. There are also walks along parts of the canal through southern England's rural countryside. www.weyandarun.co.uk. About 7 miles west of Horsham.

Wey & Arun Canal

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Visitor attractions and information - Brighton & Hove

Attractions Royal Pavilion Brighton, 4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton BN1 1EE. Tel: 01273 290900. The Royal Pavilion's lavish interiors combine Chinese-style decorations with magnificent furniture and furnishings. The ground floor of the Pavilion is easily accessible to wheelchair users. Light lunches, teas and refreshments are available in the Queen Adelaide Tearoom. Pavilion Shop. Gardens. www.royalpavilion.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Brighton.

Royal Pavilion Brighton

Attractions Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1EE. Tel: + 44 (0)1273 292882. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery has been transformed by a £10 million redevelopment, with new galleries. The 20th century Decorative Art and Design collections are among the finest in the Britain. Location: In the centre of Brighton & Hove.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Attractions Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9XZ. Tel. 01273 603 580. Brighton Racecourse is a versatile leisure venue offering horse racing, a variety of public events and a wide range of venue hire opportunities. Located on the outskirts of Brighton's vibrant city. A free shuttle bus runs between the station and the racecourse for two hours before the first race. Alternatively we offer free parking at the course. www.brighton-racecourse.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts, east of Brighton & Hove.

Brighton Racecourse

Attractions Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AL. Tel: 01273 890383. Plumpton Racecourse is one of the most successful smaller jump racecourses in the country, staging National Hunt meetings from September to May. The corporate hospitality boxes, Paddock bar and restaurant have wonderful panoramic views of the track. www.plumptonracecourse.co.uk. About 6 miles north of Brighton & Hove.

Plumpton Racecourse

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Visitor attractions and information - Lancing

Attractions Marlipins Museum, High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5DA. The museum concentrates on our important maritime past and the local history of this part of Sussex. The railway station is just five minutes' walk from the museum. Wheelchair access is now possible throughout the museum. www.marlipins.adur.org.uk. About 2 miles east of Lancing.

Marlipins Museum

Attractions Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP. Tel: 01903 221140. Costume and toy collections. Fine and decorative art. Archaeology gallery. Local History. Full disabled access, including lift and lavatory. Shop. 10 mins from Worthing Railway Station. Location: In the centre of Worthing.

Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

Attractions Worthing Aquarena, Brighton Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 2EN. Tel : 01903 231797. 33 metres main pool long. Learner pool, diving boards, flume, sauna, steam room, sunbeds. Health and Fitness Centre. main pool being 33 metres long and learner pool, diving boards, flume, sauna, steam room, sunbeds, Pulsecity Health and Fitness Centre. www.aquarena.co.uk. About 2 miles east of Lancing in Worthing.

Worthing Aquarena

Attractions Worthing Theatres. Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3PX. Tel: (01903) 206206. Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing, BN11 1LG. Tel: (01903) 206206. Worthing offers year round programmes with concerts, plays, cinema, dances and much more. www.worthingtheatres.co.uk. About 2 miles east of Lancing in Worthing.

Worthing Theatres

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Visitor attractions and information - Lewes

Attractions Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, Halland, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5AF. See our fascinating collection of over 1000 swans, geese and ducks from all over the world, along with a superb collection of gleaming Veteran, Edwardian and Vintage Cars and Motorcycles. Miniature trains run on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to October, and on East Sussex half terms, school holidays and every Sunday in winter (weather permitting). www.bentley.org.uk. About 5 miles north of Lewes.

Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum

Attractions Glynde Place, Glynde, East Sussex BN8 6SX. Tel: 01273 858 224. A magnificent Elizabethan manor house looking out from its position high on the rolling Sussex Downs over the weald. It was built in 1569 from flint and Normandy stone which was brought across the English Channel in barges. Includes a collection of Old Masters such as Canaletto, Guardi, Zuccarelli and Batoni. www.glyndeplace.com. About 2 miles east of Lewes.

Glynde Place

Attractions Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9XZ. Tel. 01273 603 580. Brighton Racecourse is a versatile leisure venue offering horse racing, a variety of public events and a wide range of venue hire opportunities. Located on the outskirts of Brighton's vibrant city. A free shuttle bus runs between the station and the racecourse for two hours before the first race. Alternatively we offer free parking at the course. www.brighton-racecourse.co.uk. Location: About 6 miles south of Lewes.

Brighton Racecourse

Attractions Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AL. Tel: 01273 890383. Plumpton Racecourse is one of the most successful smaller jump racecourses in the country, staging National Hunt meetings from September to May. The corporate hospitality boxes, Paddock bar and restaurant have wonderful panoramic views of the track. www.plumptonracecourse.co.uk. About 4 miles north of Lewes.

Plumpton Racecourse

Attractions Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum, 169 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1YE. Tel: 01273 486290. Lewes Castle is located centrally in Lewes off the High Street, a few minutes' walk from both the bus and railway stations. Location: In the centre of Lewes.

Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum

Attractions The South Downs Way, over 100 miles long, passes through the beautiful countryside between Winchester and Eastbourne. The trail is very popular with walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. Passes through Eastbourne & Winchester. It passes close to (miles) Steyning (1/2 ), Midhurst (2), Newhaven (3), Lewes (4), Portsmouth (12), Alton (15), Brighton (7), Worthing (4).

The South Downs Way

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Visitor attractions and information - Littlehampton

Attractions The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Mill Street, Arundel, West, Sussex, BN18 9PB. Tel: 01903 883355. The new visitor centre at Arundel is surrounded by ancient woodland and overlooked by the town's historic castle. The wetlands at Arundel are home to many rare species of wetland wildlife. Note: dogs are not allowed in WWT Centres, except for Guide Dogs. Charges apply. www.wwt.org.uk. About 3 miles north of Littlehampton.
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Attractions Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9AB. Tel: 01903 882173. Set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens. It is one of the Treasure Houses of England, and home to priceless works of art. Paintings and furniture, tapestries and stained glass, china and clocks, sculpture and carving, heraldry and armour in stunning room settings. www.arundelcastle.org. Location: About 2 mile north of Littlehampton.

Arundel Castle

Attractions Fontwell Park Racecourse, Fontwell, Nr Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0SX. Tel: 01243 543 335. Fontwell Park is a diverse leisure venue that offers everything from horse racing to large outdoor events such as concerts. The Racecourse is undoubtedly one of the most intimate and friendly racecourses in the country. www.fontwellpark.co.uk. Location: About 6 miles north west of Littlehampton.

Fontwell Park Racecourse

Attractions Barnham Windmill, Yapton Road, Barnham, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO22 0BD. Tel: 01243 555728. Barnham Windmill was operational between 1829 and 1963. It is currently being restored (2006) to full working order. Still worth a visit and the tea rooms are open. About 3 miles west of Littlehampton.

Barnham Windmill

Attractions Harbour Park, Seafront, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5LL. Tel: 01903 721200. Located beside Littlehampton’s award winning seafront. Blue Flag award and Clean Beach award mean safe, secure fun for all the family on wide, sandy beaches. Outdoor & Indoors rides and attractions. Location: In the centre of Littlehampton.

Harbour Park

Attractions Worthing Theatres. Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3PX. Tel: (01903) 206206. Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing, BN11 1LG. Tel: (01903) 206206. Worthing offers year round programmes with concerts, plays, cinema, dances and much more. www.worthingtheatres.co.uk. About 5 miles east of Littlehampton in Worthing.

Worthing Theatres

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Visitor attractions and information - Midhurst

Attractions Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0EU. The leading museum of historic buildings in England. 50 historic buildings dating from the 13th to the 19th century, many with period gardens, together with farm animals, woodland walks and a picturesque lake. www.wealddown.co.uk. About 6 miles south of Midhurst.

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

Attractions Goodwood Racecourse, Goodwood House, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX. Tel: 01243 774838. Goodwood is well known as being one of the most beautiful racecourses in the world. About 6 miles south of Midhurst.

Goodwood Racecourse

Attractions Hollycombe Steam Collection, Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP. Tel: 01428 724900. Hollycombe is a unique collection of working steam powered attractions providing fun and entertainment for the whole family. The centre-piece is a complete Edwardian Fairground where you can experience all the fun of the fair from the 1870's. www.hollycombe.co.uk. About 5 miles north of Midhurst.

Hollycombe Steam Collection

Attractions The Bear Museum, 38, Dragon Street, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4JJ. Tel: 01730 265108. We do not charge for admission - the Museum is supported through sales in our shop. The Museum store now concentrates on the greatest of all bear firms, the German company Steiff. www.bearmuseum.co.uk. Location: About 9 miles west of Midhurst.

The Bear Museum

Attractions The South Downs Way, over 100 miles long, passes through the beautiful countryside between Winchester and Eastbourne. The trail is very popular with walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. Passes through Eastbourne & Winchester. It passes close to (miles) Steyning (1/2 ), Midhurst (2), Newhaven (3), Lewes (4), Portsmouth (12), Alton (15), Brighton (7), Worthing (4).

lThe South Downs Way

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Visitor attractions and information - Newhaven

Attractions Glynde Place, Glynde, East Sussex BN8 6SX. Tel: 01273 858 224. A magnificent Elizabethan manor house looking out from its position high on the rolling Sussex Downs over the weald. It was built in 1569 from flint and Normandy stone which was brought across the English Channel in barges. Includes a collection of Old Masters such as Canaletto, Guardi, Zuccarelli and Batoni. www.glyndeplace.com. About 5 miles north of Newhaven.

Attractions Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9XZ. Tel. 01273 603 580. Brighton Racecourse is a versatile leisure venue offering horse racing, a variety of public events and a wide range of venue hire opportunities. Located on the outskirts of Brighton's vibrant city. A free shuttle bus runs between the station and the racecourse for two hours before the first race. Alternatively we offer free parking at the course. www.brighton-racecourse.co.uk. Location: About 6 miles west of Newhaven.

Brighton Racecourse

Attractions Newhaven Fort, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9DS, Tel: 01273 517622. An exciting and varied day out at this award winning attraction. The massive walls, ramparts, tunnels and gun emplacements all fire the imagination and help visitors experience what life was like living in a Victorian Fortress. www.newhavenfort.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Newhaven.

Newhaven Fort

Attractions The South Downs Way, over 100 miles long, passes through the beautiful countryside between Winchester and Eastbourne. The trail is very popular with walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. Passes through Eastbourne & Winchester. It passes close to (miles) Steyning (1/2 ), Midhurst (2), Newhaven (3), Lewes (4), Portsmouth (12), Alton (15), Brighton (7), Worthing (4).

The South Downs Way

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Visitor attractions and information - Polegate

Attractions Glynde Place, Glynde, East Sussex BN8 6SX. Tel: 01273 858 224. A magnificent Elizabethan manor house looking out from its position high on the rolling Sussex Downs over the weald. It was built in 1569 from flint and Normandy stone which was brought across the English Channel in barges. Includes a collection of Old Masters such as Canaletto, Guardi, Zuccarelli and Batoni. www.glyndeplace.com. About 7 miles west of Polegate.

Glynde Place

Attractions Eastbourne Marina, Sovereign Harbour Marina Ltd, Pevensey Bay Road, Eastbourne, BN23 6JH. Tel: 01323 470099. The Waterfront, our superb harbour-side development of cafés, bars, restaurants and shops, provides a haven where boat-owners can relax. Sovereign Harbour is located just two miles from Eastbourne on the A259 Pevensey Bay Road towards Hastings. www.sovereignharbour.co.uk. Location: About 4 miles south of Polegate.

Eastbourne Marina

Attractions Filching Manor Motor Museum, Jevington Road, Wannock, Nr Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 5QA. Tel: 01323 487838. fifteenth-century Wealden hall-house include a 1907 Corbin 'Vanderbilt Cup' racer, Sir Malcolm Campbell's 'Bluebird' speedboat, Alfa Romeos and Bugattis. Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Souvenir shop, Access for the disabled. The museum also has a number of aeronautical exhibits. Location: About 1 mile south of Polegate.

Filching Manor Motor Museum

Alfriston Clergy HouseAttractions Alfriston Clergy House, The Tye, Alfriston, Polegate, East Sussex BN26 5TL. Tel: 01323 870001. Medieval thatched cottage and picturesque garden. First building purchased by the National Trust in 1896, for £10. Fine medieval hall with a chalk and sour milk floor. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo © NTPL / Andrew Butler). www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 3 miles west of Polegate.

Alfriston Clergy House

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Visitor attractions and information - Rottingdean

Attractions Royal Pavilion Brighton, 4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton BN1 1EE. Tel: 01273 290900. The Royal Pavilion's lavish interiors combine Chinese-style decorations with magnificent furniture and furnishings. The ground floor of the Pavilion is easily accessible to wheelchair users. Light lunches, teas and refreshments are available in the Queen Adelaide Tearoom. Pavilion Shop. Gardens. www.royalpavilion.org.uk. Location: About 3 miles west of Rottingdean.

Royal Pavilion Brighton

Attractions Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1EE. Tel: + 44 (0)1273 292882. Brighton Museum & Art Gallery has been transformed by a £10 million redevelopment, with new galleries. The 20th century Decorative Art and Design collections are among the finest in the Britain. Location: About 3 miles west of Rottingdean.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Attractions Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9XZ. Tel. 01273 603 580. Brighton Racecourse is a versatile leisure venue offering horse racing, a variety of public events and a wide range of venue hire opportunities. Located on the outskirts of Brighton's vibrant city. A free shuttle bus runs between the station and the racecourse for two hours before the first race. Alternatively we offer free parking at the course. www.brighton-racecourse.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Rottingdean.

Brighton Racecourse

Attractions Newhaven Fort, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9DS, Tel: 01273 517622. An exciting and varied day out at this award winning attraction. The massive walls, ramparts, tunnels and gun emplacements all fire the imagination and help visitors experience what life was like living in a Victorian Fortress. www.newhavenfort.org.uk. Location: About 3 miles east of Rottingdean.

Newhaven Fort

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Visitor attractions and information - Rye

Attractions Hastings Castle, Hastings. After landing in England in 1066, William of Normandy ordered two fortifications to be built, one being Pevensey Castle and the other Hastings. The most recent damage done to the castle was during World War II, when Hastings was a target for bombing raids. About 9 miles south west of Rye.

Hastings Castle

Attractions Bodiam Castle, Bodiam, nr Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5UA. Tel: 01580 830436. Late medieval moated castle. Sussex Family Attraction of the Year. One of Britain's most famous and evocative castles. National Trust. Charges apply. About 7 miles west of Rye.

Bodiam Castle

Attractions Rye Castle Museum, Gun Garden, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7HH. Tel: 01797 226728. The Museum has two sites: the Ypres Tower and East Street. Displays include smuggling, medieval pottery, costumes, militaria and Cinque Ports memorabilia. www.ryemuseum.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Rye.

Rye Castle Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Seaford

Attractions Seven Sisters Sheep Centre, Gilberts Drive, East Dean, East Sussex, BN20 0AA. Tel: 01323 423302. The Seven Sisters Sheep Centre has one of the largest collections of sheep in the world with over 40 different breeds of sheep. Don't forget to visit the farm especially at lambing time (in March - April) and in summer to see the sheep being milked. Other young farm animals including pigs, goats, rabbits and chicks. www.sheepcentre.co.uk. About 4 miles east of Seaford.
Seven Sisters Sheep Centre

Attractions Filching Manor Motor Museum, Jevington Road, Wannock, Nr Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 5QA. Tel: 01323 487838. fifteenth-century Wealden hall-house include a 1907 Corbin 'Vanderbilt Cup' racer, Sir Malcolm Campbell's 'Bluebird' speedboat, Alfa Romeos and Bugattis. Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Souvenir shop, Access for the disabled. The museum also has a number of aeronautical exhibits. Location: About 5 miles east of Seaford.

Filching Manor Motor Museum

Attractions Newhaven Fort, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9DS, Tel: 01273 517622. An exciting and varied day out at this award winning attraction. The massive walls, ramparts, tunnels and gun emplacements all fire the imagination and help visitors experience what life was like living in a Victorian Fortress. www.newhavenfort.org.uk. Location: About 3 miles east of Seaford.

Newhaven Fort

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Visitor attractions and information - Steyning

Attractions Steyning Museum, Church Street, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3YB. Tel: 01903 813333. The story of Steyning and the local area. See website for opening times. There is a Museum Shop for gifts, leaflets, books, DVD's etc. steyningmuseum.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Steyning.

Steyning Museum

Attractions St Mary's House, The Street, Bramber, West Sussex, BN44 3WE. Tel: 01903 816205. timber-framed Grade I Listed, historic house. Once a medieval pilgrim inn. Enchanting gardens. Teas, Gift shop. Location: On the outskirts of Steyning.

St Mary's House

Attractions The South Downs Way, over 100 miles long, passes through the beautiful countryside between Winchester and Eastbourne. The trail is very popular with walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. Passes through Eastbourne & Winchester. It passes close to (miles) Steyning (1/2 ), Midhurst (2), Newhaven (3), Lewes (4), Portsmouth (12), Alton (15), Brighton (7), Worthing (4).

The South Downs Way

Attractions Steyning Country Fair is a great day for all the family. A fun day celebrating the heritage and traditions of Steyning and the surrounding areas. Livestock, rural crafts, stalls and demonstrations, together with clowns, jugglers, puppets, music and other entertainment. Tel: 01903 816902. See website for dates. Location: In the centre of Steyning. www.steyningcountryfair.co.uk

Steyning Country Fair

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Visitor attractions and information - St Leonards on Sea

Attractions Battle Abbey, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD. Tel: 01424 773792. Explore the abbey ruins. Stand on the exact spot where tradition says King Harold fell. English Heritage. Charges apply. About 6 miles north west of St Leonards on Sea.

Battle Abbey

Attractions Hastings Castle, Hastings. After landing in England in 1066, William of Normandy ordered two fortifications to be built, one being Pevensey Castle and the other Hastings. The most recent damage done to the castle was during World War II, when Hastings was a target for bombing raids. Location: Near St Leonards on Sea in the centre of Hastings.

Hastings Castle

Attractions Bodiam Castle, Bodiam, nr Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5UA. Tel: 01580 830436. Late medieval moated castle. Sussex Family Attraction of the Year. One of Britain's most famous and evocative castles. National Trust. Charges apply. About 9 miles north of St Leonards on Sea.

 Bodiam Castle

Attractions Underwater World, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, TN34 3DW. Tel: 01424 444412. With the help of skilled educational staff, visitors can learn at first hand about the sea, marine life, pollution and conservation. Walk 'beneath the waves' through a stunning 15 metre long glass tunnel below a huge reef pool. Location: Near St Leonards on Sea in the centre of Hastings.

Underwater World

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Visitor attractions and information - Uckfield

Attractions Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum, Halland, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5AF. See our fascinating collection of over 1000 swans, geese and ducks from all over the world, along with a superb collection of gleaming Veteran, Edwardian and Vintage Cars and Motorcycles. Miniature trains run on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to October, and on East Sussex half terms, school holidays and every Sunday in winter (weather permitting). www.bentley.org.uk. About 3 miles south of Uckfield.

Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum

Attractions Ashdown Forest Llama Park, Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JN. Tel: 01825 712040. You can now take a llama for a relaxing walk in private grounds set in the beautiful Ashdown Forest. Llamas are naturally intelligent and inquisitive and love to go for walk. Sorry, no dogs (except Guide Dogs) are allowed in the Park or Visitor Centre. www.llamapark.co.uk. About 6 miles north of Uckfield.

Ashdown Forest Llama Park

Attractions The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex, TN22 3QL. Tel: 01825 720825. One of the largest tourist attractions in Sussex. Stations at East Grinstead (a special bus runs from East Grinstead to Kingscote Station), Kingscote, Horsted Keynes and Sheffield Park Station (East of Haywards Heath), the headquarters and home to the small exhibits Museum, model railway, restaurant and real ale bar, The Bessemer Arms. No public car parking at Kingscote. www.bluebell-railway.co.uk. About 4 miles west of Uckfield.

The Bluebell Railway

Attractions Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AL. Tel: 01273 890383. Plumpton Racecourse is one of the most successful smaller jump racecourses in the country, staging National Hunt meetings from September to May. The corporate hospitality boxes, Paddock bar and restaurant have wonderful panoramic views of the track. www.plumptonracecourse.co.uk. About 7 miles west of Uckfield.

Plumpton Racecourse

Attractions Sheffield Park Garden, Sheffield Park, East Sussex TN22 3QX, Telephone: 01825 790231. Magnificent 'Capability' Brown landscaped garden with waterfalls, cascades and four large lakes. National Trust. Charges apply. About 3 miles west of Uckfield.

Sheffield Park Garden

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Visitor attractions and information - Worthing

Attractions Marlipins Museum, High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5DA. The museum concentrates on our important maritime past and the local history of this part of Sussex. The railway station is just five minutes' walk from the museum. Wheelchair access is now possible throughout the museum. www.marlipins.adur.org.uk. About 4 miles east of Worthing.

Marlipins Museum

Attractions Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP. Tel: 01903 221140. Costume and toy collections. Fine and decorative art. Archaeology gallery. Local History. Full disabled access, including lift and lavatory. Shop. 10 mins from Worthing Railway Station. Location: In the centre of Worthing.

Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

Attractions Worthing Aquarena, Brighton Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 2EN. Tel : 01903 231797. 33 metres main pool long. Learner pool, diving boards, flume, sauna, steam room, sunbeds. Health and Fitness Centre. main pool being 33 metres long and learner pool, diving boards, flume, sauna, steam room, sunbeds, Pulsecity Health and Fitness Centre. www.aquarena.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Worthing.

Worthing Aquarena

Attractions Worthing Theatres. Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3PX. Tel: (01903) 206206. Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing, BN11 1LG. Tel: (01903) 206206. Worthing offers year round programmes with concerts, plays, cinema, dances and much more. www.worthingtheatres.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Worthing.

Worthing Theatres

Attractions The South Downs Way, over 100 miles long, passes through the beautiful countryside between Winchester and Eastbourne. The trail is very popular with walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. Passes through Eastbourne & Winchester. It passes close to (miles) Steyning (1/2 ), Midhurst (2), Newhaven (3), Lewes (4), Portsmouth (12), Alton (15), Brighton (7), Worthing (4).

The South Downs Way

Attractions St Mary's House, The Street, Bramber, West Sussex, BN44 3WE. Tel: 01903 816205. timber-framed Grade I Listed, historic house. Once a medieval pilgrim inn. Enchanting gardens. Teas, Gift shop. About 4 miles north of Worthing.

St Mary's House

Attractions Steyning Museum, Church Street, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3YB. Tel: 01903 813333. The story of Steyning and the local area. See website for opening times. There is a Museum Shop for gifts, leaflets, books, DVD's etc. steyningmuseum.org.uk. About 4 miles north of Worthing.

Steyning Museum

Attractions Steyning Country Fair is a great day for all the family. A fun day celebrating the heritage and traditions of Steyning and the surrounding areas. Livestock, rural crafts, stalls and demonstrations, together with clowns, jugglers, puppets, music and other entertainment. Tel: 01903 816902. See website for dates. About 4 miles north of Worthing. www.steyningcountryfair.co.uk

Steyning Country Fair

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