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Sussex boasts picturesque countryside settings, beautiful beaches and a county rich in history which is why it’s no surprise that it is a popular location choice for homebuyers. With so much to offer, Millwood Designer Homes choose their top things to do in Sussex.

Bluebell Railway – One of the largest tourist attractions in Sussex, the volunteer-run Bluebell Line is the UK’s first preserved standard gauge passenger railway, which re-opened in 1960. The railway has scheduled steam train journeys almost every week with select services offering afternoon tea or silver service dining, as well as special seasonal events throughout the year – a great day out for all the family!

Arundel Castle and Gardens – Constructed in 1068, the restored and re-modelled medieval castle in West Sussex, Arundel Castle, boasts gorgeous grounds and sights. With nearly 1,000 years of history, the castle includes large gardens that feature an elegant rose garden, popular with couples wanting a romantic walk.

1066 Battle Abbey and Battlefield – This exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to walk where the armies of King Harold and William the Conqueror clashed at the Battle of Hastings. A fantastic tribute to the Battle of Hastings in 1066, this award-winning exhibition offers the chance to explore abbey ruins, follow a sculpture trail and indulge in rich history.

The Lanes at West Street, Brighton – Located in the city’s historic quarter, The Lanes in Brighton are ripe for exploration and feature an array of quirky independent and boutique shops, full of bespoke products and hidden wonders. Winding through the maze of twisting alleyways, it’s a great place to find small independent coffee and lunch spots.

Chichester Cathedral – Founded in 1075, the Chichester Cathedral is popular with visitors thanks to its stunning architecture and heritage. The Cathedral has stood for over 900-years and now features modern contemporary artworks, a key attraction open daily and a magnificent place to visit.

Brighton Palace Pier – Opened in May 1899, Brighton Palace Pier now provides visitors with a range of rides and attractions, dining opportunities and events. From a traditional British fish and chip restaurant to arcades and fairground attractions for thrill seekers, Brighton Palace Pier offers an entertaining day out for all.

Fishers Adventure Farm Park – In the heart of the West Sussex countryside, Fishers Adventure Farm Park provides an exciting day out for all the family. The award-winning farm park offers indoor and outdoor play areas, rides and animal experiences as well as splash area and water zone for little ones.

Gravetye Manor, East Grinstead – Complete with an outstanding Michelin Star restaurant, Gravetye Manor is the epitome of sophistication. Set in over 1,000 acres of picturesque countryside, this historic hotel with ample gardens to explore offers visitors an outstanding dining experience in an idyllic location.

For those interested in relocating to Sussex, Millwood have a variety of upcoming developments suitable for a range of buyers in Crowborough and Heathfield, East Sussex and Storrington, West Sussex.