Sompting

Sompting, in West Sussex, is a village that is located in the district of Adur, found between Worthing and Lancing, at the bottom of the slopes of the South Downs.  It is partly a new development from the Twentieth Century, and is considered to be linked to the town of Lancing. The entire village of […]

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Lancing

Lancing in West Sussex, is part of the Adur district, and one of the largest villages throughout all of England, with a total area of 946.4 hectares. The last census of Lancing took place in 2002, when the population had reached about 19,000. It is found on the western edges of the Adur Valley, and […]

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Hove

Although Hove in East Sussex has joined with its neighbour Brighton to form a city, a visit there will prove to be a very different from exploring the lively resort next door. Everywhere you look in this elegant town you will see fine architecture dating from the Victorian, Edwardian or Regency periods. The regency buildings […]

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Horsham

Although Sussex has its fair share of ancient market towns, Horsham, which lies to the West of the county, is one of the most active today. It holds markets selling local produce and arts and crafts, along with occasional speciality markets. Horsham also boasts many independent shops and art galleries which delight visitors. Delve further […]

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Heathfield

Every English county has its own myths and legends, but the legend associated with Heathfield strays away from common tales of ghosts, ghouls, martyrs and executions. It’s said that the first cuckoo of the year was heard in Heathfield, and if the old woman of Heathfield Fair hadn’t released this bird, England would never know […]

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Haywards Heath

Although not an obvious tourist trap, Haywards Heath in West Sussex does have some selling points for visitors. The town is within easy reach of Brighton, London, and the traveller’s hub of Gatwick Airport, making it an ideal stop off point for a daytrip or afternoon out. Within the town there are some interesting Victorian […]

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Hastings

If you’ve heard that Hastings lies in a part of East Sussex known as 1066 Country, then you’ll have a very big clue as to the towns past. It will be forever linked to the famous Battle of Hastings, and with William of Normandy, who built Hastings Castle, the remains of which now overlook the […]

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Hailsham

Although the East Sussex town of Hailsham can sometimes be overshadowed by its larger neighbours like Hastings and Eastbourne, there is still much to interest visitors. The town was granted a market charter in 1252, and markets have been held in the town ever since. Monthly farmers markets and weekly livestock markets, lay testament to […]

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East Grinstead

Where East Sussex meets West, and Sussex meets up with Surrey and Kent, is where you’ll find the historic town of East Grinstead. At the heart of the High Weald area, East Grinstead has a collection of buildings that illustrate the varied architectural heritage of the market town. St Swithuns Church is a prime example […]

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Eastbourne

Eastbourne is an East Sussex town that needs no introduction, but what is it actually known for? Its impressive CV includes hosting the world class Eastbourne Tennis Tournament, and being used as a filming location for movies such as Brighton Rock, James Bond, and Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging. Eastbourne is also home to the […]

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