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Places to visit and the surrounding area

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About Worthing

Worthing is a large traditional seaside town in West Sussex. It’s perfectly placed between the South Downs National Park and the English Channel, with an estimated population of about 110,000.

It’s easy to live a healthy and laid back lifestyle in Worthing, with our large open promenade often enjoyed by runners and cyclists, award winning resturants and countryside walks across the South Downs.

Worthing Beach Boat
Worthing Seafront Sunset
Beach huts

Worthing and the Surrounding Area

Worthing boasts easy access to much of Sussex, Brighton and London. It’s the perfect base for exploring.

You can hop onto a train from 1 of 3 stations Worthing has to offer, and within…

Worthing History and Points of Interest

For many centuries Worthing was a small mackerel fishing hamlet until in the late 18th century it developed into an elegant Georgian seaside resort and attracted the well-known and wealthy of the day.

Jane Austen’s unfinished final novel Sanditon is thought to have been significantly based on experiences from her stay in Worthing, and Oscar Wilde wrote The Importance of Being Earnest while staying in the town in the summer of 1894.

More recent artists from Worthing include Alma Cogan, Royal Blood and The Ordinary Boys, including many more.

Worthing is full of open spaces, Art Deco buildings and architecture. Here are just a few areas of interest. 

Worthing Pier

Worthing Pier

Designed by Sir Robert Rawlinson and opened on 12 April 1862. Now home of the annual International Birdman competition and a grand Victorian mezzanine function room/café.

Dome Cinema

The Dome Cinema

A stunning Edwardian cinema that first opened in April 1911. It has now been fully restored to its former glory and is open to the public.

Cissbury Ring

Cissbury Ring

Cissbury Ring is a hill fort on the South Downs. It's the largest hill fort in Sussex and has a history dating back over 5,000 years.

Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

Worthing Museum and Art Gallery has one of the largest costume and textile collections in the UK.

Beach House Park

Beach House Park

Worthing's most prestigious town centre park. Best known for its bowling greens and free outdoor Chess and Draughts.

High Salvington Windmill

High Salvington Post Mill

Travel into the village of High Salvington and on the corner of Bost Hill and Mill Lane is a black post windmill built between 1700 and 1720.

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