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National Trust

West Sussex is home to some of the National Trust’s most fantastic gardens and properties. From stately homes and castles, to nature reserves, beaches and botanical gardens, there is something magical for people of all ages to explore. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the heady-scented boughs of wisteria at Nymans, or you’re interested in viewing one of the finest art collections at Petworth House, West Sussex has an abundance of National Trust treasures ready for you to visit.

Nature and wildlife in West Sussex

Places to explore

Blue skies in the countryside

Chanctonbury and Cissbury Rings

Standing 783 feet above sea level, the rings offer glorious ...
Petworth House on a cloudy day

Petworth House and Park

On the edge of the market town, Petworth House and Park is t...
Standen House in the sun

Standen House and Gardens

Discover the arts and crafts movement at the Standen family ...
Woodland waterfall at Woolbedding Gardens

Woolbeding Gardens

Nestled in a quiet corner of West Sussex lies a true horticu...
Flower garden at Nymans

Nymans

One of the National Trust’s premier gardens, Nymans has vi...
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 ...
Wakehurst pond and flowers

Wakehurst

Part of London’s Kew Gardens, Wakehurst near Balcombe is ...
Paragliding down Devils Dyke

Devil’s Dyke

Immerse yourself in one of the longest, deepest and widest ...

Explore

If you’re heading out with the family, be sure to visit Wakehurst Gardens for family fun, trails to explore and a whole host of events to enjoy. Nestled in the South Downs National Park, you’ll also find Woolbeding Countryside where you can spot diverse wildlife; from soaring birds of prey to tiny beetles.

With the National Trust you can discover the incredible diversity of countryside sites as well as historic homes inspired by the Baroque places of Europe and medieval manors built in 1839.

Children running in front of Petworth House
Dog walks in West Sussex