Sussex

Sussex is a county in South East England, bordered by Hampshire, Surrey and Kent and in the south, by the English Channel. Consequently, it is known as Sussex by the sea. It gets its name from the Old English “Suth Seaxe”, meaning land of the South Saxons.

 

Sussex contains the prominent cities of Chichester and Brighton and other attractive coastal resorts, such as Bognor Regis, Worthing and Hastings. There is easy, fast access from London by rail and by road on the M23 Motorway, which also services the international airport of London Gatwick.

 

The South Downs are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These rolling chalk hills stretch seventy miles across Sussex. Ditchling Beacon, seven miles north of Brighton, is the highest point (248 metres) in East Sussex and provides views out to sea and across the Weald. Between Birling Gap and Cuckmere Haven, are the world famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs, one of the longest stretches of unspoilt coastline on the south coast of England. Further east, is the spectacular Beachy Head, which towers over the famous Beachy Head Lighthouse.

 

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, is a picturesque moated castle set in the High Weald. It is well preserved and owned by the National Trust.

Places to visit in Sussex

Wings Place, Ditchling

Ditchling, Sussex

Ditchling is a beautiful village at the foot of the South Downs in East Sussex. View photos of the village including, St. Margaret's Church, Wings Place and Crossways. Where in England is Ditchling? V...
The Old Mint House and The Royal Oak & Castle Inn, Pevensey

Pevensey, Sussex

Pevensey is a village in East Sussex, about five miles from Eastbourne. View photos of St Nicholas Church, The Old Mint House and more. Where in England is Pevensey? View more places in Sussex View...
Pevensey Bay

Pevensey Bay, Sussex

Pevensey Bay is a quiet shingle beach, not far from Eastbourne, famous for being the landing place for William the Conqueror and his army in 1066. Where in England is Pevensey Bay? View more places in...
The Steyning Tea Rooms and Church Street, Steyning

Steyning, Sussex

Steyning is a small town regarded as one of the most picturesque in Sussex, situated at the foot of the South Downs National Park and five miles from the coast at Shoreham-by-Sea. Much of Steyning has been desi...
Mermaid Street, Rye

Rye, Sussex

Perched on a hill above the surrounding mysterious Romney Marshes, Rye is one of the most picturesque towns in England, with 18th century hilly cobbled streets and 16th century timbered houses.  It stands near ...