Stately Homes, Castles and Gardens to Visit in West Sussex

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Showing 11 properties in West Sussex

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Arundel Castle - West Sussex
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The seat of The Dukes of Norfolk and set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens, Arundel Castle has been open to visitors seasonally for nearly 200 years. I... read more
Goodwood House - West Sussex
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Goodwood House, home to the Dukes of Richmond for over 300 years, is open to the public for 60 days a year. The Regency State Apartments house some astonishing treasures including celebrated paintings by horse artist George Stubbs and Canaletto's stunning... read more
High Beeches Gardens - West Sussex
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20th century gardens designed by the Loder family following the principles of William Robinson. With naturalistic woodland planting begun in 1906, the 25-acre gardens are full of acid-loving rare plants, with woodland vistas created by ponds and open clea... read more
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A traditional stone E-shaped Elizabethan mansion, built in 1557 with an impressive aspect and towering mullioned and transomed windows in the Great Hall. An excellent collection of portraits of English Tudor and Stuart monarchs and their courts, plus some... read more
West Dean Gardens - West Sussex
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Visit West Dean Gardens and escape to a beautifully rejuvenated historic garden rich in creative and social heritage. Explore a wide range of features on a gentle walk around the extensive grounds, or venture further to the unique arboretum. Features incl... read more
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Magnificent timber-framed monastic inn, founded by Bishop Waynflete of Winchester in 1470 for pilgrims journeying to Canterbury. Fine panelled rooms including the unique 16th century trompe l'oeil 'Painted Room'. The Library contains an important collecti... read more
Borde Hill Garden - West Sussex
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This heritage Garden is renowned for its rare shrubs and champion trees, created from specimens accumulated by the great Victorian plant collectors and tended with passion by four generations of the Stephenson Clarke family. Borde Hill combines outstandin... read more
Cowdray Ruins - West Sussex
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Cowdray is one of Southern England's most important early Tudor courtiers' houses, visited by King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. Partially destroyed by fire in 1793, its ruins are set in the stunning landscaped grounds of Cowdray Park. Accessible agai... read more
Stansted Park - West Sussex
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Stansted Park stands in 1800 acres of extraordinary landscaped parkland and ancient forest within the South Downs National Park. In 1983 the 10th Earl of Bessborough gave Stansted Park, the Arboretum, his family home and its beautiful contents to the publ... read more
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The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum is home to over 50 historic buildings which have been rescued from destruction and rebuilt in a beautiful 45-acre settin... read more
Saint Hill Manor - West Sussex
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Saint Hill Manor, located on the outskirts of East Grinstead, is reputed to be the finest 18th century sandstone building in Sussex. It is also one of the few historical attractions that is open to the public all year round, even during the autumn and win... read more