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  • Compare and choose from our collection of South Downs B&Bs and boutique hotels.
  • Options range from small independent hotels in the South Downs to family-run guest houses, where you will be looked after by the owner.
  • In all cases, you will have a comfy bed, breakfast will be prepared for you, and you will be given help and advice on travel and local visitor attractions.
  • This is an affordable and often more characterful alternative to staying in a larger hotel in the South Downs National Park.

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South Downs Visitor information

An Introduction to the South Downs

Part of the South downs have been designated as England's newest National Park and are a range of Chalk hills. The rural area is known for its quaint towns, ancient woodlands and flowing waterways. The South Downs were home to Jane Austen. Lord Tennyson had a second home there also.

Things to do in the South Downs

The South Downs are perfect for hiking, cycling, horse riding and hang gliding over. Visit the historic sites of Arundel Castle, Bignor Roman Villa and Petworth House; as well as exploring the South Downs way, a track used for thousands of years, and Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

Getting to the South Downs

By Car

The South Downs are roughly one and a half hours from London. The main roads in the area are the A272, A23, A24 and the A26.

By Train

Services run from London to stations in the South Downs in under 2 hours and the towns have regular services.

By Coach and Bus

National Express travel from all over the country to the major towns near the South Downs including Arundel, Brighton and Eastbourne. The local bus operators are Stagecoach and Brighton and Hove.

By Air

The nearest airports are Gatwick which is under and hour from the South Downs and Brighton City or Shoreham Airport which is of similar distance.

History of South Downs

The Downs have been inhabited since the Stone Age, with Britain's earliest human remains dating from 500,000 years ago found at Boxgrove.

The South Downs are home to some of Britain's earliest mines, numerous camps, barrows, hill forts and figures on the hills. There are remains dating from the Bronze Age to the Second World War. The Battle of Lewes was fought on the Downs and in the Elizabethan times their height was used for beacons.

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