With over half of its lands designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we can certainly say that this is one of the most attractive regions in England! The South Downs run clear through the heart of the county. The delightful chalk ridges are the most prominent feature here. They also help mark the way for the famous 100 mile National Trail called the South Downs Way. This stretches from east to west, past charming country houses, nature reserves, wooded farmland and ancient chalk hill carvings.
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“Situated in picturesque surroundings, our privately run hotel offers a friendly atmosphere an a truly personal service. We have 15 lovely guest rooms which are non smoking. The location is rich in history and perfectly placed for you to enjoy the beautiful coastal towns, whilst being just 30 minutes from Gatwick. ”
The Causeway, Arundelrooms from £55.00 View Prices
“Our enchanting guest house is set beneath the battlements of Arundle Castle. Offering a friendly and personal service, you will love our 34 delightful guest rooms and the historic feel of this traditional building. There's a whole host of local attractions to see, and this is the ideal base from which to explore the south coasts delights. ”
High Street, Arundelrooms from £50.15 View Prices
“Located in the heart of Arundle, our modern hotel offers excellent facilities and comfortable rooms. All of our 53 rooms are generously equipped and the service we offer is professional and friendly. Located close to the roads network, this is the ideal place to stay when visiting the south coast.”
Junction A27/A284 Crossbush, Arundelrooms from £58.50 View Prices
“Our family run hotel is situated in the historic town of Arundle and offers a warm and friendly welcome to all guests. We have 4 lovely rooms and the house is set within an acre of garden, surrounded by woodland. Everyone is welcome and we are the ideal place to stay for any visitor to the south coast.”
Arundel Road, Fontwell, Arundelrooms from £105.00 View Prices
“The tranquil setting and idyllic countryside makes our charming hotel a perfect place to stay whether you are holidaying in the south of England or travelling from Gatwick. 50 rooms await you, each with a full list of amenities designed to ensure a comfortable stay. With a wonderful restaurants and bar as well as delightful gardens and an indoor swimming pool, there's no better place to stay in the region.”
Jobs Lane, Bolneyrooms from £87.00 View Prices
“Situated in the heart of Surrey our magnificent Victoria guest house offers the very best in hospitality and is set within 35 acres of beautiful countryside. Ancient woodland and an open air amphitheatre make this a unique hotel and our 14 guest rooms are both comfortable and spacious. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and personal service in one of the areas most enchanting hotels.”
Stan Hill, Charlwood, Charlwoodrooms from £79.00 View Prices
“Our recently refurbished hotel is set within 2 acres of gardens and is ideal for holiday makers and business travellers using Gatwick Airport. The peaceful location is ideal for a relaxed stay and we offer 55 lovely rooms which a clean and comfortable. Why not join the growing list of satisfied guests that return again and again to our friendly bed and breakfast.”
Ifield Green, Ifield, Crawleyrooms from £40.00 View Prices
“The most attractive guest house in the area, we are ideally situated close to Gatwick airport. Surrounded by 34 acres of rural countryside we offer guests a homely atmosphere and a friendly service. With 11 wonderful guest rooms offering clean and comfortable accommodation there's no better place to stay if you're travelling from Gatwick or exploring the south coast.”
Prestwood Lane, Ifield Wood, Gatwick, Crawleyrooms from £59.00 View Prices
“Ideally situated for the airport, we offer first class accommodation within a beautifully appointed building. 211 magnificent rooms await, as does a friendly service. A number of airport packages are available to ensure your holiday or business trip starts well. The location is ideal for those also wishing to travel around the south of England's historic towns and wonderful coastline.”
Balcombe Road, Maidenbower, Crawley, Crawleyrooms from £37.00 View Prices
“Connected to Gatwick airports north terminal by a covered walkway, this is the perfect choice of hotel for anyone using the airport. The modern hotel offers the very best in accommodation, with 500 first rate rooms and with every facility included from restaurants to health spa's. Perfect for business travellers as well as families and holiday makers.”
North Terminal, Gatwick Airport, Gatwickrooms from £103.20 View Prices
“Ideally situated between Brighton and Gatwick, our charming hotel offers excellent accommodation and a friendly service. Built in 1874 some of the original features have been retained. The 51 rooms are comfortable and clean and we are sure you will enjoy your time with us whether your trip is for business or pleasure.”
Lewes Road, Haywards Heathrooms from £75.00 View Prices
“The stunning Sussex countryside is the backdrop to our magnificent guest house. Formerly a railway station, the building has been lovingly restored into a fine hotel with 8 magnificent rooms. The rooms are comfortable and spacious and the friendly atmosphere and polite staff make us the perfect choice for anyone visiting the area.”
Station Road, Petworthrooms from £113.00 View Prices
Attractions in West Sussex
There are a number of great places to visit. sights to see and things to do as a traveller in West Sussex. For those who like recent history the Wings Museum near to Handcross will give you a good insight into what life was like during World War 2. Also nearby close to Haywards Heath is Nymans Estate. A dream family home now owned by the National Trust ravaged by fire in 1947. Although now a ruin it has fabulous gardens to enjoy in peace at any time of year. Lets not miss out on Michelham Priory in Upper Dicker near to Hailsham. This old Priory built around the 13th century has a moat around its splendid gardens for you to take pleasure in.
Another AONB surrounds the county headquarters of Chichester. It's a fitting partner to a stunning city. It features architecture ranging from a Norman Cathedral to a Roman Palace. More timeless attractions are spotted around the countryside. Two in particular stand out: the 11th-century hilltop wonder that is Arundel Castle, and Pentworth House, complete with 700 acres of parkland landscaped by English history's top gardener (Capability Brown), and a gallery packed with paintings by Turner, Titian and William Blake.
From here, head south for some of the best beaches the English Channel has to offer. Seaside trips beckon at Worthing, Littlehampton and Bognor Regis, where long, relaxing promenades and piers set the background for wide sandy beaches in this, one of the sunniest areas of the British Isles. If you would rather get away from the crowds, try a trip (by boat, on foot or on horseback) along the coast, to discover the many secluded coves and secret bays that can't be reached on the roads.
Acknowledgements go to West Sussex Tourism Initiative 12 Steyne Worthing for help in collating this information.