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Sussex Historic and Architectural Properties and Gardens

Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens, Industrial Heritage attractions and museums (English Heritage / National Trust / others), many with brief details of disabled access.

Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Sussex Attractions and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


Anne of Cleves House - At Anne of Cleves House you can explore how the Tudors and Elizabethans lived, worked and relaxed at home - The Sussex Archaeological Society - Lewes - Access for visitors with mobility difficulties is limited to the ground floor level


Arundel Castle - The seat of The Dukes of Norfolk and set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens. It is one of the great treasure houses of England - Disabled friendly / facilities but some restricted wheelchair access see website


Bateman's - Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling - National Trust - Burwash - Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing see website


Bodiam Castle - Archetypal 14th century moated castle with ruined interior - a glimpse of medieval splendour - National Trust - Robertsbridge - we have no disabled access info for this site


Borde Hill Garden - over 200 acres 17 acres of formal garden in a series of outdoor ‘rooms’ - Haywards Heath - "The majority of the formal Garden is accessible to those with restricted mobility"


Charleston - Charleston was the home and country meeting place for the writers, painters and intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury group - Disabled friendly / facilities but restricted wheelchair access see website


Chichester Cathedral - This magnificent Cathedral has stood at the centre of Chichester for over 900 years. With unique architecture from each century of its life, this Cathedral is both ancient and modern, where original medieval features sit alongside world famous contemporary artworks - Disabled friendly / facilities but please see website


Cowdray - Cowdray is one of England’s most important early Tudor houses. This visitor attraction, visited by Queen Elizabeth I and King Henry VIII, was partially destroyed by fire in 1793 - Midhurst - we have no disabled access info for this site


Firle Place - Although 18th Century in appearance, Firle Place was originally built in Tudor times on the site of an earlier house by Sir John Gage - Viscount Gage - Lewes - wheelchair access will be to the ground floor only


Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens - the largest Roman home in Britain - The Sussex Archaeological Society - Disabled friendly see website


Glynde Place - A magnificent Elizabethan country house sitting high on the Sussex Downs - Viscount Hampden - we have no disabled access info for this site


Goodwood House - Built in the 17th century, Goodwood House is the home of the Duke of Richmond - Disabled friendly but please see website


Great Dixter House & Gardens - Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd - Disabled friendly / facilities but some restricted wheelchair access see website


Hammerwood Park - Hammerwood Park was built in 1792 by Latrobe, architect of the White House and Capitol, Washington D.C. was mutilated into flats in the 1960s, was purchased by Led Zeppelin in the 1970s and was rescued from dereliction by the Pinnegar family in 1982 - we have no disabled access info for this site


Herstmonceux Castle, Gardens & Grounds - For the past 500 years and more people have been visiting the Gardens and Grounds of Herstmonceux Castle to admire its impressive design, its unique brickwork, beautiful gardens and setting within the Sussex landscape - Queen's University of Canada - Hailsham - we have no disabled access info for this site



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