Posted 3 April 2013 by Andrew Gardner
The Easter holiday weather hasn't been quite what we'd hoped so far, but luckily Sussex has so much to see and do both indoors and out that it shouldn't have too much effect on your holiday. If it's going to be cold and threaten to snow, then I can't think of many better ways to spend time off than visiting some of our brilliant local attractions, having a hot meal of local produce in a lovely village pub beside a roaring log fire, or just curling up in one of our cosy cottages with a good book or a family board game. Many of our holiday homes and apartments have fabulous views across the downs or the sea, so if it's cold outside you can still admire the scenery from within.
That led me to think about recommending some of my favourite Sussex views, but it's incredibly hard to pick out just a few. Birling Gap must be one of the best, at the end of the glorious Seven Sisters in East Sussex. And I should think there were quite a few onlookers the other day when the two-man crew of a fishing boat found a World War II bomb off Beachy Head - the poor guys were told to anchor offshore and keep the device wet until a bomb disposal crew arrived. There must be quite a bit of unexploded ordnance in that area, since a 20-foot-long bomb was found by a fisherman there a couple of years ago.
I adore walking along the South Downs ridge where you get a panorama that juxtaposes sea and the coastal developments to the south and, to the north, countryside dotted with villages as far as the eye can see - which on a clear day is right to the North Downs. And it's lambing time, so a simple field of sheep can become completely captivating. There's also a superb stretch of railway, heading south towards Chichester, when the track runs across flat plain with the majestic sight of Arundel Castle rising up on one side and the sudden sweep of the downs ridge on the other. Truly awesome, and it proves you don't always need a car to see the best sights. Just book into one of our perfectly positioned holiday havens and all this will be at your fingertips.