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
Young adults sitting in park in Chichester

Bishop’s Palace Gardens

14 acres of tranquil gardens protected by a moat, Bishop’s...
Stansted House red brick building

Stansted Park

Stansted is a Grade II Listed Edwardian country house set on...
Agapanthus at Borde Hill gardens

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill is a beautiful Grade II* English Heritage listed ...
Pathway leading up to the white 'Jill' windmill, one of two windmills in Sussex making up the Jack and Jill Windmills

Jack and Jill Windmills

The Jack and Jill Windmills stand on the South Downs above t...
The back and entrance to Edes House

Edes House tours

Join the 'If walls could talk' tour in the wonderful foyer w...

Luxury Private Guided Day Tour – Chichester City and Cathedral Tour

Visit the city of Chichester, West Sussex on a luxury, guide...
Arundel Cathedral

Arundel Cathedral

Overlooking the historic market town of Arundel is the magni...
Wakehurst pond and flowers

Wakehurst

Part of London’s Kew Gardens, Wakehurst near Balcombe is ...
Arundel Castle pictutred behind the River Arun

Arundel

Arundel captures the essence of heritage, urban chic and cou...
Inside a World War II cockpit at Wings Aviation Museum

Wings Aviation Museum

Haywards Heath's very own Wings Aviation Museum is a fascina...
Vintage cars down race track at Goodwood Estate

Goodwood Estate

The home of the Duke and Duchess of Richmond and Gordon, the...
Chichester flowers and high street, West Sussex

Chichester

Blending old and new, Chichester offers an enticing mix of d...
Flower garden at Nymans

Nymans

One of the National Trust’s premier gardens, Nymans has vi...
Woodland waterfall at Woolbedding Gardens

Woolbeding Gardens

Nestled in a quiet corner of West Sussex lies a true horticu...
Roman man at Roman Fishbourne Palace

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Explore the largest residential Roman building in Britain an...
Goodwood House on a cloudy day

Goodwood House

Set in the stunning 12,000 acre Goodwood Estate, Goodwood Ho...

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.