Revealed – The top ten must-visit attractions situated in South Downs

South Downs is a stunning range of chalk hills. These hills are situated across the south-eastern coastal counties and they go on for approximately 260 square miles. When taking a vacation a lot of people opt to stay in South Downs or the surrounding areas so that they can take advantage of the remarkable beauty that is on offer. If this is something you are planning on doing, you should definitely incorporate several of the following ten attractions into your plans for your trip.


1.       RSPB Pulborough Brooks


RSPB Pulborough Brooks
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PSRB Pulborough Brooks is situated in the Arun Valley of South Downs National Park. It is paradise for anyone who is a lover of nature.Revel in the fantastic nature trails on offer and talk to the incredible volunteers who will tell you everything you need to know about the area and help you to spot the wildlife.


2.       The Cuckoo Trail


The Cuckoo Trail
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If you are looking for some free fun, the Cuckoo Trail is just the place to provide it. Enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle along the designated paths. The beautiful wild flowers and wooden sculptures on display make this area really notable. Why not take a picnic and enjoy a family day out?

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3.       Apex Paragliding

If you are a bit of an adrenaline junkie then this next attraction is just for you. From beginners to experts; everyone loves the opportunity to paraglide over the gorgeous South Downs area.


4.       Bramber Castle


St Nicholas' Church, Bramber Castle
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This castle is situated on the banks of the River Adur. You will get to see the remains of the remarkable Norman castle that was founded by William de Braose c. 1075. If you are a lover of history this is just the attraction for you.

5.       City Museum

You won’t have to go far to get to the City Museum. This is a place that is definitely worth a visit. The museum boasts three galleries and they tell the fantastic story of Winchester. This starts right from the Iron Age until the present day. It is truly remarkable. With everything from reconstructed Victorian High Street stores to mosaics you are in for a treat.


6.       Seven Sisters Country Park


Seven Sisters, UK
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This article would not be complete without the mention of Seven Sisters Country Park which is situated within the South Downs National Park. It offers the perfect setting to enjoy peace and tranquillity. From bird watching to canoeing; there is a wealth of activities to enjoy as well.

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7.       Queen Elizabeth Country Park

This is another area that is ideal for those who are looking for some time to unwind. The area also includes an activity area, café, theatre and shop.


8.       Downs Link Path

This multi-use path actually connects South Downs Way with North Downs Way. You can really enjoy the surroundings by taking a lovely trip down the canal. There is some truly beautiful scenery and wildlife to marvel over.


9.       Parham House


Parham House
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This stately home is definitely worth a visit. It dates back to the late 16th century. Because of the fact that it has remained a home, Parham House avoids the museum-feel you experience when visiting most stately homes.


10.   Devil’s Dyke


Misty blue view from Devil's Dyke
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This is a place of sheer beauty. It has been a main tourist attraction since the late 19th century. Essentially it is a 100m deep V-shaped valley. It may not sound like a lot in description but once you get there you will be impressed.

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