Enjoy relaxing countryside weekend breaks in Sussex
Most of west Sussex is made up of the stunning South Downs National Park, which abounds with breath-taking views. In fact, all of Sussex's rural areas are a joy to behold and if you enjoy weekends away, relaxing and unwinding in tranquillity, this is the place to be. In addition to soaking up the atmosphere, there are also elegant stately homes, colourful gardens, fairytale castles and cultural attractions to visit.
The South Downs National Park, stretching for more than 1,600km, is home to a rich selection of rolling hills, wildlife, visitor attractions and quaint market towns. Discover the famous white cliffs of Seven Sisters, ancient woodlands, sprawling farmland, lowland heaths and picturesque villages, where traditional country pubs and flourishing vineyards are popular places for visitors to while away the hours.
Sussex's coastal gems
Aside from the attractions of rural Sussex, the county is also home to beautiful Brighton, one of the UK's most historic and upmarket coastal resorts. Stroll along the promenade, take in some bracing sea air and visit one of Brighton's many tourist attractions such as the Sealife Centre, or Brighton Marina with its eight-screen cinema, casino, bowling alley and fitness centre. Sussex has many charming coastal resorts, such as Hastings, Newhaven, Eastbourne and Bognor Regis, each with its own attractions.
Dining out in Sussex
If you're looking for weekend getaways where you can enjoy plenty of high-quality cuisine in a choice of luxury restaurants, look no further. In addition to the top-class restaurants in the coastal resorts, there are many places to sample Sussex's rich cuisine. Discerning diners can enjoy a diverse range of culinary delights, from traditional English fare to Italian, Indian and seafood, to name but a few. Enjoy the different experiences of dining out at a seafront restaurant, or delve deeper into local culture by choosing the traditional cuisine of a country pub. Brighton offers one of the first zero-waste, environmentally-friendly restaurants in the UK, while there are plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans too. More than 40 Sussex restaurants are regularly noted in the prestigious Good Food Guide.
Whether you prefer your weekend breaks in Sussex to be filled with tranquil relaxation in the beautiful countryside, or activities and dining out in upmarket coastal resorts, there's a rich diversity of activities to suit all tastes. If you're looking for luxury holidays, sign up today for our handpicked Sussex holiday deals and exceptional discounts on luxury hotels.