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Sports and Social

Hickstead is one of the major sporting venues to be found in Sussex, and whether your sport is equestrian, motor or putting a ball you'll find plenty of days out.

Eastbourne's First Hot Air Balloon Festival

Up and away with the Eastbourne International Hot Air Balloon Festival!

Culture Vultures

From a one day music festival on Hastings Pier to opera at Glyndebourne, with poetry in between we're spoilt for choice when it comes to culture in Sussex this July!

It's Regency Season

It's 'Regency Season' in Brighton this summer and brings work by Constable and Jane Austen to the Royal Pavillion and Museums. 

Sussex, a fab location

Why Sussex? Why Now? Why Not?

Anyone seen Dick Turpin?

Explore the lanes of leafy Surrey - but first read about who used to (and still might) also wander these lanes...

See Chicks For Free!

Check out the new arrivals at Chichester Cathedral.

Arundel Castle's Big Birthday

Arundel Castle is 950 Years old And You're Invited To A Year Long Party!

Mysterious places on the High Weald

We know some magical spots in the High Weald, let us share them with you.

Sussex Cottage Gardens

Gardens galore all across Sussex and no better time to visit them! 

Horsham Fake Festival

Festival fever continues across Sussex with Horsham Fake Festival coming on June 3rd...

Brighton's Brilliant Festivals

Brighton is buzzing in May with the Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe - Here's a look at what's on and what's intriguing us this year...  

Famous faces

Let's take a look at some famous Sussex residents who've been in the news recently...

Let's Get Festive!

May Day brings festivals of all kinds to Sussex - see what's on near where you are...

Welcome Back to Parham

Parham House and Gardens is open to visitors from Easter Sunday - have a look what's on offer over the Easter period.

Have a laugh in Sussex

Come to Sussex and have a laugh - we've comedy galore!

Invest in Rye

If you're thinking of investing in a holiday cottage - take a look at Rye...

Flying Scotsman to visit Sussex!

This week we've got a special passenger announcement, the 'Flying Scotsman' is going to pay it's first visit to the Bluebell Railway next month!

Run for the hills

The Coastal Trail Series is coming to East Sussex this month - A great way to explore the beauty of Sussex whether you're a competitor or not.

Explore The Beauty Of The South Downs

Did you watch the wonderful Peter Owen-Jones South Downs programme? Take a look at this stunning snapshot of a remarkable county. 

Seaside safety

Enjoy the gorgeous beaches of Sussex - but do it safely - read our advice on how to keep safe

Travel Links to Sussex

Travel by land, air or sea - Sussex is so easy to get to!

February Half Term Fun in Sussex

You'll find fun for all the family across Sussex this half term.

Glorious Goodwood is racing into the future....

Glorious Goodwood - a quintessentially English affair to be found in Sussex - find out about it's history and why it will continue.

Out to tea

Nothing more English than stopping for Afternoon Tea - here are our favourite places to partake in Sussex.

Local Heritage - Find a Museum on Your Sussex Holiday

Hunt out the local museum on your next holiday - you'll be amazed at some of the things you'll find there!

Dear Deer...

Deer can be found in the wild and in managed herds across Sussex, take a look at where you might spot them.

January Outdoors!

Get yourself outdoors with the perfect winter weekend break in Sussex.

January Sales!

If you prefer your shopping at destinations other than large out of town retail parks, then have a look at some real shopping alternatives. We take you through what's on offer from Rye to Brighton to Chichester. If you hop over the county border to Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth, you'll find a designer outlet that is quite different!  

Turner at Petworth

January marks the first opportunity to visit historic Petworth House in West Sussex for an exhibition by Turner as well as many of his contemporaries. Titled Turner and the Age of British Watercolour, Petworth is already home to many of his classic landscape paintings and the exhibition will also display works that are normally housed in other galleries as well. Commencing on Saturday 7 January it runs through to early March.