Sussex is a place of beautiful coastline, gardens, literary greats, rolling South Downs, vast art collections and a castle. Discover what to see and do and plan a day out to remember.
A garden lovers' home for all seasons, with an extensive yet intimate garden set around a romantic house and ruins.
Acres of Grade I listed landscaped garden and lakes, surrounded by historic parkland and woodland
A magnificent Treasure House displaying one of the finest art collections in the care of the National Trust, nestled in a 700-acre deer park
Archetypal 14th century moated castle with ruined interior - a glimpse of medieval splendour
Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden
Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling
A popular coastal hub, where the South Downs meet the sea
A tranquil 17th-century house set within intimate gardens and woodland.
Wild botanic garden, managed by Kew and home to the Millennium Seed Bank
Explore The Nutcracker at Nymans this Christmas, with costumes from Matthew Bourne's production Nutcracker!, a trail in the garden and a house sumptuously decorated for a fairy tale Christmas. From Saturday 18 November until Monday 1 January 2024, 10am - 4pm.
Take a winter wander around the garden with the enchanting Mouse and Mole as you join in their irrepressible excitement for the festive season and help them prepare for Christmas.
Explore Petworth House, festively decorated with Christmas trees, and don't miss choirs and a magical late opening.
Discover shifting sands, salt marshes and a vibrant coastal hub on the Sussex coast.
Discover what to see and do at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters. Fossil hunt on the beach, walk on the historic downland or enjoy the views as you spot birds.
Explore East Head beach. With space to play, scenic walks and interesting wildlife to discover, there's lots to see and do at this popular spot.
Sussex is home to one of the National Trust's top castles.
With its full moat, original wooden portcullis, murder holes, spiral staircases and battlements, a visit to Bodiam Castle provides a glimpse back in time to the 14th century. Enough of the interior ruins survive to give an impression of castle life, and on selected dates, look out for tours, talks, armour demonstrations and family trails to find out more about the people who lived and worked here.
Find out about the conservation, biodiversity, community, wildlife and nature work taking place in Sussex
The South Downs have been a place to live, work and play for thousands of years. Together we can make sure they will be enjoyed for thousands more. Learn how the projects of the Changing Chalk partnership, led by the National Trust, are restoring lost habitats, bringing histories to life, and providing new outdoor experiences across the eastern South Downs, and discover how you can get involved.
Enjoy a magical Christmas at Bodiam Castle. With trees lining the courtyard, twinkling lights all around and atmospheric tower rooms, immerse yourself in the festive spirit.
Explore Bateman's as a family this Christmas and discover which countries the Kipling family celebrated the festive period in.
Take a winter wander around the garden with Mouse and Mole as you join in their irrepressible excitement for the festive season and help them prepare for Christmas.
From BBC's 'Interior Design Masters' show, winner Banjo Beale and runner-up Amy Davies, design this year's Christmas tree, using sustainable, reclaimed and natural decorations. (Closed 24 & 25 December).