The Heritage Centre is set on a meander loop of the River Arun, a mile from the historic town of Arundel. The valley rises up behind the centre and footpaths take you into the gentle hills of the South Downs. The partly wooded gardens are carpeted by snowdrops in spring and the veranda provides welcome shade on summer days.
A riverside footpath takes you into the centre of Arundel with a 30 minute stroll, allowing you to enjoy magnificent views of the castle, cathedral and hills. The coast at Littlehampton and Climping is just a 10 minute drive.
The Convent of the Poor Clares at Crossbush is a short distance away.
Nearby towns include:
- Arundel: one thousand years of history make up this riverside town crammed full with antiques shops, cafes, restaurants and art galleries
- Chichester: 10 miles west and a town since Roman times with exclusive shopping, award winning modern art gallery and new museum, cathedral, parks and Roman walls
- Brighton: 20 miles east for those who prefer a more vibrant, cosmopolitan scene