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South Downs Way

Experience some of our finest countryside between Winchester, the first capital of England, and the white chalk cliffs at Eastbourne. If you're looking for attractive wildlife, visible prehistory, fine pubs and pretty villages, or if you just fancy a challenge, the South Downs Way awaits you

The South Downs National Park - West Sussex

South Downs Park

Uniquely combining a biodiverse landscape with bustling towns and villages, the South Downs National Park covers an area of over 1,600 km2 and is home to more than 110,400 people.
Recognised as an area of outstanding beauty, the South Downs is also home to a multitude of vibrant working communities steeped in history and traditional English culture, from the ancient cathedral city of Winchester in the west to the bustling market town of Lewes in the east.
Whatever you are looking to do, for residents and visitors alike, the South Downs National Park offers a multitude of things to see and enjoy.

The South Downs National Park - West Sussex

Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle is one of the longest inhabited country houses in England. Many of the original features such as the crenellated Norman keep, gatehouse and barbican and the lower part of Bevis Tower survive. Between the 1870s and 1890s the house was almost completely rebuilt and the magnificent architecture in Gothic style is considered to be one of the great works of Victorian England.
Enjoy the grandeur of the finely preserved interior with its fascinating furniture, tapestries and rare collection of paintings by renowned artists including Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Canaletto.

The South Downs National Park - West Sussex

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Traditional buildings in a rural landscape that tell the story of the men, women and children who lived and worked in them over a 600-year period.
You can explore the 50-acre site and visit some of the 50 exhibit buildings.  Many of the exhibit houses are furnished to recreate historic domestic interiors

The South Downs National Park - West Sussex

Historic Cowdray
Cowdray is a Historic Tudor House in Midhurst, West Sussex.
Cowdray is one of England's most important early Tudor houses. This visitor attraction, visited by Queen Elizabeth I and King Henry VIII, was partially destroyed by fire in 1793.
Its magnificent ruins are set in the stunning landscape of Cowdray Park, in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Cowdray will be open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 24th May to 7th September, with the exception of Sunday 20th July (the Final of the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup), 12pm to 4pm with last admissions at 3pm.
The South Downs National Park - West Sussex

Goodwood House
The Goodwood Estate is in the heart of West Sussex and is home to the world famous Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival and Glorious Goodwood. Goodwood House combines the glamour of a great English country house with the warmth of a family home. The Earl and Countess of March live in this elegant Sussex house that provides a dramatic setting for one of the most significant private art collections in the country. Restored to their original Regency splendour, the State Apartments reflect exoticism and opulence. A wonderful pair of views of 18th century London by Canaletto grace the walls, together with sporting scenes by George Stubbs and a bevy of ancestral portraits with stories to suit. A warm welcome is offered as you discover a historic world of beauty and elegance.
The South Downs National Park - West Sussex

Petworth House and Park
Magnificent country house and park with an internationally important art collection. The vast late 17th-century mansion is set in a beautiful 283-hectare (700-acre) deer park, landscaped by 'Capability' Brown and immortalised in Turner's paintings. Inside, the house contains the National Trust's finest collection of pictures, with numerous works by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake, ancient and Neo-classical sculpture, fine furniture and carvings by Grinling Gibbons.
The servants' quarters contain fascinating kitchens (including a copper batterie de cuisine of more than 1,000 pieces) and other service rooms

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