The county of West Sussex is in the south part of England, bathed by the English Channel (south) and bordering the counties of Surrey (north), East Sussex (east) and Hampshire (west). West Sussex’s capital is the beautiful city of Chichester, home to an outstanding cathedral and the distinctive Chichester Cross - a Perpendicular Gothic market cross in the city centre. The county has a variety of landscapes including the chalk hills and valleys of the South Downs, the greenery of St. Leonard’s Forest, within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and offers great paths for walking and cycling. Along the shoreline, you will find beautiful villages such as Bosham; harbours including the natural Pagham Harbour, or the cozy one in Shoreham-by-Sea, and delightful beaches - Littlehampton West Beach and Bognor Regis Pier Beach are among the best.
Population: estimated 845 thousand inhabitants
Major towns: Arundel, Bognor Regis, Crawley, Horsham, Worthing, Midhurst, Selsey
Main attractions: Nature: South Downs Way, Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve, Pulborough Brooks (Site of Special Scientific Interest), Selsey Bill, Highdown Gardens (Worthing), Butlins Bognor Regis (holiday camp)
Landmarks: Arundel Castle, Arundel Cathedral, Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity of Chichester, Chichester Cross, Goodwood House, Weald and Downland Living Museum, Novium Musem, Chichester Festival Theatre, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Pallant House Gallery, Fishbourne Roman Palace (Roman building dated 75 AD)
The Gatwick Airport (LGW) is a major international airport located in this county on the north edge of the city of Crawley, south of London - it is often called London Gatwick.