West Sussex

West Sussex in in southern England. Here you can enjoy sunny summer days at the seaside with its piers and beaches and family activities and watersports. Or else, visit the countryside of the Sussex Weald or the South Downs. Use the network of cycling or walking paths or take a relaxing drive to explore the villages, forests, windmills, and stately homes and castles. 

Places to visit


Arundel Castle and Cathedral, Fishbourne Roman Palace, South Downs National Park, Chicester Cathedral, Harbour Park, Weald and Downland Living Museum.


Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Lord Tennyson

H G Wells

John Galsworthy

Neil Gaiman

Kate Mosse

Peter Lovesey

Rosemary Sutcliffe

Map  by Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons. Not affiliated with The Travelling Reader.