The Beautiful South Downs


Our packaged tour of the sunny Sussex South Downs includes visits to the popular Weald & Downland Living Museum, magnificent Arundel Castle and gardens, serene Parham House and gardens, the popular cities of Chichester and Brighton, and a tranquil cruise on the Wey & Arun Canal.

Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Weald & Downland Living Museum & Chichester
This morning we visit the unique Weald & Downland Living Museum, an open-air museum with a collection of over 50 original buildings spanning a period of 600 years. Site of the BBC TV series ‘The Repair Shop’, we spend the morning exploring this remarkable microcosm of South East English history. There is time to enjoy lunch in the tearoom before we head to Chichester with plenty of time to explore. Highlights include the cathedral and Novium Museum built over the remains of a Roman bathhouse.

Day 3 Brighton & Arundel Castle
We start our day in Brighton where we spend time at leisure visiting its famous attractions. In the afternoon, we visit Arundel Castle, set high on a hill commanding superb views across the South Downs and the River Arun. Famous not only for its finely preserved interior, fascinating furniture, tapestries and rare collection of paintings, the castle also has wonderful gardens – including a colourful rose garden & architecturally brilliant Earl’s Garden – to explore.

Day 4 Canal Cruise & Parham House
We enjoy a delightful 90 minute cruise on the Wey and Arun Canal this morning, cruising along the idyllic Loxwood Link section of the canal on the Surrey/West Sussex border. In the afternoon, we visit Parham House and Gardens, one of the country’s finest Elizabethan houses, complete with a Great Hall, Long Gallery and stunning gardens.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Best Western Beachcroft Hotel

Bognor Regis, West Sussex
AAA New to Albatross Seafront Location
Located in a residential area on the seafront, the Best Western Beachcroft Hotel is just a short walk from the impressive beach and a 15 minute stroll along the promenade to the town centre. All 38 traditional bedrooms are decorated in neutral shades and equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is no lift but there are some ground floor rooms. The restaurant faces the seafront and there is a traditional, cosy bar as well as an outside terrace with views of the coastline. There is also an indoor swimming pool.

Best Western Beachcroft Hotel

Bognor Regis, West Sussex
4 Nights Half Board

Twin from £304pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £94
Based on Sunday/Monday arrivals

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Live entertainment on 2 nights
• Entrance to Weald & Downland Living Museum
• Entrance to Arundel Castle & Gardens
• 90 minute cruise on the Wey & Arun Canal
• Entrance to Parham House & Gardens
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