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.
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.
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.
We are so lucky to have such an abundance of historic properties and acres of beautiful parks, woodlands, gardens and countryside under the National Trust in West Sussex.
Antique hunting in Petworth, survival at Cowdray.
If you fancy yourself as a bit of an antiques expert, Petworth is the perfect stop-off. Surrounded by the stunning Petworth Park and Cowdray Estate, lovers of nature, culture, food and art will be in heaven.