Visiting the Estate
Things to do and places to stay
Things to do and Places to stay
Wiston Estate is situated in an idyllic location in the South Downs. The surrounding area is brimming with a range of places to visit and things to do. From hitting the footpaths of the South Downs National Park, to delving into the history of the magnificent castles and estates, or to paddling the waves and waterways in a canoe or kayak, there are activities on tap for all tastes. Here are some ideas for things to do in the area, along with some suggestions of places to stay.
THINGS TO DO…
The South Downs National Park https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/
Green rolling pastures, wide open spaces, ancient woodlands, river valleys and dramatic coastline truly encompass the National Park’s ethos of being one of ‘Britain’s Breathing Spaces’. With over 3,300km of rights of way, the South Downs National Park offers a landscape as diverse as it is breath-taking.
Knepp Safaris Visit one of the largest rewilding projects in Lowland Britain. https://www.kneppsafaris.co.uk/
Encounter herds of wild ponies, cattle, deer and pigs as they roam 3,500 acres of Sussex, driving the forces of habitat regeneration.
Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate https://www.manningsheath.com/
Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate part of the Benguela Collection, which consists of Leonardslee House & Gardens, Lower Beeding, West Sussex, England and Benguela Cove Wine Estate in Walker Bay, Hermanus, Western Cape in South Africa.
Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens https://www.leonardsleegardens.co.uk/
A magnificent Grade II listed garden, which has been part of the largest garden restoration in England. These spectacular and ancient gardens are now open for the public having been closed for the nine years’ restoration, which was carried out with the aim to protect this magnificent heritage so that future generations get to enjoy these beautiful green spaces and flora and fauna within.
Arundel Castle https://www.arundelcastle.org/
Dating back to 1067, Arundel Castle boasts Norman features, historical events, paintings by the likes of Canaletto and Gainsborough in spectacular interiors, and exceptional gardens.
The Royal Pavilion https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/royalpavilion/
The Royal Pavilion is an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton with a colourful history. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this historic house mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China.
Parham House & Gardens https://www.parhaminsussex.co.uk/
Parham House is one of the country’s finest Elizabethan houses, set at the foot of the South Downs in West Sussex, this beautiful places has changed little over the centuries.
PLACES TO STAY…
Nest Stay – Pulborough
Luxury Accomodation in Pulborough
Welcome to Nest Stay (nest-stay.com)
One bed cottage in West Chiltington
Little Lakers – A cosy country retreat in the heart of West Sussex (pippamackenziecoaching.com)
Wooden Cabin on the South Downs Way
Arundel View Cottage
Luxury self catering accommodation in Arundel, with stunning surrounding countryside and views of the castle.
The Pig in the South Downs
Boutique hotel in Arundel.
Luxury self catering accommodation in Ashington
Glamping and Camping at Knepp
Gallops Farm Holiday Cottages
Cottages, Glamping and Camping in Findon