West Sussex Visitor information
An Introduction to Sussex
Sussex is home to many battlements and ruins with some historic houses and gardens with a wide variety of landscapes, from the coastal plains with its beaches, to the South Downs and The Weald with their forests and miles of country walks. There are both small villages and large cities in the region.
Things to do in Sussex
You could visit Arundel Castle, or take a walk on the South Downs Way. You can also visit the historic sites of Fishbourne Roman Palace and the battlefield of the Battle of Hastings. Enjoy the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester which houses one of the most significant collections of 20th century British art outside London. Take time to discover the 80km of coast, including Wittering and Beachy Head.
Travelling to Sussex
Regular Southern and First Capital Connect rail services operate from London Victoria and London Bridge stations direct to Sussex with connecting services from London Gatwick and Luton airports, Brighton, Eastbourne and Newhaven Port. The majority of train services are provided by Southern and South Eastern.
By Bus and Coach
National Express coach services operate both to and in the area with connections to local services. Local bus operators include Metrobus, Stagecoach and Arriva.
Sussex benefits from direct road and rail services connecting to London Gatwick Airport and Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport.
With easy access from the M25 London orbital motorway the A24, M23, A23 and A22 routes will bring you to Sussex from the North, with the A27 running between Worthing, Brighton and Eastbourne giving links from the east and west. The journey from London is usually about an hour.