South Downs Bed and Breakfast, Cheap Hotel and Guest House Accommodation
South Downs National Park is in Hampshire, East and West Sussex. Its a vast area from Winchester in the West of the South Downs to Beachy Head and is the newest UK National Park. It is a beautiful area of wide open spaces, ancient woodlands, lowland heath, chalk grasslands and spectacular coast backed in places with high white cliffs. There are winding country roads leading to historic villages where the hustle and bustle of daily life seems just a dream. There's plenty to see and a variety of entertainments for all members of the family.
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The Downs near Brighton are easy to reach by local transport or bike. Climb up on Devils Dyke or access this high point on the downs by open top bus. You can enjoy the panoramic views and watch hang gliders and micro light aircraft whilst having a picnic. Nearby Clayton village has fascinating 11th century wall paintings of the "Last Judgement" in the church and the "Jack and Jill" windmills are near. Westmeston, a small settlement with a church, is said to be haunted by a headless dog! Look out for Late Spider Orchid and the Adonis Blue Butterfly which thrive in the chalk grasslands around here. There are nature walks for all abilities. You can experience the trails up and around Portsdown Hill nature reserve with its fantastic views of the sea near Portsmouth or try the reserves around Arundel and the Arun Valley where you can take a boat trip on the river.
Alfreston's village contains the thatched and timber framed Clergy House, individual shops for unusual gifts, a church dubbed locally as "The Cathedral of the Downs", an ancient market cross and much more.
Winchester with its beautiful cathedral, historic buildings, view points, fabulous shopping, and museums is within minutes walk of the downs. Stroll along the scenic river Itchen at Ichen Abbas with its swans, ducks and geese. The area around here is famous for its watercress and the local businesses are very inventive with different ways to serve it. Try watercress and pork sausages, watercress scones or perhaps watercress and stilton soup at one of the many quaint local restaurants and pubs. You could also try washing it down with a local beers from Itchen Valley Brewery.
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