Holidaying in West Sussex
The county has only one city, Chichester (with its famous market cross dating back over 500 years and the Pallant House Gallery which houses one of the most important collections of 20th-century British art outside London), and the other larger towns are Worthing, Crawley, Bognor Regis and Horsham.
There is some quite unique architecture along the coast, such as the UK’s longest bench in Littlehampton, the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum with its Tudor theme at Singleton near Chichester, the historical heritage trail in Worthing or the West Dean Gardens in Chichester the mention but a few. There’s even an annual Food and Folk Festival in Chichester where you can catch up on cookery classes, demonstrations, traditional folk music, dancing and storytelling.
Naturally enough, the seaside plays a big part in the make-up of West Sussex. Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Worthing and Selsey are all well-known beach resorts with miles of sand between them, perfect for that picnic and swim. And for the brave, there are even enigmatic attractions associated with the mysteries and legends of Sussex folklore and legend such as the Devil’s Dyke and Chanctonbury Ring (Iron Age forts) and the ruined Racton Monument, said to be the eeriest place in West Sussex.
So there can be no doubt that there is plenty for the self catering cottage holidaymaker to do in the county.