Sussex Regional Centre
In 1974, the Lord-Lieutenant of Sussex was replaced with one each for East and West Sussex, which became separate ceremonial counties. Sussex continues to be recognised as a geographical territory and cultural region.
Visit East Sussex for green hills and weald-land that look like landscape paintings, towns blitzed by bloody Norman battles and super-cool seaside resorts. There is lots to do and many exciting places visit in East Sussex. Follow the in-crowd to funky Brighton for days splashing off pebble beaches and browsing lanes of alternative boutiques. It’s more chilled in family-focused Eastbourne with serene boating lakes, Victorian gardens and wow-factor white cliffs. Don your imaginary armour for days tracing 1066 dramas to abbeys and battlefields in Battle and Hastings. Seagull’s eye views across the Channel are best from Beachy Head – a dizzying 531ft (160m) above sea level
Visit West Sussex It’s easy to unwind amidst West Sussex’s fairy tale castles, glorious stately homes and rolling downs. Meet William the Conqueror and Dukes of Norfolk on castle ramparts or mingle with the motoring and racing crowd at country house estates. If you are looking for things to do in West Sussex, think champagne, strawberries and extreme millinery. Get active on the South Downs bridleways and walking trails that cut through scenic river valleys and ancient woodlands. Cyclists get right of way and lungs fill with fresh English-Channel air on bike paths between quintessentially English coastal towns like Worthing and Shoreham.