Historic Homes to Explore near Woodgate

Historic Homes to Explore near Woodgate

Nestled in the picturesque countryside of West Sussex, the Chichester area surrounding our Wings Wood homes is a haven of nature, rich English heritage and grand old stately homes to swan around for an idyllic Saturday afternoon.

Here's the lowdown on some top spots within a 30-minute drive of Wings Wood that will feed your desire to soak up some good old-fashioned country charm, whether it’s a couple's day out or little people are in tow.

1. Petworth House and Park

Immerse yourself in the striking grandeur of Petworth House, a stunning 17th-century mansion nestled amidst breathtaking 700-acre parklands. Marvel at the art collection, opulent interiors, and try spotting some deer as you roam through the expansive grounds, kids and dogs in tow if you have them. When hunger strikes, there’s a charming café on site and a beautiful village famous for its antique shops with more options to explore.

2. Uppark House and Garden

Stroll hand in hand through the dreamy gardens of Uppark House, where blossoming flowers and panoramic views set the scene of an old romantic novel, perfect for couples seeking a relaxed day out surrounded by nature and a touch of old-world charm. The elegant 17th-century mansion burned down a few decades ago but has been restored to stately home perfection to sit beautifully in one of the most stunning parts of the country.

3. Weald and Downland Living Museum

Get ready for some good old family fun at the Weald and Downland Living Museum, an open-air wonderland that's as cool as it gets when it comes to pleasing the whole entourage, whatever the age. Let the kids run wild as they explore the historic buildings and take part in interactive workshops. This spot is as fun as it is educational, and you don’t have to have kids to get a kick out of it.

4. Chichester Cathedral

Whether you practice religion or not, get ready to gasp at the architectural splendour of Chichester Cathedral, a marvel of medieval craftsmanship and artistic beauty. Couples seeking a tranquil escape after a busy week will love the guided tour, admiring the stunning stained-glass windows, and generally enjoying the serene atmosphere amidst breathtaking architecture.

5. Arundel Castle

Embark on a majestic adventure at Arundel Castle, a breathtaking medieval castle set amidst stunning gardens and overlooking the River Arun. Check for exciting family events that may be running, or simply explore the extensive grounds, and be captivated by the rich history and heritage that surrounds this iconic landmark.

Residents of Wings Wood in Woodgate will be surrounded by the stunning natural landscape of West Sussex with a vast array of homes, National Trust and English Heritage sites on their doorstep, each different but equally appealing and with remarkable history. Whether you’re looking for a chilled day out as a couple or something to entertain a young family, this blend of cultural immersion and natural splendour is bound to deliver.


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