Castles & Historic Houses

Fit for Kings and Queens alike, step back in time at some of our finest castles. For a medieval experience step into Bodiam Castle, or if you’re looking for a castle steeped in over 1,000 years of history, take a trip to Arundel. If that doesn’t take your pick, explore some stunning historic homes like Bateman’s or Petworth House and imagine what life could’ve been like.

Petworth House & Park

Petworth House & Park, Petworth GU28 9LR
Treasure house of art set amidst a 700 acre deer park designed by ‘Capability’ Brown. State rooms filled with paintings by artists including Van Dyck, Turner, Reynolds and Gainsborough, plus statues and wood carvings. Open daily (closed 24th /25 Dec).
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Chiddingly Church

Chiddingly Church BN8 6HE
Set in a Conservation Area in a rural Wealden village, adjacent to cricket field and close to pub, a Grade I Listed historic parish church noted for its Jefferay Monument and stone spire, with a peaceful and interesting interior. Wealdway and Vanguard Way long-distance countryside trails cross outside. Parking adjacent.…
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1066 battle of Hastings Abbey & Battlefield

Battle Abbey, High Street, Battle, TN33 0AD
We are now open. On this spot in the year 1066, the armies of King Harold and William the Conqueror clashed at the Battle of Hastings. Now you can stand on the very site where this decisive struggle was fought and England’s future decided and explore the abbey ruins.
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St Mary’s House and Gardens

St. Mary's House & Gardens The Street Bramber, Steyning BN44 3WE
Enchanting historic 15th century timber-framed house, with magnificent gardens, and charming cottage-style tea rooms, in the picturesque award-winning downland village of Bramber. St Mary’s is still a lived-in home, with fine panelled rooms, including the unique Elizabethan trompe l’oeil Painted Room.
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The Royal Pavilion

The Royal Pavilion 4-5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton BN1 1EE
Built as King George IV’s pleasure palace when Brighton was the heart of fashionable Regency society, the Royal Pavilion was also used by King William IV and Queen Victoria. Today it has been restored to its original 1823 splendour with Indian architecture contrasted with interiors inspired by China.
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Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral West Street, Chichester PO19 1QB
We have made a number of changes to ensure those who visit us can do safely. Please check the website for details. Located in the heart of the city, Chichester Cathedral is a living church with over 900 years of history. Discover unique architecture, where medieval features sit alongside world…
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