Heritage and gardens

Home to historic houses, castles and gardens, West Sussex is steeped in history and heritage. From world famous castles like Arundel to magnificent gardens and ruined Tudor Mansions like Cowdray to the remains of a Roman home at Bignor Roman Villa. So whether you’re looking for a family day out or a chance to discover something new, West Sussex is the place to be.

Heritage and gardens in West Sussex
Denmans Garden shadowed with sunlight

Denmans Garden

Denmans is a tranquil contemporary garden started by plantsw...
Chichester Cathedral pictured inside gardens

Chichester Cathedral

The magnificent Cathedral has stood at the centre of Chiches...
The pond at West Dean Gardens

West Dean Gardens

Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, West Dean Gardens i...
Two people enjoying a walk in the green countryside in Sussex

Storrington

Enjoy a visit to Storrington: a thriving, picturesque villag...
Woodland waterfall at Woolbedding Gardens

Woolbeding Gardens

Nestled in a quiet corner of West Sussex lies a true horticu...
Wakehurst pond and flowers

Wakehurst

Part of London’s Kew Gardens, Wakehurst near Balcombe is ...
Roman man at Roman Fishbourne Palace

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Explore the largest residential Roman building in Britain an...

Luxury Private Guided Day Tour – Chichester City and Cathedral Tour

Visit the city of Chichester, West Sussex on a luxury, guide...
Arundel weekend trip itinerary

Arundel Castle

No trip to West Sussex is complete without visiting the magn...
Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park is located just outside West Su...
Standen House in the sun

Standen House and Gardens

Discover the arts and crafts movement at the Standen family ...
Arundel Cathedral

Arundel Cathedral

Overlooking the historic market town of Arundel is the magni...
The back and entrance to Edes House

Edes House tours

Join the 'If walls could talk' tour in the wonderful foyer w...
Flower garden at Nymans

Nymans

One of the National Trust’s premier gardens, Nymans has vi...
Group walking through Chichester City Walls

Chichester City Walls

Follow the trail of the most intact Roman Defences in Southe...
Bignor Roman Villa mosaic floor

Bignor Roman Villa

Bignor Roman Villa features the most complete and intricate ...

History and heritage

From rare art to aristocratic splendour, some of our historic places have it all. Take a stroll in the distinguished grounds of Petworth House and Park before exploring the building itself which contains works by Turner and Blake. It’s a great choice for art connoisseurs of all ages.

If you’re looking for something for all the family, the Weald and Downland Living Museum is another good option. It hosts historic craft activities for children, woodland walks and gives an insight into 1,000 years of English rural life. There’s such a range of options, big and small, indoor and outdoor, that you can enjoy a historic visit to West Sussex all year round.

Arundel Castle
Children running in front of Petworth House

Local guides

Get inspiration for your next trip with the help of our local guides. Discover top attractions, fun things to do and exciting new experiences. There is something for everyone in West Sussex.