Posted: 14 Apr 2017
Category: Area Guide
Read on for our round-up of the best tourist attractions in West Sussex
Situated on the beautiful West Sussex coastline, the village of Ferring is conveniently located close to some of Southern England’s best attractions.
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Home to the Duke of Norfolk, Arundel Castle is one of the longest inhabited country houses in the country. With commanding views over the South Downs and the nearby River Arun, the castle and accompanying gardens are open from April until the end of October each year. A wonderful family attraction on a beautiful summers day.
Address: Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AB
Telephone: 01903 882173
Arundel Wetland Centre
Overlooked by Arundel castle, Arundel wetlands centre features a variety of lakes and ponds where families can enjoy a boat safari, a reed bed boardwalk or even take part in pond dipping. There are also lots of child friendly activities throughout the school holidays.
Address: Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PB
Telephone: 01903 883355
Chichester Cathedral, located within the walls of the historic city, is one of the standout archetypal English Cathedrals in the country. The cathedral’s spire is viewable for miles around and the interior features historic and modern pieces of art. Entry is free and guided tours take place Monday to Saturday at 11.15am and 2.30pm.
Address: West Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1PX
Telephone: 01243 782595
Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester Festival Theatre is a renowned centre for high quality productions and its work with the local community. While productions do run throughout the winter, Chichester Festival Theatre is most well-known for its annual summer Festival season which runs between April and October. With a wide range of productions for a variety of tastes, it’s worth checking out what’s on.
Address: Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6AP
Telephone: 01243 781312
Worthing Pier, just a stone’s throw from Ferring, provides entertainment for all the family. Built in 1862, the pier features an amusement arcade and several notable artworks. The art deco Southern Pavilion has also become home to live music and events from internationally renowned artists.
Address: Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3PX
Telephone: 01903 366017
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
Situated in a corner of RAF Tangmere airfield, a 30 minute drive from Ferring, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is dedicated to preserving and educating future generations in military aviation. The Museum has a wide range of historic aircraft and memorabilia and visitors can experience “flying” on 3 different simulators.
Address: Tangmere, Nr Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 2ES
Telephone: 01243 790 090
South Downs National Park
Ferring is located just a short distance from the South Downs National park, recognised as an area of outstanding national beauty. Within the National Park, there are hundreds of highlights along the 100 mile South Downs Way and many beautiful villages, country pubs and stunning landscapes.
Located within the South Downs National park, Uppark is a glorious 17th Century House and Gardens with stunning views over the local countryside. Now in the hands of the National Trust, the property is a great place for a family picnic in the grounds.
Address: South Harting, Petersfield GU31 5QR
Telephone: 01730 825415
Just along the road from Ferring in Littlehampton, Harbour Park is a family friendly amusement park. Among the many rides and activities, Harbour Park features a log flume, trampolines and dodgems. The park is open year-round, but outdoor rides close in the winter.
Address: Windmill Rd, Littlehampton BN17 5LH
Telephone: 01903 721200
“Glorious” Goodwood is widely considered the most beautiful racecourse in the country, if not the world. The pinnacle of horse racing each year is Festival week, held at the start of August. The Goodwood estate is also synonymous with motor racing and each year The Goodwood Festival of Speed, held in June/July, celebrates the best in motor racing, both old and new.
Address: Kennel Hill, Chichester, PO18 0PS
Telephone: 01243 755022
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