The county of West Sussex is situated in the south of England and borders East Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey. West Sussex has a population of over 780,000 residents and the county town is Chichester. West Sussex is well known for its countryside, stately homes and historic castles. Half of the countryside is protected and offers popular walking and cycling ground for visitors and residents alike. Average house prices in the area are £273,000. Detached and semi-detached houses are common, the average price for a detached house is £427,000, the average price for a semi-detached house is £252,000 and average monthly rental costs are £1,080. more
West Sussex is the home to many successful businesses including The Body Shop in Littlehampton, Virgin Atlantic Airways, British Airways and TUI Travel in Crawley and Network Technology in Burgess Hill. The county is well positioned near a number of the UK’s main motorways and the M23 motorway connects West Sussex directly with London. Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest and busiest international airport and is situated in Crawley, Gatwick handles over 32 million passengers every year.
The Castles in Sussex are mainly a legacy of the Norman Conquest. Arundel Castle was restored during the 19th century. Bamber Castle and Knepp Castle have not been restored and are left in their ruined states but welcome tourists with information and guided tours.
The British seaside holiday resorts have declined in popularity due to the increase in cheaper flights abroad. However, Bognor Regis is one of the more popular destinations and still welcomes holidaymakers every summer with family fun and entertainment.
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|Largest County City:||Crawley|
|Population density:||393 / km²|