Many of our guests ask about local sights and activities that could keep them occupied during their stay. For that reason, we wanted to publish a post that highlights the best things you could do in West Sussex. So long as you plan to stay for more than one night, there’s lots of time for interesting experiences. You’re going to need a car in most instances, but we can advise on public transport links or call taxis if necessary.
Visit Arundel Castle and Gardens
Why not take some time out to visit the stately home of the Duke of Norfolk? Arundel Castle and Gardens attracts many visitors every single year. It’s a great place to learn about some local history and enjoy tranquil surroundings. The Castle closes for the winter but is set to reopen one Good Friday this year.
Take a Tour of Chichester Cathedral
The Anglican Bishop of Chichester runs the local cathedral where you could spend some time during your stay. The architecture is amazing, and that’s why so many people choose to visit each year. On certain days, you will find lunchtime concerts and activities designed to educate you about the history of the building. It’s the perfect place to take your children if you want to stay away from the hustle and bustle.
Stroll Around Tilgate Park
There are lots of open spaces in West Sussex where you could relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Tilgate Park has become one of the most popular in recent times. There’s a local nature reserve where you can find wildlife and have a picnic with your group. You’ll also encounter silvicultural forest where you can walk and get some fresh air.
Try Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
Anyone who shows an interest in military history has to visit the Aviation Museum. There you will find fascinating exhibitions that contain some of the most impressive air vehicles ever created. You can learn about their construction, usage, and history all in the same place. Just remember to take your camera along for the visit because you don’t see these planes every day. You are guaranteed to find many photographic opportunities.
Take a Trip to Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre
The working museum is always a big hit with visitors to the area and locals alike. Admission prices will not break the bank, and you’ll have fun for hours. Visitors can expect to encounter a narrow gauge railway, vintage vehicle demonstrations, and more. It’s an excellent place to go if you have an interest in the industrial revolution.
No matter what your plan to do during your stay in West Sussex, we hope you have a brilliant time. The ideas on this page are just some of the activities you could undertake. Remember that you can always ask a member of staff if you want to know more. We pride ourselves in making sure your stay is as exciting and fulfilling as possible. So, we’re always willing to point you in the right direction if you are stuck for something to occupy your time.