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Bramber and St Mary’s House

Bramber and St Mary’s House

Bramber and St Mary’s House are well worth a visit.

The Village:

Bramber is a pretty place just a mile from Steyning. It often wins ‘Britain in Bloom’ awards. You can enjoy some nature walks at Bramber Brooks. You will also find a pub and a Chinese restaurant! 

Catch the no 2 bus there or drive and leave your car in the car park. 

St Mary’s House

st marys house bramberSt Mary’s is a wonderful medieval house. It is said to have the best late 15th century timber framing in Sussex. It was built around 1470 by the bishop of Winchester for pilgrims to use as an inn on their way to the tomb of St Thomas of Canterbury.

Apparently King Charles II hid in the house when he was escaping to France. 

The house has some most attractive gardens which you can explore. There are also some lovely cottage style tea rooms.

Both the house and gardens are usually open from May to the end of September.  You can go there on Sundays, Thursdays and Bank Holiday Mondays (& Wednesdays in August) from 2 – 6 p.m.

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Whilst you are in Bramber make sure you take a look at the remains of Norman Bramber Castle and St Nicholas Church.

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