Beyond the Estate Things to do in West Sussex

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Discover all that West Sussex has to offer during your stay

With the county's rich heritage offering so many experiences and attractions to enjoy, Sussex is the perfect destination for a holiday year-round. From the stunning natural landscape of the South Downs National Park to the pristine beaches of the south coast, the best local pubs and restaurants, and world-class vineyards, you'll be spoilt for choice during your stay.

Things to do in Sussex

Local Attractions

Foraging Experiences

Join our Estate forager on a journey to learn the art of foraging and discover the vast range of wild edibles growing all around us, whilst gaining tips on harvesting, identification and history.

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Langham Brewery, Lodsworth

An award-winning independent West Sussex brewery and taproom producing cask-conditioned real ale and keg beers offering brewery tours. The Gulp Taproom is also open seven-days a week.

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Cadence Cycle Café & The South Downs Way

The Cadence Cycle Clubhouse located in the nearby village of Cocking is the perfect pit-stop along the South Downs Way for cyclists and walkers alike with 360 views over the Downs themselves.

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The Horse Guards Inn, Tillington

Located just a stone’s throw from the market town of Petworth, The Horse Guards Inn is a great culinary destination for a Sunday roast after a walk or to enjoy a drink amongst the chickens in the stunning pub garden.

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Petworth House and Park, Petworth

A magnificent National Trust House displaying one of the finest art collections in the care of the National Trust, nestled in a 700-acre deer park, with gardens designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.

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Newlands House Gallery Front Barney Hindle

Newlands House Gallery, Petworth

A new gallery space dedicated to the great artists of the 20th century, specialising in modern and contemporary art, photography and sculpture.

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Things to do in Sussex

Further Afield

The Weald & Downland Living Museum

An open-air living museum covering the weald’s 2000 year history that is a perfect family day out. A museum for those who want to see, touch and even smell what life was really like for people living in years gone by.

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Stopham Vineyard, Pulborough

Stopham are still white wine specialists, producing stunning white wines from Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Bacchus grape varieties. Stopham offer vineyard tours and tastings on Saturdays.

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Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester

A local theatre with a worldwide reputation, Chichester Festival Theatre is the perfect place to catch a show before it arrives at the West End.

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Arundel Castle, Arundel

A restored and remodelled Norman Castle and grounds that is the seat of the Earls of Arundel and the Dukes of Norfolk with 1000 years of history to discover.

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The Parsons Table, Arundel

A fine-dining restaurant serving a menu of locally sourced dishes in a chic, airy setting in the historic town of Arundel.

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West Wittering Beach, Chichester

The sandy and unspoilt beaches of West Wittering are a visually stunning destination year-round with parking available to book online.

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Further Afield

Wiston Estate Wine Tours

Wiston Estate’s award-winning wine tour takes guests on a fascinating journey of how the traditional Sussex estate became one of the UK’s most awarded wine producers. Guests visit the winery and learn how to make sparkling wines and the particular challenges it presents the winemaking team. Finish up with a tasting of the wines – and guests are welcome to head out and explore the vineyard!

Relax in rural tranquility

Stay at Cowdray

Nestled against the rolling hills of the South Downs in West Sussex, Cowdray is one of England's finest Estates boasting true rural bliss and tranquillity. All of our accommodation is managed by the Estate and our exacting hospitality team, meaning you can relax and focus on enjoying your countryside retreat.

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The bright sunny living room space of Costers Lodge, part of the Cowdray Collection of luxury holiday cottages.

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