In and around West Sussex

Misty view across the Sussex Downs at dawn, from Ditchling Beacon

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

Places to visit

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Winter walking at Godolphin

Family days out this winter in and around West Sussex 

Here are out top picks of the best places to play, for families in Sussex this winter. Don’t let the weather hold you back. We’ve got puddles to splash in, places to clamber and a cosy tea room to warm up in.

The Duet, Gabriel Metsu

Top exhibitions and art in and around West Sussex 

We have some top exhibitions open this winter. Find inspiration at Petworth’s exhibition of paintings by the Dutch masters. See The Lost Words touring exhibition at Nymans and book illustrations by Arthur Rackham at Standen.

 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.