Nestled below the South Downs, is the small historic market town of Steyning. It is located at the north end of the River Adur gap.
Steyning is one of the prettiest Sussex towns originating in Saxon times with a history that dates back to at least the 8th century.
It has more or less everything - a fine high street, historic buildings, good shops and lovely countryside nearby. There are still plenty of old buildings in Steyning including Tudor style half timbered houses and some smart Georgian town houses too.
Steyning is one of the few places where there seem to be more independent retailers than high street chains. Steyning is easy paced and enjoyable as a consequence of this variety of old-fashioned and more modern small shops and the school is only a short walk away from the High Street.
The town has its own Museum, beautiful Church of St Andrew’s & St Cuthman with Norman carvings and other treasures on show and The Steyning Festival is one of the best small arts festivals around www.steyningfestival.co.uk
The South Downs Way passes just to the south of Steyning at Botolphs, climbing towards some wonderful countryside around the Steyning Bowl www.steyningsouthdowns.co.uk
From the main high street you can walk up onto the South Downs to Chanctonbury Ring.
Nearby attractions include the gorgeous village of Bramber, with its ruined castle and St Mary's House and Gardens and the river.
Steyning is in a beautiful part of the West Sussex Countryside, 12 miles from Brighton, 9 miles from Worthing, four miles from Shoreham-by-sea and within easy reach of Chichester and many pretty seaside towns and Sussex villages.