About

Worthing is the largest town in West Sussex, and a thriving shopping, dining, entertainment and business centre.

A delight for visitors and residents alike who benefit from its fabulous location nestled between an award winning beach and coast and the glorious South Downs. Being conveniently located on a major road and rail network makes getting here really simple too.

Did you know

Oscar Wilde wrote The Importance of Being Earnest whilst living in Worthing. This is why the hero of the play is called Jack Worthing. The author was spending the summer of 1895 here, with his family.

Recreation

Worthing has plenty on offer to see and do with a great selection of visitor attractions for fabulous days out.

Rugged coastline, beautiful countryside, historical houses and gardens, wonderful wildlife and charming villages, there’s plenty for everyone.

Brooklands Go Karts offers a track designed to put your skills to the test, whether your an experienced driver or a complete beginner! It’s just a 5 minute drive from the hospital.

Landmarks

Shoreham airport is the oldest licensed airfield in the UK and has a beautiful Grade II listed art deco style Terminal Building. Guided tours can be arranged for anyone wishing to see and hear the history of the airfield.

Cissbury Ring, situated just north of the town, is one of the jewels in the crown of the new South Downs National Park. It’s the largest hill fort in Sussex and has a history dating back over 5,000 years. On a clear day you can see across to the chalk cliffs beyond Brighton and as far as the Isle of Wight.

Worthing’s pier was the thirteenth to be built in England and it officially opened on 12 April 1862. The South end pavilion is a night club and the Pavilion Theatre sits at the North end. An amusement arcade is in the middle of the Pier. It is a regular attraction for people to take a stroll along the deck and for fishing.

Shopping

Worthing town centre offers good high street shopping from departmental stores to independent retailers and the quaint and curious. A general market comes to Montague Street every Wednesday. Watch out for specialist markets throughout the year including French, Continental and Italian.

The major shopping centres of Brighton, Portsmouth and Chichester are all within an hour’s travel. Arundel and Petworth are well known as the regional centres for antiques.

Culture

The Dome Cinema is a stunning Edwardian cinema that has  recently celebrated its centenary. for film times and other information please visit their website www.domecinema.co.uk

Eating out in Worthing is a real treat! From award winning fish and chips to champagne and oysters you can enjoy almost any fish you care to name. In addition, the eclectic mix of restaurants in Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea provides a huge variety of dishes from around the world to tempt every palate whatever the occasion.

Brighton and Hove’s Artists Open Houses in an event that takes place twice a year where local artists open their homes to the public. Visitors can expect to see a wide range of art and have the opportunity to speak to the artists. This event is free for visitors and runs during the Brighton Festival.

For more information go to www.visitworthing.co.uk