Castles, Palaces and Cathedrals
Arundel Castle is the home of the Duke of Norfolk and is set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens. There is nearly 1000 years of history to discover at this great castle which is situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex. Arundel Castle has been open to visitors for nearly 200 years and is one of the great treasure houses of England.
Chichester Cathedral is a living, working building which has been at the heart of life in Chichester for nearly 1000 years. This magnificent building is also a major tourist attraction and, throughout the year the cathedral welcomes visitors from all over the world. Further details can be found at the link below:
Fishbourne Roman Palace. You can imagine the luxury that would once have surrounded the proud owner of this lavish Roman residence. This palace was certainly fit for a king. Stroll around the recreated Roman gardens – the earliest gardens found anywhere in the country – and enjoy the largest collection of mosaics in situ in the UK.
Lewes Castle. Climb to the top of this 1000 year old Norman Castle for stunning panoramic views across Sussex. The adjoining Barbican House is home to the fascinating Museum of Sussex Archaeology and a mini cinema which tells the story of Lewes and the castle from prehistoric to medieval times.
The Royal Pavilion, Brighton is an extraordinary and extravagant pleasure palace built for the Prince Regent, later King George IV, in stages between 1787 and 1823, the Pavilion is remarkable for its exotic oriental appearance both inside and out. This magnificent royal pleasure palace was revered by fashionable Regency society and is still a distinctive landmark for vibrant Brighton & Hove today. The Royal Pavilion is also home to some of the finest collections and examples of the chinoiserie style in Britain.
Winchester Cathedral. For over a thousand years people have come to worship and seek inspiration in this magnificent Cathedral. The Cathedral is open 365 days a year and welcomes 300,000 visitors annually including pilgrims, tourists, families and school groups. There is so much to see in the Cathedral and the best way to discover all it’s fascinating history, characters and events is to take a tour with one of the trained Cathedral Guides.