Places to visit and things to do

As well as being a destination in its own right (relaxing, recuperating, the beach and off course water sports), Long Island is the ideal location from which to explore Hampshire and West Sussex.

There are numerous attractions close by, for example Goodwood, the historic city of Chichester and Arundel Castle to the North and East and Portsmouth Historic Royal Dockyards to the West - only mentioning the world class attractions in the area. Further, the whole of the South Downs National Park and Chichester Harbour - an area of outstanding natural beauty - are close by. And not to forget, Bracklesham Bay itself is a tourist destination, together with Selsey Bill.

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Horse racing, motor racing, historic house and airfield, not to mention Glorious Goodwood, the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival
12 miles
24 mins
Fishbourne Roman Palace
Excavated Roman Palace (under cover) and recreated Roman gardens. The largest collection of Roman mosaics in the country. 
8 miles
17 mins
Chichester is made for exploring with its unique nooks and crannies. At its heart lies the Tudor Market Cross and Norman Cathedral. Ancient circular walls surround the city with four major thoroughfares which intersect at the central Tudor Market Cross.
8 miles
19 mins
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
The Museum is home to an impressive display of historic aircraft and a unique collection of aviation memorabilia stretching from the First World War through to the Cold War. Amongst the many attractions, are numerous interactive displays and several aircraft simulators for visitors to experience
10 miles
20 mins
Stansted Park
Stansted is a Grade II Listed Edwardian country house set on a 1,750-acre estate within the South Downs National Park. The house began as a hunting lodge in the 11th century, but was developed over many hundreds of years.
15 miles
31 mins
Royal Marines Museum
Explore the fascinating history of the Royal Marines. Take a walk through history from 1664 and learn about the lives of the extraordinary people who have become Royal Marines.
23.5 miles
35 mins
Southsea Castle
Built in 1544, the Castle was part of a series of fortifications constructed by Henry VIII around England's coasts to protect the country from invaders.
26 miles
39 mins
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Situated within a working Naval Base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future - a must see for anyone visiting the south of England.
24.7 miles
35 mins
Portchester Castle The most impressive and best-preserved of the Roman 'Saxon Shore' forts, Portchester Castle was originally built in the late 3rd century. An exhibition in the keep interprets the history of the castle and Portchester village, and displays finds excavated on site. 24.1 miles
35 mins
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson
This imposing Victorian fort is home to the Royal Armouries national collection of artillery – The Big Guns. The museum’s displays trace the development of artillery from pre-gunpowder siege machines to modern-day super guns. There are over 350 big guns on display.
24 miles
35 mins
Earnley Butterflies Birds and Beasts
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2.2 miles
7 mins
Arundel Castle & Gardens
Arundel Castle is one of the longest inhabited country houses in England. Many of the original features such as the crenellated Norman keep, gatehouse and barbican and the lower part of Bevis Tower survive. Between the 1870s and 1890s the house was almost completely rebuilt and the magnificent architecture in Gothic style is considered to be one of the great works of Victorian England.
19 miles
30 mins
Weald & Downland Museum
Traditional buildings in a rural landscape that tell the story of the men, women and children who lived and worked in them over a 600-year period. Explore the 50-acre site and visit some of our 50 exhibit buildings. Many of the exhibit houses are furnished to recreate historic domestic interiors.
14.5 miles
27 mins

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