Say I do amid the imposing splendour of Amberley Castle

With its 900 years of history and working portcullis, there can be few more magnificent settings for a dreamy celebration than Amberley Castle. Set in picturesque West Sussex countryside in the South Downs National Park, once inside these steep walls you won’t want to leave. You may be visiting for a wedding or perhaps here on business, but try and find time for a stroll round the grounds for a chance to meet the castle’s roaming white peacock.

Town and country - what to see in West Sussex

Amberley itself is as pretty as a picture or Nearby you’ll find the bustling market town of Arundel, which has lots for everyone with a famous cathedral and castle, a host of stylish shops, a regular farmers’ market and even its own treasure hunt. Horse-racing lovers are spoilt for choice with Goodwood and Fontwell Park both a short distance away, or head to Chichester for shops, restaurants and wide sands at West Witterings Beach. Families will love a trip to Harbour Park with its fabulous watery rides plus adventure golf. Or if you want to get away from it all go for a walk on the beautiful South Downs Way.

Hit the arcades in Brighton

Around 40 minutes away the bustling city of Brighton is great for laid-back cool plus the chance to explore the arcades on the pier. For a fun night out head to the seafront for a selection of great bars and clubs. Looking for accommodation Near Amberley Castle? Travelodge Arundel Fontwell Park Hotel or Travelodge Arundel Fontwell Hotel are both close.