Sundays Are For: Exploring The Lanes, Brighton
Sundays Are For: Exploring The Lanes, Brighton

When I first qualified as a barrister I secured what was called a pupillage in a set of chambers that was opposite the Brighton Dome. Early every morning, I would drive into Brighton over the South Downs in my old 2CV and park in an open-air car park just north of North Laine (often called …

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10 Great Reasons to Visit Petworth, West Sussex
10 Great Reasons to Visit Petworth, West Sussex

The historic market town of Petworth dates back to at least the Domesday Book. With cobbled and narrow streets lined with beautiful architecture, Petworth is overlooked by the imposing figure of Petworth House and the magnificent and ever regal South Downs. Not far from Chichester and Midhurst, it makes a great stop-off point or a …

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6 Stunning Sussex Walks
6 Stunning Sussex Walks

To me, nothing says Christmas more than a chance to get out and walk with family and friends, either on Boxing Day to wear off some of the season’s overindulgence or just during that no man’s land week between Christmas and New Year. You may have noticed that in last year, we’ve been out and …

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Botanical Gardens at Wakehurst, West Sussex
Botanical Gardens at Wakehurst, West Sussex

The gardens and grounds at Wakehurst near Ardingly are somewhere you can visit time and time again, enjoying the ever-changing colours and landscape. Wakehurst has been owned by the National Trust since 1963 but has been managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew since 1965. Or in other words, we’re lucky enough to have a …

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The Curse of Cowdray Ruins, Midhurst, West Sussex
The Curse of Cowdray Ruins, Midhurst, West Sussex

In the grounds of Cowdray Park at Midhurst, are the imposing and magnificent Tudor ruins of a grand house once visited by Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. The ruins are Grade I listed. In the 1520s, Sir David Owen (uncle to Henry VII) began construction of a great house, although there had been a …

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