Things to do locally

South Downs Way

South Downs Way

The famous 100 mile long South Downs Way runs from Winchester to Eastbourne.  Upper Barn is approximately half way along, with access directly onto the path, so perfect for passing hikers and bikers!
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Amberley Museum

A 15 minute walk from Upper Barn, the museum has plenty to entertain the whole family.  Featuring restored buildings, live demontrations, vintage vehicles and its own narrow gauge railway.  With events including classic car shows, steam demontrations and school holiday entertainment.  For further information on the museum click here.

Arundel & Castle

A short drive from Amberley is the historic town of Arundel with plenty of antique shops, art galleries pubs and restaurants.  A restored medieval castle stands over the town.  The hereditary stately home of the Dukes of Norfolk and their ancestors for over 850 years. Arundel Castle occupies a defensive site on a prominent hill overlooking the River Arun and the South Downs. For further information click here.

Arundel Wildfowl & Wetland Centre

Arundel Wetland Centre is home to a collection of over 50 species of wildfowl from around the world in natural settings, on display 364 days a year so there is always something to see. This gorgeous nature reserve has boat rides and an amazing reedbed boardwalk. For further information click here.

RSPB Amberley Wilbrooks &
the Arun Valley

This reserve forms part of the Arun Valley Special Protection Area below the South Downs, extending across a broad sweep of undisturbed wet grassland, intersected with wildlife-rich ditches and surrounded by woodlands. It's a key location for wintering wildfowl including Bewick's swan, wigeon, teal, shoveler and pintail.  For further information click here.

Amberley Riverside Boat, bike and paddle board hire

A 15 minute walk from Upper Barn is Riverside Boat Hire on the Arun River. They also offer paddle boards and mountain bike hire. For further information click here.

Things to do further away

Witterings Beaches

Wittering beach is approximately a 40 mins drive from Amberley.  1.5 miles of sandy beach with parking, resturants and lifeguard supervision.  A favourite with families, horse riders, wind & kite surfers. For further information click here.

Motorsport at Goodwood -
The Festival of Speed & Goodwood Revival

The world's premier motorsport events take place at Goodwood.  The Festival of Speed usually takes place at the end of July in the grounds of Goodwood House.  The Goodwood Revival in early Sptember at the historic Motor Circuit.  For further information click here.

Horse Racing at Fontwell & Goodwood

Both Fontwell and Goodwood racecourses are just a short drive from Amberley. There are regular meetings at both, plus Goodwood's famous week long Qatar Goodwood Festival in July.
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Brighton Pavilion & The Lanes

The Royal Pavilion is an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton with a colourful history. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this historic house mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China.  Take a wander around Brighton's historic Lanes district full of interesting independent shops and boutiques.  For further information click here.