PLACES TO GO
Welcome to the “Places to Go” section of our website.
We operate in many parts of East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey. Our buses serve many towns and cities of interest such as Brighton, Chichester, Lewes, Arundel, Worthing, Godalming and Guildford which are great destinations in their own right for a day out. However our services will also take you to attractions and places of interest “off the beaten track”. We have put together a list, by no means exhaustive, of local places that can be accessed by our services so that you can go exploring without the hassle of driving or parking worries.
We hope it will inspire you to use our more rural routes to explore the wide variety of places to be found across our network and travel through the beautiful countryside, downs and woodlands of the South Eastern counties.
In some instances we have negotiated special discounts for those arriving by bus and details are included. We have also provided website links so that you can obtain full information including opening times and admission charges.
WINKWORTH ARBORETUM 42
Beautiful hillside arboretum containing more than 1000 different shrubs and trees, especially beautiful in Spring and Autumn.
Delightful small town of cobbled streets, alleways, tea rooms and antique shops. Magnificent 17th century National Trust mansion set in a beautiful park landscaped by Capability Brown.
BIGNOR ROMAN VILLA 99
Stunning remains of a Roman Villa and farm with world-class mosaic floors in remote Downland setting. Family friendly events throughout the Summer.
Special discount price of £3 for mug of tea or coffee and locally made cake on production of bus ticket.
SPECIAL NOTE: Journeys to/from Bignor Roman Villa on Service 99 MUST be prebooked by telephoning 01903 264776.
WOODS MILL, SMALL DOLE 100/106
Headquarters of the Sussex Wildlife Trust and an interesting nature reserve with lakes, woodlands and meadows.
BRAMBER and BRAMBER CASTLE 100/106
Pretty Sussex village featuring the 15th century Grade I St. Marys House with the best late 15th century timber framing in the county. The Romantic ruins of Bramber Castle built soon after 1066 overlook the River adur.
PULBOROUGH BROOKS 100
One of the best places for wildlife in the UK. RSPB Visitor Centre open all year including wetlands, woodlands and heathland; a haven for a wide range of wildlife, a great day out for all ages.
EAST GRINSTEAD 261
SHEFFIELD PARK 121 (Sats),
Steam trains on the Bluebell Railway run through the beautiful Sussex Weald and now run through to East Grinstead. Enjoy the Victorian atmosphere of this well run and established heritage line with the largest collection of Southern Railway Locomotives in the UK. Variety of special themed events throughout the year.
SPECIAL DISCOUNT ON PRESENTATION OF BUS TICKET AT TICKET OFFICE £2.50 adult, £1.25 child
ASHDOWN FOREST 261
Route 261 traverses the heart of the forest, ideal for walks in the woodlands and valleys and through the gorse and heather of the heathland. It stops outside the Ashdown Forest Visitors Centre and just a short walk from the Wych Cross stop is the more unusual but fascinating Ashdown Forest Llama Park.
SHEFFIELD PARK GARDEN 121 (SATS)
A visit for all seasons. Magnificent informal landscape garden laid out by Capability Brown with beautiful lakes linked by waterfalls and cascades. Especially wonderful in Autumn.
Alfriston lies in the Cuckmere Valley and is the epitome of an English village with historic shops, pubs and tea rooms. The medieval Clergy House was the first building to be acquired by the National Trust and well worth a visit.
FIRLE PLACE 125
Set at the foot of the Sussex Downs in glorious parkland and with splendid gardens. Originally Tudor but remodelled in the 18th century and now resembling a French Chateau. Houses collection of Old Master paintings, fine furniture and beautiful Sevres porcelain.
CHARLESTON FARMHOUSE 125
Home and country meeting place for the writers, painters and intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury Group. The interior was painted by the artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell and together with their collection forms a unique example of their decorative style.
MONKS HOUSE, RODMELL 123
Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s 17th century country retreat nestled in the heart of rural Sussex. Contains many beautiful and interesting artefacts and decorations.
DRUSILLA’S PARK 125/126
Widely regarded as the best small zoo in the country with hundreds of exotic animals from monkeys and crocodiles to penguins and meerkats but with lots more as well including Go Wild!, Go Bananas! Amazon Adventure and Thomas the Tank Engine. A great day out for the family.