West Sussex is a county located in the south of England. It borders East Sussex to the east, Hampshire to the west and Surrey to the north. To the south is the English Channel.
It makes up part of the historic county of Sussex, which centuries ago was a medieval kingdom. Today, there is a vast multitude of places to get an Afternoon Tea in West Sussex.
People have inhabited this beautiful area of the UK since the Old Stone Age. In fact, it was here that the oldest hominin remains known in Britain were discovered.
During the Roman era, the West Sussex Weald became vital for iron production. By AD 477, the Kingdom of Sussex had been founded, later absorbed into Wessex under the Anglo-Saxons. West Sussex was eventually made a single ceremonial county in 1974.
This county, known for its Wealden, downland and coastal scenery, has much to offer visitors. Over half of its landmass is protected countryside, offering a variety of recreational opportunities.
Developed areas include Chichester, the county town and the only city in West Sussex, as well as Crawley and Worthing. Other good places to have an Afternoon Tea in West Sussex are Horsham, Bognor Regis, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath.