Probably most famous for Arundel Castle, home of the Duke of Norfolk, Arundel is also famous for it's many antique shops. The River Arun passes through Arundel on its way out to sea at Littlehampton, where boat trips can be enjoyed in the summer months.
Just a 20-minute drive east of Barton Manor and you will discover Arundel, a town that combines a unique mixture of history, architecture and wildlife producing a wonderful atmosphere.
Chichester, county town of West Sussex, is actually a City boasting one of the finest Cathedrals in the area. It offers a wonderful array of coffee lounges and the very best in high quality shopping. Founded in Roman times, the whole area is steeped in history, and with the famous Chichester Festival Theatre, Goodwood and its horse and motor racing events, plus of course Chichester marina and harbour and the South Downs, the area has something to offer everyone.
Closest to home at Barton Manor is the village of Pagham. Famous for it's nature reserve where bird spotters enjoy an abundance of birdlife. There are also many walks and cycle rides on relatively flat footpaths that criss-cross the area and wonderful views out across the Channel. Barton Manor stands on the edge of the village of Pagham and Nyetimber. It is very difficult to say where Nyetimber ends and Pagham starts, as they merge quite perfectly and compliment each other to a tee.
Horse racing at Goodwood started in 1801 and the meetings at the end of July soon became established in the racing calender. Visit the goodwood website for more details.
During the summer months you would never be very far from that wonderfully relaxing sound of leather against wood, with all the local communities participating in the sport of cricket.
Fishbourne Roman Palace
The whole area is steeped in history and the Roman Palace at Fishbourne provides just one opportunity to experience our history first hand.
Motor racing at the Goodwood circuit started in 1936 and continued until the early 1960's. Recently this has been revived with the Festival of Speed in July and the Revival meeting in September.
West Sussex is blessed with many stately homes, gardens & exhibitions, including; Petworth House, Stanstead Park and the Weald & Down Museum to name but a few.