stately homes gardens etc in Sussex
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Stately Homes & Gardens in Sussex

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Heritage sites also including country houses in Sussex...

Sussex Stately Homes, Country Houses & Gardens

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Staplefield Road, Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6EB
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Bought as a family home in the late 1890's Nymans is a garden lover's home.

With far reaching views across the High Weald, Nymans is a peaceful country garden set amongst woodland dipping down into the valley. The garden is full of plants collected from around the world and has year round seasonal interest.

The house, transformed into a gothic mansion in the twenties, burnt down in 1947 leaving romantic ruins. The remaining rooms are enchanting and filled with flowers from the garden.

Nymans has a small gallery, second-hand bookshop, caf, shop, trails for children and year round activities.
Tel: 01444 405250
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blank tabARUNDEL CASTLEStately Homes & Gardens
High Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LH
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Founded in 1067, Arundel Castle in West Sussex is one of the largest inhabited and complete castles in England.

Visitors can explore the Castle independently or enjoy pre-booked guided tours, from the Armoury and beautiful Regency library through to opulent Victorian bedrooms.

The Castle gardens offer visual splendour to suit all tastes and the packed events calendar includes battling Normans, Pirates and Europe’s largest jousting tournament.

The Castle is open to visitors until 30th October 2015 and from Good Friday 25th March 2016, Tuesday to Sunday, and May & August Bank Holiday Mondays. Tickets are priced from £9.
Tel: 01903 883136    Fax: 01903 884581
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blank tabGREAT DIXTER HOUSE & GARDENStately Homes & Gardens
Great Dixter, High Park, Northiam, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6PH
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Great Dixter was the birthplace and home of the late gardening author, Christopher Lloyd.

The gardens include topiary, wild meadow areas, natural ponds, a formal pool and the famous Long Border and Exotic Garden.

Gift shop, toilet facilities (toilet for wheelchair users) dogs not allowed, (guide dogs only), plants/produce for sale, refreshments, famous gardener link, car parking on site, coach parking on site, picnic area.
Tel: 01797 252878    
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blank tabFISHBOURNE ROMAN PALACEStately Homes & Gardens
Salthill Road, Fishbourne, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 3QS
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Our major new £3.5 million pound Heritage Lottery funded redevelopment of the 'new' Fishbourne Roman Palace.

Come and see the newly-lit North Wing building over the spectacular Roman mosaics, see the brand new audio-visual with stunning computer graphics reconstructing the Palace as it was, and get to handle actual Roman objects in the brand-new Collections Discovery Centre.

So come along to Fishbourne Roman Palace and enjoy the fun.

You won't be disappointed and you won't want to leave!!
Tel: 01243 785859
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blank tabMICHELHAM PRIORY & GARDENSStately Homes & Gardens
Upper Dicker, near Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3QS
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Michelham Priory is a beautiful historic property nestling deep in the Sussex countryside and offers much to interest visitors – history, exhibits, superbly kept gardens, art exhibitions, wildlife, working watermill.

There is a well-stocked Gift Shop and a self-service restaurant. The annual Garden Sculpture Trail features works by local artists and are specially selected for their merit and their ability to complement the garden.

The Watermill on the property was recently refurbished with the assistance of grants obtained from the Heritage Lottery Fund, East Sussex County Council and The Friends of Michelham Priory.
Tel: 01323 844224
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tabUPPARKStately Homes & Gardens
South Harting, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 5QR

Late 17th-century house in an impressive setting. The drama of the 1989 fire and restoration adds to the magic of this romantic house, which is set high on the South Downs with magnificent sweeping views to the sea. The elegant Georgian interior houses a famous Grand Tour collection that includes paintings, furniture and ceramics. An 18th-century dolls' house with original contents is one of the highlights. The complete servants' quarters in the basement are shown as they were in Victorian days when H. G. Wells' mother was housekeeper. The beautiful and peaceful garden is in the early stages of being restored to how it would have looked in the 1830`s.
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Tel: 01730 825415
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Burwash, Etchingham, TN19 7DS
Tel: 01435 882302     Fax: 01435 882811     E-mail:

Batemans Photo © Stephen Nunney
Batemans - Photo:
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Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling.

The interior of this beautiful 17th-century house, Rudyard Kipling's home from 1902 to 1936, reflects the author's strong associations with the East.

There are many oriental rugs and artefacts, and most of the rooms including his book-lined study are much as Kipling left them.

The delightful grounds run down to the small River Dudwell with its watermill, and contain roses, wild flowers, fruit and herbs.

Kipling's Rolls-Royce is also on display.

Discount National Trust Membership

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Lamb House

West Street, Rye, TN31 7ES
Tel:  01580 762334     E-mail:

Lamb House Photo © Stephen Craven
Lamb House - Photo:
Stephen Craven CCL


Fine brick-fronted house with literary associations.

The house dates from the early 18th century and is typical of the attractive town of Rye.

This was the home of writer Henry James from 1898 to 1916, and later of authors E. F. Benson and Rumer Godden.

Some of James's personal possessions can be seen and there is a charming walled garden.

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Petworth House & Park

Petworth, Sussex, GU28 0AE
Tel: 01798 342207     E-mail:

Petworth House Photo © Janine Forbes
Petworth House - Photo:
 Janine Forbes CCL


Magnificent country house and park with an internationally important art collection. The vast late 17th-century mansion is set in a beautiful park, landscaped by Capability Brown and immortalised in Turner's paintings. The house contains the Trust's finest and largest collection of pictures, with numerous works by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake, as well as ancient and neo-classical sculpture, fine furniture and carvings by Grinling Gibbons. The Servants' Quarters contain interesting kitchens (including a splendid copper batterie de cuisine of over 1000 pieces) and other service rooms.

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Sheffield Park Garden

Sheffield Park, Sussex, TN22 3QX
Tel: 01825 790231 / 01825 790302 (Booking for powered mobility vehicles)
: 01825 791264     E-mail:

Sheffield Park Garden - Photo:
Stephen Nunney CCL


Internationally renowned landscape garden. This magnificent, informal landscape garden was laid out in the 18th century by Capability Brown and further developed in the early years of the 20th century by its owner, Arthur G. Soames. The original four lakes form the centrepiece. There are dramatic shows of daffodils and bluebells in spring, and the rhododendrons, azaleas and stream garden are spectacular in early summer. Autumn brings stunning colours from the many rare trees and shrubs and winter walks can be enjoyed in this garden for all seasons.

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West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, RH19 4NE
Tel: 01342 323029    Fax: 01342 316424     E-mail:

Standen Photo © Charles Rawding
Standen - Photo:
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Arts & Crafts family home with Morris and Co. interiors, set in a hillside garden. Philip Webb, friend of William Morris, designed this family house in the 1890s. A showpiece of the Arts & Crafts Movement, it is decorated throughout with Morris carpets, fabrics and wallpapers, complemented by contemporary paintings, tapestries and furniture. The house retains many of its original electrical fittings. The beautiful garden gives fine views over the Sussex countryside and there are delightful woodland walks set in the AONB of the High Weald.

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Wakehurst Place

Ardingly, nr Haywards Heath, RH17 6TN
Tel: 01444 894066     Fax: 01444 894069     E-mail:

Wakehurst Place Photo © Martyn Davies
Wakehurst Place - Photo:
Martyn Davies CCL


Kew's Country Garden, with plants from across the world.

The 200 hectares (500 acres) at Wakehurst Place include walled gardens, water gardens, a wetland conservation area, woodland, lakes and ponds.

Four National Collections plus rare and exotic plants from the Himalayas and the Southern hemisphere, and the Millennium Seed Bank, are amongst the highlights.

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