The Blacksmiths is ideally positioned as a base from which to explore the Sussex countryside and the nearby attractions of Brighton, Eastbourne and Tunbridge Wells.
A list of other nearby attractions is below. Use the links to find out more about each one.
- Amex Stadium
The home of the Brighton & Hove Albion Football team. If you are going to a match or other event at the stadium, then the Blacksmiths Arms is just up the road and an ideal base for your trip.
- Brighton Royal Pavillion
Built for the Prince Regent, later King George IV, in stages between 1787 and 1823, the Royal Pavilion is remarkable for its exotic oriental appearance both inside and out.
- Palace Pier
The Brighton Marine Palace and Pier is a pleasure pier in Brighton, England. It is generally known as the Palace Pier for short.
World famous opera house. Festival runs from mid May to late August and there are previews of their touring season in the autumn.
- Lewes Castle
Climb to the top of this 1000 year old Norman Castle for stunning panoramic views across Sussex.
- Bluebell Railway
Steaming through the heart of the Sussex Weald. The railway is operated by volunteers of the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society.
- Sheffield Park
Internationally renowned landscape garden and parkland.
Outstanding 20th-century garden, set around a romantic house and ruins, in beautiful woodland.
- Wakehurst Place
The National Trust's most visited place. Open throughout the year, Wakehurst is the country estate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
- Millennium Seed Bank
The Millennium Seed Bank Project is an international conservation project coordinated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Ardingly is a parish of around 700 dwellings lying in most attractive wooded scenery within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling
- Plumpton Racecourse
Plumpton Racecourse is one of the leading small Jumps racecourses, with 16 race-meetings in 2012 including a popular Ladies Day, Easter Family Festival and Friday Party Night Evening Race-meeting.
The All England Jumping Course at Hickstead is an equestrian sport centre.
- Stanmer Park
Stanmer Park consists of over 5,000 acres of open and wooded land, mostly open access for walkers.
- The South Downs Way
Experience some of the finest countryside between Winchester, first capital of England, and the white chalk cliffs of Eastbourne.