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Things To Do in Sussex

With 150 kilometres of coastline and acres of countryside, there are thousands of things to do in a visit to Sussex, whether you're a thrill-seeker, a shopaholic, a nature lover or a foodie - and since you're never more than an hour from London, the capital's delights can play a part in your stay here.

Most of West Sussex is made up of the beautiful South Downs National Park, but the whole of Sussex's countryside is a joy to behold. There are elegant stately homes, fairytale castles, colourful gardens and cultural connections including Charleston, where the Bloomsbury artists and intellectuals intertwined their lives and loves.

Get up close and personal with Hastings’ smugglers, Eastbourne's adrenaline junkies, Arundel's antiques and Brighton's gastronomy. Discover more about the county's towns and villages using our interactive map of Sussex.

Top 11 things to do in Sussex

Things to do in Sussex this weekend

Explore more than 200 of Sussex's tourist attractions, many of which are open all year round so find something to do today with listings for attractions each showing a map and opening times for your convenience.

Or why not browse our events guide to find out what's on in Sussex today or this week. Check out our Days Out guide packed with information on what to do in a weekend across East & West Sussex.

Accommodation

A day out in Sussex can easily be extended to two, or three or more days, and luckily Sussex offers an array of hotels, inns, B&Bs and other accommodation that will not only help you extend your stay but enhance it:

List of things to do & places to visit for days out in Sussex

For more information about Sussex, including ideas for days out, attractions and events, view the list below for information on things to do and towns and villages within the county. Use the 'map view' button to find something near you.

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British Airways i360

British Airways i360

Take to the skies to see Brighton and the South Coast as you have never seen them before! Glide up slowly to 450ft to enjoy breathtaking 360°...

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  1. Add Bishop's Palace Gardens   to your Itinerary

    Bishop's Palace Gardens

    Type

    Garden

    Location

    Chichester

    Bishop's Palace Gardens is situated within the City Walls, next to the Cathedral. And it has now been developed by the council to offer a peaceful retreat for all to enjoy.

  2. Add Goodwood Aerodrome  to your Itinerary

    Goodwood Aerodrome

    Type

    Special Interest

    Location

    Chichester

    Goodwood Aerodrome is a thriving centre of aviation with a well-established Flying School delivering some of the best quality flight training and experiences in the UK. The picturesque south coast setting is the perfect place from which to embark on

  3. Add Petworth to your Itinerary

    Petworth

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    Petworth - a perfect blend of history, culture and shopping!

  4. Add Worthing Museum and Art Gallery to your Itinerary

    Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

    Type

    Museum

    Location

    Worthing

    Varied collections including art, costume, toys, archaeology and local history. Exciting programme of rotation exhibitions throughout the year. Garden hosts changing sculpture exhibitions.

  5. Add Ardingly to your Itinerary

    Ardingly

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    Ardingly is a parish of attractive wooded scenery in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village sign was erected as a memorial to Viscountess Wolseley, and marks the site of the original tollgate.

  6. Add Bognor Regis East Beach to your Itinerary

    Bognor Regis East Beach

    Type

    Beach

    Location

    Bognor Regis


    Bognor Regis East Beach is the most popular beach in Bognor Regis due to its close proximity to the town centre as well as the Foreshore Office and the food and drink stands on the promenade.

  7. Add Arundel to your Itinerary

    Arundel

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    Location

    Arundel

    Charming, stylish and full of history, this picturesque market town is probably most famous for two stunning landmarks - Arundel Castle and Arundel Cathedral.

  8. Add Uppark House and Garden to your Itinerary

    Uppark House and Garden

    Type

    Historic House / Palace

    Location

    Petersfield

    A fine late 17th Century National Trust house and its treasures set high on the South Downs with magnificent views. Extensive servants' rooms shown as they were in 1874 when H.G. Wells' mother was housekeeper.

  9. Add Slindon Estate - National Trust to your Itinerary

    Slindon Estate - National Trust

    Type

    Nature Reserve

    Location

    Arundel


    The Slindon Estate, off the A29 near Arundel, consists of a large expanse of sweeping downland divided by dry valleys.

    Encompassing most of the village of Slindon, with its flint and brick cottages, the estate is also crossed by the largest remaining section of the Roman road, Stane Street.
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  10. Add The Novium Museum & Chichester TIC to your Itinerary

    The Novium Museum & Chichester TIC

    Type

    Museum

    Location

    Chichester

    Discover intriguing stories from Chichester District connected with extraordinary artifacts in a contemporary, state-of-the-art museum.

    Built above the remains of the Roman bath house, The Novium Museum offers three floors of interactive exhibitions, exciting events and award-winning learning...