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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'Into the Woods' themed tours
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Sat 31 Jan 2015

Into the Woods themed guided tours visiting areas of Dover Castle where filming took place for the hit Disney film.

Great Tower Sleepover
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Sat 07 Feb 2015

Live and dine like royalty for the night in King Henry II's Great Tower. Enjoy private tours of the castle, before bedding down for the night. Welcome drinks, two-course dinner and cooked breakfast included. Adults only.

Secrets and Spies
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Sat 14 - Sun 22 Feb 2015

Sharpen your detective skills with hands-on spy training at Dover Castle!

Victorian Fun and Games
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight
Date: Sat 14 - Sun 22 Feb 2015

Experience a range of fun games and pastimes played by children in Victorian England. Learn how the royal children would have lived and played at Osborne.

Knights & Princesses
Venue: 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, East Sussex
Date: Sat 14 Feb - Sun 22 Feb 2015

Join our academy with hands on medieval fun and transform yourself into a courtly Lord or Lady with tips on everything from curtsies to combat.

A Victorian Valentine
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight
Date: Sat 14 Feb

The love story of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert is one of histories most famous. Join us this Valentine's Day in their beloved home Osborne House where our expert will take you on an exclusive guided tour of the house.

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