West Sussex is a county in the south of England, Chichester is the county town and only city in West Sussex, with the largest towns being Crawley, Worthing and Horsham.
The oldest hominin remains known in Britain were found at Eartham Pit, Boxgrove. Sussex has been occupied since those times and has succumbed to various invasions and migrations throughout its long history.
West Sussex is officially the sunniest county in the United Kingdom according to Met Office records over 29 years with an average 1902 hours per year. This compares with 1710 hours per year for Devon which is in second place.
Things to do
Arundel Castle gives a fantastic welcome to approaching visitors, standing majestically above the roof tops of the town below. Undoubtedly the most famous attraction in the medieval town, open year round, visitors can discover the priceless art, tapestries and furniture on show in the stunning rooms.
The High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a medieval landscape. Its key features - rolling hills, scattered farmsteads, small woodlands, irregular-shaped fields, open heaths and ancient routeways - were created by the end of the 14th century.
Brimming with arts and culture and steeped in two thousand years of history, the cathedral city of Chichester is intimate, traditional and cultural. Chichester is made for exploring. There's history on every corner, from the Roman Walls and the Tudor Market Cross to the Georgian terraces and the 12th century cathedral.