In medieval times Kent, Surrey and Sussex were known as The Weald. The word is Old English and means ‘woodland’, giving you a clue as to what the most prominent feature of these counties used to be. Remains of the forest that covered most of the three counties are still evident. Attractions such as Ashdown Forest have managed to preserve pieces of the ancient woodland. But there’s much more to Kent, Surrey and Sussex than just trees. There are plenty of attractions too, making any of them perfect for a family holiday.
Places to visit in Sussex
Spread across two counties and with the country’s newest National Park spanning its borders, Sussex lies along the south coast and is a playground for weary Londoners who want to get back to nature and recharge their batteries. Whether you’re here for a week-long stay in a luxury cottage or are looking for great days out or weekend breaks, Sussex is just an hour’s train journey from the Capital – but its rolling hills and chalk uplands could be a million miles from the hustle and bustle of city life. Here are our favourite places to visit in West and East Sussex:
Cottage breaks for couples
Cottage breaks for couples are usually regarded as a romantic break away that gives you a chance to spend some time with your special partner. But snuggling up in front of the fire together at the end of the day is just one aspect of a luxury cottage break. There’s so much more available for couples to enjoy, so here are a few suggestions to make your holiday with your partner even more special:
Romantic Cottage Holidays
Why wait until Valentine’s Day to whisk someone special off to a romantic tryst in the countryside? The opportunity to say ‘I love you’ is there all year round, and across the UK there are plenty of romantic cottages for that just-the-two-of-you break away. Whether it’s an impulsive last-minute idea or a carefully planned holiday, a few days away in a secluded, luxury cottage can be just the thing to ignite the passion and fire into a relationship once again. Whether your idea of a romantic weekend is a long walk on the moors, beachcombing on the coast, or chilling in a hot tub with a glass of Champagne (or why not all 3…), we have the destination that fits the bill. Here are five of our favourite spots for year-round romantic breaks:
Sussex has plenty to offer everyone. Just an hour from London, it’s a little piece of rural heaven on the south coast that’s been reviving the flagging spirits of city dwellers for centuries. But during the winter months it takes on a sublime beauty that’s unique to this part of the country, and it’s also the perfect opportunity for romantic couples to make a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and spend some quality time together. You don’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day to get romantic – why not spend a romantic Christmas break exploring Sussex’s secrets? Here are some romantic Sussex secrets for a couples Christmas.
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