You will pass many historic sights on walks in Sussex. Here’s a selection:
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.
Bateman’s – Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling, surrounded by the rolling wooded landscape of the Sussex Weald.
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.
Bodiam Castle – 14th-century moated castle near Robertsbridge, often considered the most perfect moated castle
Bramber Castle – remains of a Norman castle on the banks of the River Adur, good picnic spot!
Chichester Cathedral – 900 year old 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
Goodwood – house, estate and racing
Hastings Castle – the first Norman castle in England
Herstmonceux Castle – brick-built moated Tudor 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
Parham House and Gardens – Elizabethan house in Cootham, between Storrington and Pulborough
Petworth House – late 17th-century mansion & deer park, landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown
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
See more historic sites amongst Sussex’s fine gardens