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
The pond at West Dean Gardens

West Dean Gardens

Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, West Dean Gardens i...
Chichester Cathedral pictured inside gardens

Chichester Cathedral

The magnificent Cathedral has stood at the centre of Chiches...
Close up image of wild flowers with the sun shining through them

Sussex Prairie Gardens

Located near Henfield, the Sussex Prairie Gardens are set i...
Vintage cars down race track at Goodwood Estate

Goodwood Estate

The home of the Duke and Duchess of Richmond and Gordon, the...
The back and entrance to Edes House

Edes House tours

Join the 'If walls could talk' tour in the wonderful foyer w...
A steam train down Bluebell Railway

Bluebell Railway

One of the oldest surviving steam trains still trundles thro...
Goodwood House on a cloudy day

Goodwood House

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

Luxury Private Guided Day Tour – Chichester City and Cathedral Tour

Visit the city of Chichester, West Sussex on a luxury, guide...
Roman man at Roman Fishbourne Palace

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Explore the largest residential Roman building in Britain an...
Amberley Museum bus

Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre

If you want to discover more about the industrial heritage o...
Group walking through Chichester City Walls

Chichester City Walls

Follow the trail of the most intact Roman Defences in Southe...
South front of the house from the meadow with white flowers at Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex.

Uppark House and Garden

Uniquely placed in a stunning hilltop location on the South ...
Agapanthus at Borde Hill gardens

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill is a beautiful Grade II* English Heritage listed ...
Wakehurst pond and flowers

Wakehurst

Part of London’s Kew Gardens, Wakehurst near Balcombe is ...
West Sussex heritage and history tours

All-Inclusive History tours

Walk back in time with All-inclusive history tours offering ...
Two people enjoying a walk in the green countryside in Sussex

Storrington

Enjoy a visit to Storrington: a thriving, picturesque villag...

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.