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West Sussex

Type:Towns & Villages

West Sussex, GU29 9NL


The famous ruins at Cowdray opened to the public again in 2007 after an extensive refurbishment. This Tudor house (which rivalled Hampton Court), was mostly destroyed by fire in the 1790s, and has been a picturesque ruin ever since. Also in the town are the remains of a Norman fortification on St Ann's Hill. Cowdray Park is the home of Polo, with matches taking place all summer, including the prestigious Gold Cup. HG Wells was apprenticed to a chemist in the town, and attended the Grammar School, returning later to teach there. Midhurst is the setting of many of his books.


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  2. Woolbeding Gardens

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  3. South Downs National Park

    The South Downs, now a newly designated National Park are easily accessible from…

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  1. Lavington Common

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  3. Hollycombe - Steam in the Country

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  4. Petworth House & Park

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  5. Petworth Cottage Museum

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  6. West Dean Gardens

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  7. Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

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  8. West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

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  9. Marley Common

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  10. Harting Down

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  11. Black Down

    The highest point in the South Downs National Park

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  12. Goodwood Racecourse

    A total of 19 fantastic days of horse racing take place at the world’s most beautiful…

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  13. Swan Barn Farm

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