Millennia-old castles. The country’s best birdwatching. One hundred miles of spectacular coastline. Located on the southeast coast, the county of West Sussex showcases the best of the British countryside. Step back in time when you visit the various castles and stately homes. Appreciate the natural beauty of the seaside when you visit Chichester Harbour. Here’s a difficult challenge for you. Stay in one of our hotels in West Sussex and try very hard not to be seduced by its villages’ rustic charm and glorious scenery. Near impossible.
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Book one of our hotels in West Sussex and focus solely on your relationship with Mother Nature. Pagham Harbour is part of a local nature reserve and a top spot for birdwatching. A few hours later, you’ll know your wideon from your godwits. Our Chichester Central Hotel is a 20-minute drive away. Afterwards, prepare yourself for Arundel Castle. Established on Christmas Day in 1067, this restored medieval castle is a joy to explore. Children will love imagining the knights and princesses that once lived here. Make sure you climb the turret to see the spectacular vista of the River Arun. Our Littehampton Rustington Hotel is a 15-minute drive, but stop off at Arundel Cathedral on your way back for more spectacular architecture.
Things to do in West Sussex
Spend a day exploring Chichester. If you’re staying in our Chichester Central Hotel, it’s a five-minute walk to the cathedral, so start there. Founded in 1075, it’s an exquisite example of Norman and Gothic architecture. From here, make your way to Chichester Harbour. Rent a bike and ride along the Salterns Way cycle route to see the best scenery. If you’re more for a relaxing day at the beach, head to Littlehampton. The shingle and sand shores here are serene. There’s a fairground nearby if your children get bored, and our Littlehampton Rustington Hotel is 1.8 miles away if you need a break.