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Leisurely Pursuits

Take a visit to Sussex at your own pace and enjoy a bit of culture and history, a garden or two or just some good old fashioned shopping..

Woolbeding Garden

A true horticultural haven in a quiet corner of West Sussex

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Midhurst, Woolbeding is quite possibly one of the most stunning gardens in Sussex - still very much a private garden with sculptures and follies at every turn. Limited opening hours and pre-booking required but well worth the visit.

(Woolbeding Gardens is now closed and will open again on 5th April 2018)

Distance from The Spread Eagle - 2.5 miles

There is something quite magical about Woolbeding - well worth organising a visit

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Petworth House and Park

Visit the National Trust's 17th century Petworth Mansion and Park

Petworth is a pretty quintessential English market town with antique shops and galleries around every corner filled with beautiful things. Take a moment to meander through the cobbled streets and discover it's treasures.

There are festivals throughout the year and of course a visit to Petworth House to see the National Trust's finest art collection and the Capability Brown landscape.

Distance from The Spread Eagle - 6.5 miles

Rolling down the hill towards the lake at Petworth Park is one of the great, simple pleasures in life!

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West Dean Gardens

For a day out near Chichester West Dean Gardens is brimming with features to enjoy all year round

Discover one of the greatest restored gardens open to the public at West Dean. It's a favourite throughout year and particularly hot during their Chilli Fiesta in August! Visitors can explore a wide range of historic features on a gentle walk around the grounds. From surreal trees to the restored walled garden, West Dean Gardens proudly presents its rich creative and social heritage.

Distance from The Spread Eagle - 6 miles