Amberley village is one of the prettiest I know in West Sussex.
The setting is lovely: You look up to the slope of the South Downs on the east side. The River Arun and the Wild Brooks are on the on the south and west sides.
Many of the houses are truly beautiful, with thatched roofs and plenty of lovely old brick and tile work.
St Michael’s Church
Whilst you are in Amberley so call in at St Michael’s Church. It has a large Norman chancel arch and early English windows. There are medieval wall paintings and a monumental brass of a local MP who died in 1424. Arthur Rackham, the illustrator, is commemorated in a wall plaque in the churchyard.
The village also has its own castle – now in use as a hotel and wedding venue. Even if you are not staying at the hotel you can walk around the back of the building on your way into the Pulborough Brooks.
Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve
This is an Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) site – open throughout the year and a haven for birds. Read more about the nature reserve
I particularly recommend a visit to the tea rooms where you can sit inside or outside!
Amberley Working Museum
Another place to see is the Working Museum. This is an interesting use of an old chalk pit above the railway station which is now home to old agricultural and industrial machinery, nearly all of it still functioning.
Amberley is a 30 minute drive from Steyning
Read about Arundel .. a short distance from Amberley