Celebrating our tourist attractions in Sussex

In a list of the top 241 sites across the country, published by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA), Sussex only had five attractions listed.

Tuesday, 28th March 2017, 2:05 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 3:36 am
Arundel Castle did not make the list. Picture: Kate Shemilt

These included Wakehurst (104); Sheffield Park (105), Bodiam Castle (138), Battle Abbey (160) and WWT Arundel (170).

Interestingly, no attractions in Brighton made the list, let alone popular tourist attractions such as Arundel Castle, Drusillas Park, Fishers Farm in Wisborough Green, the Bluebell Railway, or Pooh Corner in Hartfield.

With it being English Tourism Week (March 25- April 2), we want to know which attractions you would take visitors to in Sussex.

No attractions in Brighton made the cut

Perhaps it is a well-known tourist venue or perhaps you know of a hidden gem.

Please email your suggestions to [email protected]

Once we have all your suggestions we will then compile the ultimate list of places to visit.

According to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, overall, the UK saw an average increase of 7.2 per cent on 2015’s visitor numbers to UK attractions.

A view across the moat to Bodiam Castle, East Sussex. National Trust Images/John Millar

Scottish attractions had the greatest increase of 15.6 per cent growth. Overall 129,948,728 visits were made to the top 241 ALVA sites in the UK.

For more information about English Tourism Week, visit www.visitengland.com/english-tourism-week