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Located in Nyetimber, West Sussex, the stunning Pagham Harbour is nearby, where many species of birds can be seen in a glorious and peaceful nature reserve and wetland site for wildlife – one of the few undeveloped stretches of the Sussex coast. Pagham Harbour is internationally recognised as a site breeding shorebirds, in particular little terns, ringed plovers, and oystercatchers. It is a beautiful site of mudflats and salt marshes – so this is an ideal centre for those who want to explore the local countryside.

The lovely city of Chichester

Also close by is the walled Roman city of Chichester just four miles away with its ancient cathedral, festival theatre – one of the UK’s flagship theatres, renowned for the exceptionally high standard of its productions ­ and easily accessible town centre with a wide range of high street stores and independent shops plus the highly acclaimed and award winning Pallant House gallery with collections of Modern British art and an innovative range of exhibitions and events on view.

For those who like all things yachting, four miles west are the picturesque harbours of Itchenor, Dell Quay and Bosham. Beware the incoming tide if you park on Bosham beach!

Glorious Goodwood

If it’s vintage cars or horseracing you’re interested in, then the Goodwood Estate is nestled a few miles away in the South Downs with its famous motor circuit (hosting events such as The Goodwood Revival and the annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles, Festival of Speed) horseracing track or Glorious Goodwood and the Cass Foundation Sculpture Park with 26 acres of land displaying the very best in large-scale contemporary sculpture including sculptures by Sir Anthony Caro, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, Rachel Whiteread, Tony Cragg, Antony Gormley and Sara Barker amongst others. All this plus, quite often, the unique sight of seeing Spitfires flying from the aerodrome!

There is the Chichester golf club (‘Home to the Mother of all Holes’) situated in Hunston, which is renowned for The Cathedral Course – ‘one of the toughest front nines around’.

Further afield is Arundel with its castle. The seat of the Dukes of Norfolk and set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens, Arundel Castle has been open to visitors seasonally for nearly 200 years. It is one of the great treasure houses of England, each having its own unique place in history and is home to priceless works of art.

Then there is Felpham, where the artist, poet, printmaker and mystic, William Blake wrote the hymn Jerusalem and Songs of Innocence and of Experience. The whole area is known for its 18th century visionaries. Bognor Regis and Aldwick, just three miles away offer a Blue Flag awarded beach with miles of sand for safe clean bathing when the tide is out.

If you have any questions regarding the area, don’t hesitate to contact us. The Inglenook Hotel, 255 Pagham Road, Nyetimber, West Sussex PO21 3QB. (01243) 262495, Fax (01243) 262668, reception@the-inglenook.com