Easter Getaways Less Than 1 Hour from Worthing

Many city dwellers would definitely be envious of the lifestyle enjoyed by residents in Worthing, nevertheless, it is nice to enjoy a change of scenery and to truly relax without the urge to complete 101 domestic chores in your spare time at home!

Even if you cannot afford to be away too long, the old adage 'a change is as good as a rest' definitely applies to a weekend mini-break from Worthing and the great news is that there are plenty of places to visit, right on your doorstep!

A room to suit your wallet!

There is no need to book into a hotel unless you prefer to, as there are many smaller places on Booking.com and some well-priced homes in family homes available on AirBnB which can all add to the fun of your breakaway or if you are feeling daring, there is the opportunity to try glamping too!

So where is there near home that can fit the bill for a quick getaway?

Arundel, home to the Duke of Norfolk

Top of the list must be Arundel, which lies just eight miles away from Worthing. It is the perfect place to relax and wander around its glorious castle that has been home to the Duke of Norfolk and his ancestors for more than 1,000 years. There are tapestries, beautiful furniture and old paintings to admire, as well as the beautiful Fitzalan Chapel and the gardens with their impressive glass house and rose gardens.

Arundel Museum is the south coast's newest museum and tells the long and colourful history of the town. During the spring and summer months there are interesting guided walks – what better way to discover the town?

A rich maritime history

Another good choice for good relaxation is Portsmouth which is great fun especially if you enjoy a nautical theme. There are ships to explore including the Tudor ship Mary Rose that was recovered in 1982. Henry VIII watched her sink from Southsea – so why not follow in his footsteps?

There are some great museums to explore too including the Royal Marine Museum and the D Day Museum as well as two stunning cathedrals. For those who enjoy learning about life under the waves, the town's Sealife Centre is really interesting.

Beautiful Chichester

Chichester is the only city in West Sussex and situated on the edge of the South Downs is an attractive place to relax and enjoy. Its 11th century cathedral is the only cathedral that can be seen from the English Channel – who knew? There is the lovely walled garden of Bishop's Palace to relax in and Pallant House Gallery which features 20th century artists.

For those who enjoy walking, there is the Centurions Trail which leads from country to city, on to the coast and then the Witterings. Shopping is fun too with regular markets and fairs and plenty of independent shops as well as the 'big names'.

Tranquil Hove

For years, Hove has been linked with its bigger cousin Brighton, but it does have a different character as it is quieter, more up-market and definitely more tranquil. As Sir Laurence Olivier pointed out many years ago, one lives in Hove and doesn't clump it with Brighton!

Situated just west of Brighton, it is a delightful town with good restaurants, great pubs and interesting shops including Keep it Vintage for great pieces of vintage furniture and Bobby & Dandy, a treasure trove of women's and men's clothing from the 1950's and 60's.

Typically English!

If you would like to visit somewhere that is quintessentially English with pretty cottages with roses around the doorway, white sand beaches, good swimming and some great country pubs, look no further than the Witterings.

East and West Wittering are two charming twin villages that nestle in an 'area of outstanding natural beauty'. The villages are situated on the Manhood Peninsula, south west of Chichester on the Hampshire border and have so many lovely surprises to discover including an excellent fudge shop!

Whatever you decide to do, we wish you an enjoyable Easter break!