An area steeped in history, the pretty county of Sussex is a wonderful retreat for those looking for an appealing mix of old world charm meets the hustle and bustle of modern life. Famed for hosting the iconic Battle of Hastings 1066, as well as Hastings Castle ruins, there are a vast number of historical castles and buildings still standing, longing to be explored.
In contrast, Brighton and Hove presents a unique and eclectic appeal you’ll struggle to find anywhere else in the UK. A wonderful mix of family fun, the obscure and the offbeat, all wrapped up in a celebratory feel, it’s a very special place to visit. Relax with an ice cream and recline on an infamous Brighton beach deckchair for the afternoon or take a visit to Brighton Pavilion to witness the bawdy beauty of Prince Regent’s breathtaking Indo-Saracenic palace – Brighton personified.
The South Downs National Park is another gem in Sussex’s crown. A unique landscape, it encompasses striking chalky cliffs, ancient burial mounds, forested areas and even the mysterious Long Man of Wilmington, a chalk figure hewn into a hillside.
Nestled between the North and South Downs is the Sussex Weald where pretty villages, leafy forests, wildlife-rich wetlands and a rich heritage offer plenty for the discerning visitor to explore.
Groups will enjoy the range of activities and outings on offer, with something for everyone, young and old. Browse our collection of large holiday cottages in Sussex to find your perfect base.