Among the most impressive places to visit in West Sussex is 17th century Petworth House (north of Chichester), with the geometric form of its West Front set in a deer park. Inside the house Grinling Gibbons had a hand in carving the wooden ornamentation, and there are paintings by Gainsborough and Turner.

There are several Roman sites in the county. Set in lovely surroundings there's the remains of a huge villa at Bignor, while the remains of a palace remain at Fishbourne.

Nature lovers might want to check out the RSPB Nature Reserve at Pulborough (near Wiggonholt, SSW of Billingshurst).


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