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Friday, March 30, 2012
Sussex - The County of Bounty
Promenades of Eastbourne
Anyone who has travelled around the south-east of England will
know all about the beautiful countryside that can be found there. From the hop
fields of Kent to the
village greens of Berkshire, the peace and
tranquility of this stunning region is there for all to see. One of the most
pleasant parts of all is the ancient county
These days, the county is split into two administrative
areas, East and West, but this hasn’t changed the unique atmosphere that
pervades the whole area. From the sun-kissed promenades of Eastbourne to the
Roman city of Chichester, there is something for
everyone to see and do in Sussex.
If you’ve never been before, now is the time to see for yourself why the place
is so popular.
The largest towns and cities in Sussex are located both inland and
along the coast, with the latter group proving to be a magnet for tourists in
the summer months. Among the more well-known are Worthing, Bognor Regis, Hastings and, perhaps the most famous of them all, Brighton, a city that offers everything you’d expect from
a traditional English seaside resort.
Fishbourne Roman Palace
Get that peaceful easy feeling
If you prefer to enjoy something a little more slow-paced
and peaceful, why not visit some of the picturesque villages that are found
throughout the county? In the summer months, there are few things more pleasant
than enjoying a cold drink in a character-rich Sussex pub, and if you’re lucky you
might even find a cricket match taking place on the local village green.
The county has a long history dating back to Roman times and
beyond, and there are many historic places of interest to be enjoyed. Fishbourne Roman Palace
is a huge former residence that contains a number of fascinating features and
artifacts. It’s located to the west of Chichester,
close to the main A259 road.
To the east of the city you’ll find Tangmere Military
which is a must-visit for anyone with even a passing interest in aircraft. Once
a major RAF base that was first used in World War One, it’s now home to a
number of fascinating planes, including the Star Meteor, which once broke the
World Air Speed record.
If you plan to visit Sussex in the winter, you should
make sure you’re in Lewes in early November. The town, which lies to the
north-east of Brighton, is home to the largest Bonfire Night celebrations in
which include torch-lit parades and the burning of several effigies. It really
is a spectacular event that should not be missed.
Lewes Bonfire Night
*Written by Guest Writer David Showell, who is a former resident of Sussex,
and makes regular return visits to the county. He currently works for a company
that provides cheap car hire. Knock Airport is one of the locations where
tourists can find the best deals.