In and around West Sussex

Looking south east, towards the house on a summer day, from the Concave, at Petworth House and Park

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

Places to visit

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Where you can visit 

We’re reopening the places you love in West Sussex, safely and in line with government guidance. We recommend you book in advance for visits to gardens, parks and houses, especially at busy times such as weekends. See what’s open and ready for you to book this week below…

The summer border in July at Nymans


Nymans is well known for its vibrant, flamboyant mixture of flowers annuals, trees and shrubs that fill every nook and cranny with colour.

Behind the scenes

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

Half term in and around West Sussex 

As the golden leaves colour and fall, enjoy little autumn traditions together as a family in Sussex and the South Downs. This half term crunch through the autumn leaves and try nature activities at Nymans, Standen and Petworth House and Park.

'Petworth Beauty' in the conservation studio

Paintings of 'Petworth Beauties' have their legs restored

Two paintings of the 'Petworth Beauties' have had their legs restored 200 years after the 3rd Earl ordered them to be cut off. They appeared in the British Baroque exhibition at Tate Britain.