Steyning is one of the prettiest Sussex country towns in a fantastic location at the foot of the South Downs. It is on both the South Downs Way, approximately halfway between Winchester and Eastbourne, which also forms part of the famous Monarch's Way and Downslink - the 36 mile footpath and bridleway linking Guildford with Shoreham.
Steyning is the perfect base for exploring the South Downs with convenient transport links from London, Brighton and the Sussex coast.
What's in and around Steyning?
Steyning has a long history, and has existed since Anglo-Saxon times. Just wandering along the streets and lanes you will see stunning examples of architecture from the Medieval to the Georgian period. The local Grammar School is over 400 years old, and although it has since expanded, the original buildings are still in use. The fascinating Steyning Museum is free and open all year round - it's well worth a visit.
There are four pubs (with three serving food) and several more restaurants and cafes, and the High Street is predominantly made up of interesting, independent retailers. There is a small Co-op supermarket, but most of your day to day needs can be met by our local fruit and veg shop, butchers and bakers.
Don't miss Cobblestone Walk - a surprising community of small businesses
hiding in a courtyard surrounding the Cobblestone Tea House.
There are simply too many attractions in and around Steyning to list here. For a small flavour of what you can do to enhance your stay, please check our Things to Do page.
Please also look at the fantastic VisitSteyning site.