An enchanting haven of cosmopolitan seaside resorts, white chalk cliffs and unique natural splendour, Sussex is chock-full of charm. The UK’s South Eastern region is a mixture of traditional, old-world appeal like the seaside resort of Eastbourne and the contemporary, culture-filled vibrancy of Brighton’s bohemian heart. Where booming town centres sit peacefully alongside quaint and historic rural villages. And the only noise heard from quiet coastal communities is the gentle, ambient crashing of waves. Impressive medieval castles like Arundel and Bodiam are still largely intact, and cultivated country estates, with blossoming botanical gardens, stand out above the landscape. Within the South Downs National Park, peaceful country villages like Broad Oak Brede and Battle to the east sit on the doorstep of majestic hills, colourful patchwork fields and sun-dappled bluebell woods, creating the perfect setting for placid rambles in the country. From coast to countryside, cosy, traditional tea rooms scatter some of the county’s favourite walking destinations. While scores of independent shops, bars, cafes and delis line the narrow streets and twisting alleyways of Brighton’s famous ‘Lanes’ district.