Posted 22 February 2017 by Lauraine Jones
You may not be able to decide on which of the many South Downs walks to attempt or which National Trust Property to visit but one decision that won't be difficult is choosing your route to your Sussex holiday cottage!
Sussex is bordered to the west by Hampshire, north by Surrey, north-east by Kent and south by the English Channel which affords it numerous transport options. No matter if you are travelling by land, sea, air or bicycle there is a route to into this beautiful county!
If you are visiting from mainland Europe then the Port of Newhaven has daily ferries from Dieppe and with the port just 10 miles from Brighton, you can then travel on to many Sussex and South Downs destinations. Portsmouth International Port too has direct ferries from France, Spain and the Channel Islands and with Chichester, the stunning cathedral city, just 17 miles away, it is perfectly accessible.
Coming by train? There are direct trains to most Sussex towns from London which can link with those from further afield such as Brussels or Paris. With Calais to Folkestone via the Eurotunnel in just 35 minutes and then a short drive to the border of Sussex you can be relaxing in your quintessential Sussex cottage in Rye in less than an hour and easily access the rest of Sussex within the space of a couple of hours drive.
The major international airport, Gatwick, is situated on the Sussex/Surrey border and is second only in size to Heathrow Airport and less than 30 miles from Brighton. With direct trains from Gatwick Airport to many Sussex destinations such as Arundel, Brighton and Chichester you don't even need a car however, why miss the opportunity for a hearty bit of pub fare en route to your holiday at one of the Best Pubs in Sussex?