In and around West Sussex

Petworth House and Park deer

A place of iconic coastline, gardens, literary greats, rolling South Downs, vast art collections and a castle.

Places to visit

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A young girl enjoying the autumn leaves dressed as a witch for Halloween

October half-term and Halloween in West Sussex 

Halloween will be in full swing at our special places West Sussex this October half-term with the spooky science laboratory at Petworth, plus plenty of autumn leaves to crunch through at Standen, Nymans and Uppark.

Jamie Chalmers aka Mr X Stitch

Mr X Stitch at Standen

One of the world's most well-know male embroiderers, Jamie “Mr X Stitch” Chalmers brings an exhibition of contemporary cross stitch to Standen. Following on from his exhibition, he'll be creating this years Christmas art installation ‘The X-mas tree at Standen’ which will involve local communities and crafting enthusiasts from further afield.

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 Panoramic view at sunset in August from Devil's Dyke, South Downs, West Sussex

Explore the South Downs 

Wild coast, stunning wildlife, remarkable history - enjoy the top spots in Britain's newest National Park.

Staff and volunteers gardening at a National Trust property

Supporter groups in Sussex 

Members of our National Trust supporter groups in Sussex help fund raise for places like Nymans and Sheffield Park - they also get together for days out and talks and tours or volunteer at their local place.