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?

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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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A Royal Children's Easter
Venue: Osborne, Isle of Wight
Date: Mon 7 - Easter Monday Mon 21 Apr 2014

Follow in the footsteps of Royal children this Easter in the beautiful grounds of Osborne. Follow the trail amid the daffodils and claim your chocolate prize. Discover an exciting world at the Swiss Cottage and get creative with traditional egg painting.

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, East Sussex
Date: Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014

Adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Battle Abbey. Rise to the challenge and you’ll reap a chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

Children's Festival
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Good Friday Fri 18 - Easter Monday Mon 21 Apr 2014

Join Peterkin the Jester on a journey back in time, where Roman gladiators seek new recruits and medieval knights and princesses roam. Meet Victorian toymakers, tackle the WWII assault course, and then get hands on with knights training.

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: Home of Charles Darwin (Down House), Kent
Date: Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014

Young adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Down House. Rise to the challenge and you’ll win a yummy chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

Easter Adventure Quest
Venue: Walmer Castle and Gardens, Kent
Date: Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014

Adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Walmer Castle. Rise to the challenge and you’ll reap a chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

George and the Dragon
Venue: Dover Castle, Kent
Date: Sat 26 & Sun 27 Apr 2014

Relive the story of George and the Dragon at Dover Castle. Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of a medieval village, witness the skill at arms horse show, and watch St George bravely battle with the dastardly dragon.

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