In and around West Sussex

Red and gold colouring on autumn Acer leaves at Standen

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

Places to visit

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Places in the South East where you need to book 

Some of our places we care for in the South East of England will be opening with guided tours, so you’ll need to pre-book before your visit. These tours will be led by expert volunteers and will show the places in a new light. You may also need to book in advance at some other larger places, where visitor numbers need to be carefully managed for practical reasons.

A person's hand adds the final touches to a pen and graphite drawing of a tree in winter

Petworth 'GPS Trees' exhibition by Richard Geraint Evans

Petworth’s ancient trees are a must-see, and their natural beauty has been brought indoors for a new exhibition featuring nine incredibly detailed drawings of different specimens from Petworth, each including GPS coordinates so you can discover the tree for yourself. The exhibition runs from Mon 11 Oct to Sun 5 Dec.

Kaffe Fassett brings his colourful textiles to Standen

The Joy is in the Making

From Saturday 29 May - Sunday 31 October 2021, 10am - 4.30pm well known makers demonstrate their creative craft. Featuring The Great Pottery Throw Down judge and ceramicist Keith Brymer Jones, world-renowned knitting, needlepoint and patchwork expert Kaffe Fassett, embroidery artist Niamh Wimperis, recently seen on The Victorian House of Arts and Crafts, internationally exhibited textile artist Mr X Stitch plus well-known presenter turned photographer Edith Bowman.

Places to visit in Sussex