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England's Beautiful County of Sussex
England Has The Royal Family & The Beautiful English County of Sussex.
The English county of Sussex Is 1066 country, home to the battlefield of old upon which two countries fought in The Great Battle of Hastings and lost when King Harold of England received the fatal arrow that cost him his country and his life and some say also took out the sight of an eye though that story is more heresay than fact & not to be believed.
The Sussex townships both coastal and rural where men of English myth and legend such as Merlin, Lancelot and such likes protected England and King Arthur. Sussex is the ancient, historical, medieval home to the legendary Kings & Queens of medieval England where Knights threw down their gauntlets before the King of England to offer-up and to accept the challenge to fight till death in jousting matches in order to win favor of or from the ruling King, favors such as the hand in marriage to a member of the Royal Family or Royal household.
Sussex Is my most favourite place in the whole of England and after you have finished reading this lens you will understand what makes Sussex unique and unlike anywhere else...anywhere.
Photo taken in the grounds of Battle Abbey, Sussex where King Harold lost an eye, his life and England according to myth and legend.
As well as the beautiful countryside of Sussex with it's historic castle's and old towns there are stretches of golden sandy beaches belonging to the coastal Sussex, the sea-side towns, and minsters that are otherwise known as Sussex-on-Sea.. Places such as award winning Littlehampton beach where the sun shines all day during the summer months. Littlehampton & Bognor Regis have excellent fascilities worthy of flying the official English quality flag for being both safe & clean as do many of the sea-side resorts of Sussex-by-Sea, a symbol to be proud of showing the highest of standards are both present, current and proven to be periodically maintained. A scarce award given to a scarce few for excelling in excellence.
Bognor Regis is a typical English Seaside/beach resort and very popular with families. The beach has won awards for being one of the best and safest stretch of beaches in England as has Littlehampton beach. Both town resorts have excellent nightlife, restaurants & places to visit to make your stay really memorable and somewhere you will want to return to for a 2nd visit.
Brighton holds " something for everyone "
Brighton beach was the first English seaside resort and has been very popular ever since Regency times when the then Prince of Wales lived there since before he became the King George IV, it was he that had the Royal Pavillion built which is reminiscent of the Arabian Knights Palaces and a sight to behold which you absolutely cannot miss when you visit Brighton.
Stripey deck-chairs are strewn all over the pebble beach which are for hire for about a pound for the afternoon and it is very therapeutic to sit in a deck chair whilst watching the waves lapping the shore, something else which I love to do whilst visiting Brighton. There is also a pier which has fortune-tellers and shell-fish stalls enticing you to try their wares and great fun!
Sussex is Full of Surprises. - Englands Beautiful County of Sussex
Stretches of beautiful sandy beaches, rolling green countrysides, castles, old towns amidst new makes Sussex the place which " ticks all of the boxes...for EVERYONE ".
Buy one of these great " Sussex " products & see what other delightful this beautiful English County has that will make YOU fall head-over-heels-in-love with the place as I am.
Everything that you need to know about Sussex-by-Sea
If you are thinking about taking a break or holiday to Sussex-by-Sea but are still undecided then this link which I am providing for you should help you to make up your mind.
Full of usefull information such as what to do, places of interest to visit, restaurants, accomodation, best beaches and maps.
- Sussex by the Sea; Arundel, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton & Sussex Downs
Welcome to "Sussex by the Sea" Arundel, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton &the Sussex Downs Sussex by the Sea offers a unique blend of traditional seaside fun, rural tranquillity and centuries of English heritage
THE SOUTH DOWNS
The South Downs Way has been there for around 8000 years since the middle of the stone-ages, this was probably largely due to the fact that it is chalky and higher up than the surrounding valleys which are wetter and muddy and far harder work to walk upon. Chalky land is a very rich habitat and when studied quite close up it can have 50 or more species of plants per square metre and from spring untill August the hills of the South Downs are covered in wild flowers like a blanket of colour..
If you fancy walking the trail and are relatively fit you may be able to cover 12-15 miles per day and to complete the trail would usually take about 6-9 days which includes the time it takes to get to and from your accomodation and onto the trail
South Downs Trail maps and guides are available from Amazon
Before embarking on the trail why not do the homework first and learn as much as possible using maps and guides which you can buy on Amazon.
The Market Town of Lewes
Sussex caters for everyone, great to visit for the day, long weekend or a holiday and has lots of country cottages, hotels and bed & breakfast houses for all budgets. There is a beautiful town called Lewes which is a market town and also home to the historic Lewes Castle as shown here which I am sure you will agree looks a fabulous place to visit!
Links to some great sites full of information about the South Downs and the South Downs trail - Links to some interesting sites showing small villages of intere
The South Downs trail is 100 miles long and stretches across much of the Sussex coast and passes through many places of historical interest as well as some more fun places which you would enjoy visiting.
- South Downs Way - National Trails
The South Downs Way National Trail is a 100 mile path for walkers, cyclists, and horse riders between Winchester and Eastbourne.
- Beachy Head | home - about the area
ABOUT THE AREA LOCATION IS BEACHY HEAD STRETCHES OF BEAUTIFUL WHITE CLIFFS holiday cottages, the tiger inn, walking & cycling, brewery, farm produce, coffee shop & gifts, sheep centre, the gilbert estate wedding venue, film loca
- Safari Britain
Safari Britain Bookings/Prices Comfortable Camping on the South Downs. Beautiful Scenery. Huge Yurt and Bell Tents. Wildlife Adventures. Excellent Guides. Local Food.
- Trigpoint Hillwalking - About Trigpoint Hillwalking
Trigpoint Hillwalking is a training centre for hilllwalkers both advanced and new-out.
Battle took it's name from the Battle of Hastings which took place here in 1066 and each year the battle is re-enacted on the same field as the original battle took place and the very spot where the Saxon King Harold took an arrow directly into his eye which killed him by the army belonging to William, the Duke of Normandy. After the battle the Abbey was built as penance for the battle ever taking place and the town which is now called Battle grew-up around the Abbey.
Also at Battle is a great attraction called "yesterdays world" which you enter through a shop doorway in the Battle High Street and leads you into another world of days gone by like the Victorian England and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and into the psychedelic craze of the 60's and 70's.
The town used to be renowned for making gun-powder and made the gun-powder which Guy Fawkes was planning on using to blow up the Houses of Parliament.
The Bayeaux Tapestry which depicts the great Battle of Hastings
Sussex castles on film - Sussex-by-Sea beaches on film
As you can see from these videos of some of the castles and also some of the beaches which Sussex has to offer are breathtaking and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Photos of places in SussexClick thumbnail to view full-size
Amazon has lots of maps and guides for your visit to Sussex - Battle of Hastings, Brighton Pavillion, South-Downs, Littlehampton and loads more places of beauty
London Town or Sussex? - Would you rather spend your holiday in town or country?
Please take a few minutes to view my lens about travelling to London for your break or holiday and see what my own hometown has to offer you in the sense of history, attractions and other fun stuff
And then come back here to take part in my poll and tell me which kind of English holiday that you would prefer, will it be the Bustle, sights, shops and lights of London or would you prefer a more relaxed break or holiday such as what Sussex and Sussex-by-Sea has to offer such as sun, sand, castles and countryside.
Both London and Sussex are great places to visit I agree and it may be difficult to choose your preference as they are so unique and unlike any other places on earth..but if you had the opportunity to visit just one of my favourite places in the whole of England which would it have to be?...London v's Sussex..it will be very interesting to see which will win won't it..so what are you waiting for..let the poll begin.
LONDON TOWN V's SUSSEX
What was it that made you chose either London or Sussex in the above poll - Sea-side resort, Countryside & Downs, Historical, Mythical, Legendary, Royal, Re
I am interested in gathering your views about places I've shown here which lie within the county of Sussex and a place I write of elsewhere on Squidoo about my home-town in south-east London. The London Borough of Southwark . Please spend a few minutes visiting the parts of London seldom seen by outsidrers, the whereabouts being on the other side, the brown or yellow tube line on the London Underground, en routÃ© to somewhere else NOT IN SOUTHWARK...then simply take part in the PLACES poll by simply answering a few set questions or add your own answer here if it is not already added on the poll.
Ta, Cheers THANK you so very much what what what .
Considering how much more expensive things are to buy in London would you opt for a cheaper holiday to Sussex merely to save money?
I always participate in the duels and polls on every lens I visit which has duels and polls for visitors to participate in. I see it as being part of my duty as lensmaster to do everything included for viewers within a lens, otherwise why do we all add them to our own lenses, I know I add them for my lens readers as added entertainment and with space to write added entertainment for me or for the good of the lens if a comment is found to be or meant to be anything but entertaining.