Days Out in West Sussex

Battle Abbey

From Norman castles to peaceful priories, there are great days out for everyone in and around the Sussex area. Discover more about the most famous date in English history at 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, or why not take a trip to the coast and visit the fascinating remains of Pevensey Castle?

We have now switched to our winter opening hours, meaning that while many properties are open at weekends and are running events for all, there may be restricted access during the week. Please check opening times before travelling.

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Places to visit around West Sussex

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Things to do in and around West Sussex:

  • Explore the 20 towers of Portchester Castle - perfect setting for a relaxed historic day out!
  • Pevensey Castle: Find out about the story of this coastal defence fortress.
  • Take a trip to the inspiring Down House, where you can take an interactive multimedia tour narrated by David Attenborough.

Places to visit : West Sussex

Camber Castle
Camber Castle

East Sussex

Enjoy a family guided tour around this historic castle built by Henry VIII. Camber Castle lies between Rye and Winchelsea. The ruin of an unaltered artillery fort designed to guard the port of Rye.

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Pevensey Castle
Pevensey Castle

East Sussex

With a history stretching back over 16 centuries, Pevensey Castle chronicles more graphically than any other fortress the story of Britain's south coast defences.

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Boxgrove Priory
Boxgrove Priory

The guest house and other remains of a Benedictine priory: much of the fine 12th to 14th- century monastic church survives as the parish church.

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Bramber Castle
Bramber Castle

The remains of a Norman castle on the banks of the River Adur, founded by William de Braose c. 1075. The earthworks are dominated by a towering wall of the keep-gatehouse.

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1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield
1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

East Sussex

For a memorable family day out in Sussex visit Battle Abbey, the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings. It is an enjoyable way to discover more about the most famous date in English history.

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Events : West Sussex

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The Art of Stained Glass - Beginners Workshop
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Wed 4 Mar

Join Stained Glass artist Maggie Meadows and try your hand at making your own piece of stained glass.

Sky at Night - Star Gazing
Venue: Home of Charles Darwin (Down House), Kent
Date: Fri 06 Mar 2015

Join us in Darwin's garden as the nights grow darker and the stars grow brighter!

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, East Sussex
Date: Fri 03 - Mon 06 Apr 2015

It's time to get clue-cracking. Find characters from the past to help you solve the challenge and seek out your chocolate reward.

Children's Festival
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Fri 03 - Mon 06 Apr 2015

Travel on a journey back in time with Peterkin the Jester, where Roman gladiators seek new recruits and medieval knights and princesses roam.

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: Home of Charles Darwin (Down House), Kent
Date: Fri 3 - Mon 6 Apr 2015

It's time to get clue-cracking and seek out your chocolate reward.

Osborne Easter Fun
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight
Date: Fri 03 - Mon 06 Apr 2015

Play your part in our fun mini-dramas and have fun with traditional giant games. Follow in the footsteps of the royal children and have fun this Easter in the beautiful grounds of Osborne.

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