Sussex is a region on the south coast of England, composed of the counties of East Sussex and West Sussex. It's home to a variety of tourist destinations, including the seaside towns of Brighton and Eastbourne, plus the ancient cathedral city of Chichester.
Fertile green countrywide fills most of the panorama when visiting Sussex, offering an easy escape from the hustle of London. Most of the destinations are historic, including Hastings, the market town of Hailsham, and the medieval seaside town of Rye. Chichester has a millennia-old history and its cathedral is one of the most exquisite in Britain.
A variety of seaside towns overlook the Channel and have been attracting tourists for almost a century. Brighton is the largest, famous for its laid-back atmosphere and long pier. Worthing, Eastbourne and Seaford are also popular. The iconic coastal image is the Seven Sisters near Seaford, vertical white cliffs that tumble above the water. Sussex is also home to the South Downs National Park and Ashborn Forest, both popular destinations for hikers.
Most Sussex towns have railway stations but services can be slow between destinations. The important hubs are Chichester and Brighton. Many visitors prefer to hire a car to visit the best beaches and castle ruins that are found outside the towns.
Sussex was where William the Conquerer and the Normans landed in 1066. William was the first to unify Britain and create a single monarchy from a series of warring tribal lands.