About Visit South Downs

What is Visit South Downs?

Visit South Downs is owned & operated by South Downs Tourism. We are a non-profit organisation set up with the explicit purpose of marketing the South Downs National Park and surrounding areas locally, nationally and internationally.

How is Visit South Downs funded?

Visit South Downs receives no public funding. We do all our creative & digital work in-house so that we can provide an extremely personal 7-day a week service to the tourism sector – after all, the hospitality industry never sleeps!

The Visit South Downs website provides information on where to stay, what to do, where to eat and drink and how to get here, and is the perfect shop window to the world for the South Downs and surrounding areas.

We want to support our members of South Downs Tourism with free & discounted training courses, business networking events and business showcase days.

We work with national and international journalists to organise press visits and media coverage. We also work alongside travel writers and publications too.

Who is behind it all?

South Downs Tourism, a non-profit organisation, was set up to drive the establishment of the independent voice of tourism. Visit South Downs is our initiative across the South Downs & surrounding areas, this site is ran by tourism, for tourism.


Our mission is to promote and enable the economy of the South Downs National Park and neighbouring areas to create a world class visitor experience through tourism, destination marketing, skills development and other relevant industry services.


We have defined the destinations we will cover as those within the boundary of the South Downs National Park, or within a short travelling distance (no more than 10 miles).

If you feel there are additional locations that should be listed on the site, that you cannot see on locations page then please contact us and contribute the information needed to gain the relevant listing.


Within our Destinations and Travel Guides we are developing directories. These are listing to promote the economy of the South Downs National Park and surrounding areas. We will consider listings from the themes below. For details on the costs of listings, please see our membership benefits page.

Directory Themes

  • Accommodation Providers (Hotels, B&Bs, Self Catering, Camp sites etc)
  • Tour Providers / Walking Guides
  • Visitor Attractions
  • Organisations providing Visitor Services (luggage transfer etc)
  • Tourist Information Centres
  • Food & Drink venues (Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Pubs etc)
  • Retail (shopping & services)
  • Other tourism related organisations

Travel Guides

Our travel guides content is supported by WikiVoyage & WikiTravel under the Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 Licence we are progressively working through the information listed to validate it and ensure it is correct and up-to-date, however we cannot be held responsible for any incorrect information listed as a matter of good will.

Legal Stuff

This site is owned & operated by South Downs Tourism, a non-profit organisation.

Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England & Wales under company number 13457317. Registered Office: Hardham Mill, Unit G2, London Road, Pulborough, RH20 1LA.

We are independent of the South Downs National Park Authority.

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