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Explore the rich Sussex heritage with these engaging attractions.

Battle Abbey, Hastings

The Battle of Hastings is one England's most famous battles. It was fought here in 1066 between the Norman-French army of William, the Duke of Normandy, and an English ar ...

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Pevensey Castle

Stretching back over 16 centuries, Pevensey Castle tells the story of Britain’s historic fortresses on the South Coast of England. It is here that William the Conqueror ...

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Lancing College Chapel

Lancing College is an independent school near Shoreham. The school was founded in 1884 and building on their chapel began in 1868. The chapel is open to the public and ...

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Amberley Castle Hotel

Located in the picturesque village of Amberley in the beautiful West Sussex countryside, Amberley Castle is a unique luxury hotel steeped in over 900 years of history. Wi ...

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Cowdray Ruins, Midhurst

Cowdray Castle stands proud on the North bank of the pretty River Rother on the vast Cowdray Estate. It is not actually a Castle, it is the impressive remains of one of E ...

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Redoubt Fortress, Eastbourne

The Redoubt Fortress in Eastbourne was built in 1805 to defend against Napoleon’s forces and still stands as a unique monument of that era. The outside of the museum is ...

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Michelham Priory

England’s longest water-filled moat dating back to 1229 surrounds historic Michelham Priory. The moat is fed by the River Cuckmere. Founded by Augustinian canons eight ...

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Pevensey Castle, Bexhill

Pevensey Castle, on the coast between Eastbourne and Bexhill, was known as Anderita to the Romans. It was built with massive walls and 10 great bastions to resist attacks ...

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Arundel Castle

In Norman times, Roger de Montgomery, first Earl of Sussex, built Arundel Castle on a bend of the River Arun to guard a strategic gap through the South Downs. The castle ...

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Lewes Castle

Lewes Castle dominates the town’s skyline. Panoramic views over the rooftops and out to the Downs and coast beyond make a climb to the top a must for any able-bodied vi ...

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