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West Sussex is bordered by the counties of Surrey in the North, Hampshire in the West and East Sussex naturally enough to the East. The southern border is the English Channel including such popular seaside towns as Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and Worthing.
The administrative seat is at Chichester where the West Sussex County Council have their main office. It is a largely rural county with plenty of green open spaces including a long stretch of the beautiful South Downs and the High Weald, towards the north of the county, that boasts some very attractive scenery. The coastal strip between the Downs and the Channel has always been popular with visitors and residents alike. Trains to London and along the coast are readily available and in the summer the beaches are enjoyed by many.
Probably the oldest town in the county is Chichester with the Romans to thank for building a fort and making it a port for supplies from France. The nearby Chichester harbour is nowadays full of pleasure boats throughout the year and Fishbourne has a unique Roman Palace and museum with the largest collection of in-situ mosaics in Britain.
The county boasts an international airport at Gatwick just to the north of Crawley, and several important visitor attractions such as the castle at Arundel and Cowdray Castle Ruins at Midhurst, country estate at Wakehurst Place, a magnificent racecourse at Goodwood and of course the beautiful Chichester Cathedral.