A garden for all seasons, with rare and unusual plant collections, set around a romantic house and partial ruins.
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.
There are five acres of beautiful gardens, with an exceptional example of the prehistoric Ginkgo Biloba ‘living fossil’ tree, amusing animal topiary, and ‘Secret’ Garden with original Victorian fruit wall and pineapple pits, beautiful rose garden, unusual circular English Poetry Garden, landscape water garden and Rural Museum.
Exciting prairie garden of approx. 8 acres crammed with colour. Planted in the naturalistic style using 50,000 plants and over 800 different varieties. Expect layers of colour, texture and splendour. Unusual plants for sale , teas ,coffee and home baking. Rare breed sheep and pigs. Permanent and exhibited sculpture collection.
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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.
One of Britain’s most perfectly picturesque medieval Castles.
The castle rises majestically from the moat, with spiral stairs, towers, battlements and ruins where knights once roamed – Bodiam Castle is a place where you can let your imagination run free.
Visit the café or tea-room for homemade meals and cakes.
Beautiful family home and garden of Rudyard Kipling, author of the Jungle Book.
Nestled amongst the beautiful countryside of the Sussex Weald, Batemans is a 17th-century house surrounded by gardens, farmland and trees. You’ll find a Grade I listed watermill, a natural play area for den building and the Mulberry tea-room for homemade meals and cakes.
There is so much to explore at Newhaven Fort, including the vast, echoing tunnels built into the chalk cliffs. Stroll along the ramparts and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the South Downs and Sussex Coast. The cliff-top gun emplacements are sure to fire any imagination!
Michelham Priory boasts England’s longest medieval water filled moat and offers a great day out for all the family. The moat encircles a site steeped in history dating back to 1229, from its foundation by Augustinian canons, through the destruction caused by the dissolution of the monasteries in Tudor times and into its later life as a country house.
Anne of Cleves House formed part of Anne’s annulment settlement from Henry VIII in 1540. The House is a wonderful example of a late medieval timber framed building. The earliest parts date from the late 1400’s, and there were further additions up until the 17th century.
This heritage Garden is renowned for its rare shrubs and champion trees, created from specimens accumulated by the great plant collectors and tended with passion by four generations of the Stephenson Clarke family. Borde Hill combines outstanding vistas with tranquil outdoor garden rooms, including the fragrant Rose Garden and scenic Italian Garden.