Pulborough might not be at the top of your list when visiting the South Downs but this up and coming tourist destination is well worth a visit and you might be surprised at some of the things you can see in this hidden part of the world. If you are unsure about whether to visit this village or not, keep reading as down below we have put together some of the best things to do in and around Pulborough.
Parham House and Gardens
Located in the centre of an ancient deer park, Parham House and Gardens is a peaceful Elizabethan establishment whose rooms were restored by the Pearson family in 1922. It served as a home to evacuee children throughout World War 2 and in 1948, it was open to the public. The Great Hall, Long Gallery and Great Chamber are the main rooms in the house which feature an extensive collection of paintings and furniture from throughout the ages. Outside, it has a four-acre walled garden which houses a greenhouse, orchard and herb garden with a stone Wendy house for the little ones.
Bignor Roman Villa
Bignor Roman Villa is the remarkable ruins of a Roman villa with the main talking points being the stunning mosaic floors. It’s one of the biggest villas open to the public within the UK where you can walk on original flooring which dates back to 350 AD. The Georgian buildings which are protecting the site have been recently restored and are significant as they house archaeological finds from the area and some of the mosaics. If you fancy a walk, Nyetimber Vineyard is a great choice to have an afternoon stroll where you can explore the very best of nature that the South Downs National Park has got to offer.
Pulborough Brooks is a nature lover’s paradise, where there are wet meadows and ditches inhabited by unusual aquatic flora and fauna. There is also a wide range of birds nests here, such as skylarks, lapwings and barn owls so you better have your camera ready to snap some amazing creatures in their natural habitat.