Steyning Parish Church
Brighton and Sussex

Steyning Parish Church

Steyning Parish Church has a long history dating back to the 8th or 9th century. Legends claim that St Cuthman, a Saxon saint, was wheeling his invalid mother in a handcart when its rope broke. He believed this was a sign from God that he should establish a church close by. St Cuthman is depicted…

National Trust Sites near Steyning
Brighton and Sussex

National Trust Sites near Steyning

National Trust Sites near Steyning are within easy reach by car. The Closest Sites Cissbury Ring The most historic hill on the South Downs, just outside Worthing: A former Neolithic flint mine and Iron Age hill fort. 10 miles by car: 18 mins via A283 and A24. 2.6 miles on foot: 1 hour 35 mins…

Pubs in Steyning
Brighton and Sussex

Pubs in Steyning

The pubs in Steyning are all within a 10 minute walk from Rosebud Cottage! The Star The Star Inn, in the High Street, is the newest, yet dates back to the early 1700’s! It’s a cosy place in the winter months, whilst in the summer you can relax outside in their garden. Emma who runs…

London to Brighton Veteran Race
Brighton and Sussex

London to Brighton Veteran Race

The London to Brighton Veteran Race is the longest-running motoring event in the world. The first race was in 1896, and it has taken place most years since its initial revival in 1927. To qualify, the cars must have been built before 1905. It currently takes place on the first Sunday in November… This year…

Visit Brighton in the Winter
Brighton and Sussex

Visit Brighton in the Winter

Visit Brighton in the winter: Avoid the crowds and find plenty of things to do! The observation tower! The British Airways observation tower operates throughout the year. Choose a day with good visibility and you can see fantastic views over Brighton, the Sussex coat and the surrounding countryside. You will glide up to 450 feet…

Fishbourne Roman Palace
Brighton and Sussex

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Fishbourne Roman Palace is 25 miles from Steyning – a 40 minute drive. It has a wonderful collection of Roman mosaics – some of the earliest and best preserved examples in the UK. Fishbourne is the largest Roman residence north of the Alps. At about 500 feet (150 m) square, it has a larger footprint than Buckingham…

Castles near Steyning and Brighton
Brighton and Sussex

Castles near Steyning and Brighton

There are several castles near Steyning and Brighton which are open to the public and well worth a visit. Bramber Castle The remains of this Norman castle are on a small hill overlooking the River Adur, defending a gap in the South Downs. The one surviving wall of the tower, 14 metres high, suggests how…

Lewes – the county town of East Sussex
Brighton and Sussex

Lewes – the county town of East Sussex

Lewes is a most attractive market town. It’s a half an hour drive from Steyning. Go there and you’ll see medieval streets, old English churches and tiny twittens (a Sussex word for alleyway). Although surrounded by chalk cliffs, the town is dominated by the remains of a 1000 year Norman castle. Panoramic views are guaranteed…

Steyning Food & Drink Festival
Brighton and Sussex

Steyning Food & Drink Festival

Steyning Food & Drink Festival takes place every year. It usually runs throughout September and in early October. The 2021 Food & Drink Festival will celebrate the wonderful local produce, with the area’s best artisan food and drink producers and venues. Steyning Farmer’s Market The Festival usually starts with the Farmer’s Market on the first…

Vineyards and Wine Tours
Brighton and Sussex

Vineyards and Wine Tours

Vineyards and Wine Tours are within easy reach of Steyning. Tours are usually on offer through the summer months. The number of successful commercial vineyards in Sussex have been growing in recent years. Locally produced wines often do very well in international competitions. The chalk soil similar to that of the Champagne region of France,…