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).
Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden in Sussex. Managed by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
With over 500 acres to discover, Wakehurst is home to a dramatic and diverse landscape ranging from managed ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands, an Elizabethan Mansion and a private nature reserve.
Don’t miss Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, where you can visit the largest wild seed conservation project in the world where you can see Kew scientists at work and learn about the essential conservation work of plants and fungi. There’s plenty to do for all the family, whether it’s learning about the impressive botanic collection, relaxing with a coffee, exploring the Loder Valley nature reserve, or letting children run wild in natural play spaces such as Tree Trunk Trek.
There’s always something to see and do in and around the ever-changing landscape to make each visit stimulating, whatever the season.
Regular events throughout the year. Children 16 and under free of charge.
A tranquil 1.5 acre Plant filled garden designed and planted by the late
Carolyn McCutchan, surrounded by farmland. This colourful garden has
distinct areas of interest, plus a 6 acre wildflower meadow
OPEN every Wednesday 23 Feb to 26 Oct 10.00am – 4.00pm Tel 01323 485151
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. WiFi
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.
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!
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.
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.
A hidden gem in the Weald of Sussex which has been sensitively planted with many rare trees and shrubs to create an enchanting, tranquil woodland and water garden. In Spring bluebells carpet the many glades surrounded by the glorious colour and scent of azaleas.