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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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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Haunted Castle
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014

Feeling brave enough to take on Kent’s most haunted castle? Be prepared to be scared on our spooky Halloween adventure for families and kids.

Spooky Abbey
Venue: 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, East Sussex
Date: Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014

Tiptoe through the Abbey on a spooky ghost tour family adventure to uncover the sinister secrets of the haunting ruins. See if you can scare us enough to win a prize by coming in the best kid’s Halloween costume.

Spooky Castle
Venue: Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight
Date: Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014

Let your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween with creepy crafts, spooky activities and ghost hunting galore!

Halloween Pumpkin Carving
Venue: Home of Charles Darwin (Down House), Kent
Date: Mon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014

Grab your cloaks and pick out your pumpkin as your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween.

Halloween Ghost Tour
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Fri 31 Oct 2014

Join us for a special Halloween evening ghost tour through Dover Castle. You will hear the strange but true experiences of those who work here and discover the myths and legends surrounding this atmospheric ancient site.

Secret Wartime Tunnels Ghost Tour
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Sat 01 Nov 2014

Join us for an unnerving evening guided tour through Dover Castle's Secret Wartime Tunnels.  

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