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East Sussex

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

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  1. Add Weald and Downland Open Air Museum to your Itinerary

    Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Location

    Chichester

    Come and discover rescued traditional rural buildings set in a beautiful landscape, which tell the stories of the men, women and children who lived and worked in them over a 950-year period.

  2. Add West Chiltington to your Itinerary

    West Chiltington

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    Towns & Villages

    Location

    West Chiltington

    West Chiltington, with sunken tree lined lanes and the attractive, unaltered 12th Century church of St Mary's with an oak shingle covered spire and ancient wall paintings

  3. Add Staplefield to your Itinerary

    Staplefield

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    Staplefield is an attractive village three miles north-west of Cuckfield. The former local industry of tanning was carried out in Tanyard Lane, with the pits for soaking the hides at The Grange. The Jolly Tanners Inn reflects this industry.

  4. Add Mannings Heath Golf Course and Wine Estate to your Itinerary

    Mannings Heath Golf Course and Wine Estate

    Type

    Vineyard

    Location

    Horsham

    With the collaboration of wine and golf, we are aiming to attract visitors for wine visiting, fine food experiences, with a challenging experience for golfers.

  5. Add Hollycombe - Steam in the Country to your Itinerary

    Hollycombe - Steam in the Country

    Type

    Funfair

    Location

    Liphook

    Hollycombe Steam in the Country offers visitors a nostalgic look at how the Victorians and Edwardians used steam as an instrument of work and play, featuring a number of popular fairground rides and sideshows of the period.

  6. Add Lavington Common to your Itinerary

    Lavington Common

    Type

    Natural Feature

    Location

    Petworth


    A rare pocket of openness amongst plantation woodland

    Lavington Common is a rare survivor of an open landscape that once stretched across the Weald. Its sandy soil leads up to the chalk escarpment on the South Downs, creating this renowned lowland heath, rich in lichens and bryophytes (mosses...

  7. West Sussex

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    An abundance of castles, gardens, museums, cathedrals and country houses set amid stunning southern coastline, the beautiful South Downs, picturesque market towns and traditional English villages.

  8. Add Midhurst to your Itinerary

    Midhurst

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    The famous ruins at Cowdray opened to the public again in 2007 after an extensive refurbishment.


  9. Add Sussex by the Sea to your Itinerary

    Sussex by the Sea

    Type

    Towns & Villages

  10. Add Lancing to your Itinerary

    Lancing

    Type

    Towns & Villages

    Lancing, situated between the South Downs and the sea, has a long history dating back to the Stone Age. During the Bronze Age (1500 to 500BC) a sacred place was made near Lancing Ring and an incense cup and fragments of pottery from this spot are now in the British Museum. Lancing College chapel...