Parham House

Parham House and Gardens

Parham House is a wonderful example of an Elizabethan building with a great hall and long gallery. It also has the most fantastic gardens and an excellent plant shop.

The house and gardens are currently closed. The gardens are due to reopen in 2021.

Parham house sussex

The house and gardens are usually open from April until the mid October.

Visit on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

House | 14:00 – 17:00

Gardens | 12:00 – 17:00

Big Kitchen Restaurant | 12:00 – 17:00

Last Admission | 16:30

It is a short drive from Steyning by car or you can catch the number 100 bus. This runs every hour in the daytime, except on Sundays.

Find out more about places to visit in locally in our Sussex Guide

Arundel Castle and Gardens

Arundel Castle and Gardens

Open Tues – Sun until 1st November 2020.

Gardens 10-4, Castle 12-4. Gardens £10, Castle and gardens £15. Pre booking essential

I recommend visiting Arundel Castle and it’s attractive gardens. This restored medieval castle overlooks the River Arun and was built at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel

The oldest feature is the motte (an artificial mound) which dates from 1068. You can see it in the photo below.

Arundel castle west sussex

Whilst you are in Arundel make sure you explore the small historic town. I also recommend visiting the museum, which is almost opposite the castle.

The castle and grounds are usually open from April until November on Tuesday to Sunday each week. They are also open on some Mondays.

Details at

Arundel is just a half an hour’s drive from Steyning and well worth a visit.

A great day out if you stay at Rosebud Cottage

Magnolias at Borde Hill Gardens

Borde Hill Gardens Magnolia Tours

Magnolia Tour with Borde Hill Gardens Head Gardener

In March and April each year…

borde hill gardens

Join Head Gardener, Andy Stevens for a guided tour of Borde Hill’s wonderful collection of early-flowering magnolias.

Borde Hill has one of the best collections of magnolias in England, with many listed as ‘Champion’ trees.  There are over 100 trees and 25 species planted throughout the garden and woodland.

Many of the magnolias are the original plants collected by the Great Plant Hunters of the early 1900’s. The Garden’s founder Colonel Stephenson R Clarke planted some of these over 80 years ago.

Read more about Borde Hill and events there




Steyning Farmers Market

Steyning Farmers Market

Steyning Farmers Market takes place in the High Street car park opposite the clock tower. Turn up between 9 a.m to  1 p.m on the first Saturday of the month.

steyning sussex farmers market

This is a popular event. It’s a great opportunity to stock up on local produce. Vegetables, meat and cheeses are all on sale. You will also find some stalls selling plants.

There is usually live music to entertain you whilst you shop.

You can often combine an evening at The Steyning Jazz Club and the following morning at the market. Jazz is on the first Friday of the month.

How to get there

The market is just a few minutes  walk from Rosebud Holiday Cottage

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Find out more about picturesque, historic Steyning

Read about other shopping opportunities there.

Brighton Half Marathon

The Brighton Half Marathon race takes place each year in February. It is one of the first major half marathons in the running calendar and is now one of the most popular races in the UK.

brighton half marathonThe flat course provides a great introduction for novice runners and a fantastic training run for those working up to a full marathon distance.

Last year just under 8,000 runners took part in the event. It passes several of the city’s landmarks along the 13.1-mile route, including the Royal Pavilion, piers and Hove beach huts

The 13.1-mile race starts at Madeira Drive. Runners turn right at the Sea Life Centre towards Blind Veterans UK, further along the coast in Ovingdean. After that runners make a sharp turn on the road before the Greenways Roundabout. This brings them back west towards Brighton taking in cliff top and panoramic city views

A Wheelchair Race, Relay and Youth Races are also part of this event which, in 2020, is celebrating 30 years of running.

You can see maps of the full course and the race village here. The race start time is 9am…

Read more about Brighton 

Steyning Stinger Marathon

Find out about the Steyning Stinger Marathon

This annual event is held every year on the first Sunday in March. It goes over the South Downs, with four steep hill climbs or ‘stings’!


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