You will pass many historic sights on walks in Sussex. Here’s a selection:

Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle – large medieval castle standing high over Arundel

Alfriston Clergy House – medieval thatched Wealden hall-house and picturesque garden, the National Trust’s first acquisition.

Alfriston Clergy House

Alfriston Clergy House

Bateman’s – Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling, surrounded by the rolling wooded landscape of the Sussex Weald.

Battle Abbey – partially ruined abbey in Battle, built on the scene of the Battle of Hastings (or is it?!)

Bignor Roman Villa – ruins of a Roman Villa with wonderfully preserved mosaic flooring, not far from the route of Roman Stane Street and Bignor Hill, set amongst fine downland.

Bignor Roman Villa

Bodiam Castle – 14th-century moated castle near Robertsbridge, often considered the most perfect moated castle

Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle

Bramber Castle – remains of a Norman castle on the banks of the River Adur, good picnic spot!

Chichester Cathedral – 900 year old Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral

Cissbury Ring – the largest hill fort in Sussex, dating back over 5,000 years

Cowdray House – the romantic ruins of one of England’s great Tudor houses, Midhurst

Firle Place – House and estate in fine downland village

Firle Place

Fir;e Place

Goodwood – house, estate and racing

Hastings Castle – the first Norman castle in England

Herstmonceux Castle – brick-built moated Tudor castle

Herstmonceux Castle

Herstmonceux Castle

Lewes Castle – Norman Castle with impressive barbican gate

Michelham Priory House & Gardens – England’s longest medieval water filled moat surrounds the site which dates back to 1229

Michelham Priory House

Michelham Priory House

Parham House and Gardens –  Elizabethan house in Cootham, between Storrington and Pulborough

Petworth House – late 17th-century mansion & deer park, landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown

Petworth House

Pevensey Castle – medieval castle and former Roman Saxon Shore fort

St Mary’s House – historic 15th century timber-framed house, & gardens, in picturesque Bramber

Uppark – 18th century house and garden

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum –  40 historic buildings from south-east England, rescued from destruction, dismantled and reconstructed

weald and downland museum

See more historic sites amongst Sussex’s fine gardens

Sussex Gardens