Things To Do

West Dean College in West Sussex is located just six miles north of the city of Chichester and a few minutes' drive from Goodwood Racecourse.

Nestled in the South Downs, Chichester is a diverse city rich in arts and culture and offers beautiful countryside, sandy beaches, fishing villages and historical attractions.The historic city offers plenty of things to do with its stunning Cathedral, Georgian shopping centre, museums, galleries and more.

Whether you are staying with us for a relaxing break or looking for adventure, you will find something in the area that will appeal to you...

Goodwood House

4.5 miles
01243 755048

Stunning Regency home of the Dukes of Richmond and Gordon set in one of the finest sporting estates in the world.

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

1 mile
01243 811348

Discover 50 original historic buidings rescued and reconstructed, including medieval farmstead,17th century watermill and Tudor kitchen.

Chichester Cathedral

5.5 miles
01243 782595

Magnificent 900 year old Cathedral with treasures ranging from medieval stone carvings to world famous contemporary artworks. Free guided tours.

Chichester Ship Canal

8 miles
01243 771363

The Canal Centre a beautiful location to relax or take a narrow boat trip, fish, row, walk or cycle.

Fishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens

10 miles
01243 785859

Internationally important archaelogical site and the largest collection of in-situ Roman mosaic floors in Britain.

Stansted Park

12 miles
023 92 412265

Beautiful Edwardian house set in 1700 acres. Magnificent state rooms and extensive servants quarters open to visitors. Walled garden and arboretum also open.

Arundel Castle

16 miles
01903 882173

11th century castle, home of the Dukes of Norfolk for neary 1,000 years, with superb collection of paintings, furniture and armour on view. Victorian gardens to visit.

Chichester Festival Theatre

5 miles
01243 781312

One of the UK's flagship theatres with an international reputation for producing work of the highest quality, ranging from large-scale musicals to distinguished dramas.

Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve

11 miles
01273 492630

Nature reserve containing one of the finest yew forests in Western Europe, including a grove of ancient trees which are among the oldest living things in Britain.

Cass Sculpture Foundation

6 miles
01243 538449

Sculpture organisation and outdoor museum devoted to the promotion of 21st century British sculpture through public commissions and exhibitions.

Help preserve our future

West Dean is part of a registered charity and relies on the support of generous donors, friends, legacies to help us deliver world-class education in conservation and the creative arts and maintain our award-winning gardens.

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