Arundel castle opens from Thursday 1st April 2010
Parham House opens from 4th April 2010
Amberley Working Museum is open from 13th February 2010
Historic gardens within a short distance include West Dean, Great Dixter, Sheffield Park, Leonardslee, Nymans, Denmans, Parham House, the Lavender Gardens at Cowdray, and Petworth. Visit Sussex provide an abbreviated list. , or Tour UK gardens. Other local attractions include Amberley Working Museum, Bignor Roman Villa , and the superb downland villages such as Bury, Bosham Harbour(where King Canute tried to send back the waves).
The National Trust owns many of the South Downs sites of outstanding natural beauty, as well as historic houses and estates such as Uppark and Petworth. English Heritage manages many sites, including the Weald and Downland Museum, Fishbourne Roman Palace, and Boxgrove Priory.