Attractions on The South Downs Way

If you are looking to extend your trip or simply explore some of the fantastic sights that Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex have to offer outside of the South Downs Way, there are many towns and attractions that you can visit along the route. Why not visit the historic city of Chichester, the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, the attractive town of Petworth or the many wonderful National Trust properties. Some top-rated attractions and activities along the South Downs Way include:

Retreat to Gayles

Book guided walks across the South Downs alongside meditation and yoga classes on a silent retreat at Gayles.

Winchester Cathedral

One of the largest cathedrals in Europe, with the greatest length of any Gothic cathedral, a fantastic activity at the start of the South Downs Way.

Amberley Working Museum

A museum located in the heart of the South Downs National Park, dedicated to preserving the industrial heritage of the South East of England.

Weald & Downland Museum

An open-air museum located in West Sussex covering 40 acres with more than 50 historic buildings, as well as farm animals, stunning gardens and a millpond.

Bignor Roman Villa

A large Roman courtyard villa, now excavated and on display on the Bignor Estate in West Sussex.

Arundel Castle

A beautifully restored and remodelled medieval castle open to the public for both days out and events.

Parham House & Gardens

One of England’s finest Elizabethan houses featuring beautiful Pleasure Grounds and a 4-acre walled garden open to the public.

West Dean Gardens

Wonderful restored gardens, rich in both creative and social heritage, situated in Chichester, West Sussex.

Jill Windmill

Discover the enchanting atmosphere of Jill Windmill, a captivating landmark nestled in the picturesque countryside of Clayton, West Sussex.