A misty view across the hills and valleys of the Sussex Downs at dawn from Ditchling Beacon, showing scattered trees and hedges with the sun rising in the distance

A place of iconic coastline, literary greats, vast art collection and a castle.

Places to visit

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Image of JMW Turner painting. JMW Turner, A First Rate Taking in Stores, 1818

Turner and the Age of British Watercolour 

Learn about the forthcoming exhibition at Petworth, Turner and the Age of British Watercolour opening 7 January 2017.

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Behind the scenes

Where will you visit today?

 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.

A gardens volunteer pruning a flower bed

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.