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From London: Downton Abbey and Village Coach Tour

1. From London: Downton Abbey and Village Coach Tour

Journey by comfortable air-conditioned coach towards the village of Bampton in Oxfordshire. Listen to an informative commentary about Downton Abbey and the locations you will visit along the way. Upon arrival in Bampton, take a guided walking tour of the village to see locations from the TV series, such as the post office and the house where Matthew Crawley lived before he moved to the abbey. Continue to Highclere Castle to enjoy approximately 3 hours to explore the house and grounds of the setting for Downton Abbey with the aid of a self-guided leaflet. Use the time to enjoy lunch at the castle (own expense) or purchase some souvenirs at the gift shop.

From London: Seven Sisters and South Downs Full-Day Tour

2. From London: Seven Sisters and South Downs Full-Day Tour

Catch the train to Brighton from London and climb aboard a luxury minibus on arrival. Journey to the beautiful South Downs and marvel at the rolling hills created over thousands of years by grazing animals. Visit Devil's Dyke to appreciate the view across the lowland weald, and learn how the landscape was formed before making your way to Middle Farm, where you can buy cheeses, sparkling wines or cider from Sussex. Continue along country lanes to Seven Sisters Country Park to see the Neolithic carving of the Longman of Wilmington. Go for a walk to Beachy Head and take stunning photos of the white cliffs before traveling to Birling Gap to look at the dramatic coastal erosion and to get your first glimpse of the Seven Sisters cliffs. Stop at Seaford Head to enjoy an iconic view of the Seven Sisters, and walk to the coastguard cottages to appreciate the area's beauty in full. Go for a stroll in Rudyard Kipling's gardens in Rottingdean, and then get some free time in Brighton or catch the train back to London straight away.

From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour

3. From Brighton: Seven Sisters and South Downs Tour

Meet your friendly and local driver-guide at the Brighton pick-up point. This ancient landscape is characterized by the rolling chalk hills, created over thousands of years by farmers grazing their animals.  Stop at the eerily named Devil's Dyke with views of up to 30 miles across the lowland Weald. Learn how this landscape was created and see the unique Devil's Dyke, the largest dry valley in the UK. Head to Middle Farm, a traditional Sussex farm that has been in the same family for over 200 years, offering the largest selection of Sussex produce in its farm shop. Stop for 30 minutes to have a good look around and grab a snack. Continue to the Seven Sisters Country Park and the white cliffs, passing through old country lanes to see the mysterious and ancient Longman of Wilmington, a huge Neolithic carving on the side of the Downs. Walk to the top of England's highest chalk cliff, measuring 530 feet. Stop at Seaford Head for the iconic view of The Seven Sisters.  Before returning to Brighton, stop in the village of Rottingdean. Stroll through the gardens of Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book, before transferring back to the city center, arriving back in Brighton at 5:00 PM.

London: Guided Day Trip to Brighton and Seven Sisters

4. London: Guided Day Trip to Brighton and Seven Sisters

Get a local perspective on both the top attractions and lesser-known parts of Brighton on this full-day tour from London with an exciting and flexible itinerary. After being picked up from your central London hotel in the morning, you’ll visit Brighton, Hove, and Seven Sisters, including a stopover at the cherished Brighton pier and iconic Royal Pavilion. You’ll also get the chance to explore England's newest addition to its natural attractions, South Downs National Park, stopping to enjoy a classic fish and chips lunch by the seaside along an action-packed day of sightseeing.

Private Brighton & Arundel Castle or Petworth House Day Tour

5. Private Brighton & Arundel Castle or Petworth House Day Tour

Spend the day in the beautiful Regency town of Brighton with its famous Royal Pavilion and lively Brighton Pier. Then continue to Arundel Castle, boasting magnificent grounds and overlooking the River Arun, or visit Petworth House, set in Capability Brown gardens. You will be picked up from your central London hotel and driven in style through the Sussex countryside south of London. Your chauffeur will give you a panoramic tour, stopping at the sites you most want to see. First you will travel to the lively seaside resort of Brighton, best known for its ornate Royal Pavilion, designed by John Nash in the style of as a mystical pleasure dome of the Kubla Khan. You will also have time to wander the energetic town’s beautiful Lanes, tiny shopping streets crammed with cafés, antique stores and boutiques. Next, visit Arundel Castle. The former home of the Duke of Norfolk for over 700 years it has magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun. Alternatively go to Petworth House, the stately home of the Duke of Somerset and rebuilt around 1690. Petworth houses one of the finest collections of paintings in England, as well as boasting gardens and a deer park landscaped by Capability Brown. Wander the antique stores of the village of Petworth before you return to London for your hotel drop-off.

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What people are saying about West Sussex

First time we visited Brighton. This tour is definitely a must see! Lawrence was great, very knowledgeable, knew all the stories behind the attractions! Gave us some very interesting facts and of course the view was spectacular! Visited some lovely villages too with friendly local people. Highly recommend this tour! The Seven Sisters was fantastic and Lawrence knew the best, hidden spots too! Thank you for a great day out! Timi & Rita from Hungary

Such a wonderful experience in the South Downs of Sussex! Our guide Lawrence was very knowledgeable and despite some less-than-ideal weather, made the trip very much worth it. Don’t get too carried away on the quaint stops along the route because time flies when you’re having this much fun!

Despite a cloudy and windy day in Brighton and Seven Sisters, Lawrence never failed to keep our spirits up with his humour and patience. Always happy to share his great wealth of knowledge of the area. My family thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Highly recommended!

This tour was fantastic! Loved the Seven Sisters and just the drive through the countryside getting there. Our guide was wonderful and love the smaller mode of transportation.

The day trip was very well planned and the guide kept us engaged and shared loads of info about the places we passed by. I highly suggest if anyone is looking forward :)